Motorola under Lenovo is reviving the MOTO X brand after it had shuttered it in 2015 in favour of the Z series smartphones with all indicators that it will fill the role of a premium mid-range device below the top of the line MOTO Z2 products. This sandwiches the MOTO X (2017) below the MOTO Z2 and above the ever-popular MOTO G series handsets.
Now, recently over at Baidu more information regarding the handset leaked showing the alleged device being leaked in a presentation. As always please take every leak with a pinch of salt since details are sparse and sometimes the leak can be a completely unrelated product(s). This is amply clear in this leak as well because the device has a different camera module layout compared to other Motorola MOTO phones leaked till now. With the dual-LED flash placed above the cameras unlike the inverse layout as we have found in most MOTO devices launched this year.
The leaked presentation also spoke about the specifications of the MOTO X (2017) stating that it will be powered by Qualcomm’s premier Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC coupled with an Adreno 508 GPU. It will have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage with a 3800mAh battery unit which supports an unspecified standard of Qualcomm’s QuickCharge. Although it is most likely that it would be QuickCharge 4.0 as is supported by the SoC. We do not know what software the handset would be sporting although once again looking at its siblings, it is likely that the X (2017) would feature a close to stock version of Android with light Motorola customisations.
Just like all recent MOTO releases, the MOTO X (2017) has its fingerprint up-front below the display along with an all metal build and a laser autofocus for the primary camera. Apart from all this the upcoming smartphone will be IP68 certified for dust and water ingress resistance which is a departure from the company’s standard of making their devices only splash resistant with an oleophobic coating.
This leak tells us that Motorola is definitely working on more handsets than just the MOTO E and MOTO C line-up and we should be getting to know about them in due time. Until then follow us on our social media to keep up to date with the latest in the world of Android.