Moto X Likely to Follow the Footsteps of Moto Z with its Design

January 2, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The latest generation of Moto X smartphone has been staying in the rumors for a while. But a lack of confirmation from Motorola has raised the belief that the company is nowhere close to bringing out the 2017 edition of Moto X. But now, new leaked renders of what could be the Moto X device has surfaced online to end all those rumors.

A number of new renders have now got leaked courtesy of @OnLeaks, who has got a decent track record when it comes to smartphone leaks.  Along with the render images, a 360- degree render video has also been revealed, which takes us further deep into the design of the new Moto X.

As it appears, Moto X seems to have taken a fair share of inspiration in design from the innovative flagship of Motorola, the Moto Z. The reason for this move is still unclear. One possible reason could be that Motorola is planning to keep a common design norm for all its smartphones from now on.

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The rear-side of the device totally resembles the Moto Z device with its circular-ringed camera along with the dual-tone flash. It also features the same bump that was featured on the Moto Z device. However, the rear face of Moto X introduces more curves along the edges, and that all but confirms that there won’t be mod support for Moto X.

The front side of the device too features some inspiration from the Moto Z, although not entirely. The notable change is the introduction of the new Moto logo which appears on the top left corner of Moto X. The physical home button has also been retained, but has been made more compact. It will be packing the fingerprint sensors on it. The Moto X 2017 edition also lacks a 2.5D screen, and will instead come with chamfered edges.

Apart from these, the render also reaffirms that the 3.5mm jack and the microUSB ports will be retained. As of yet, there are no details on the inner specifications of the device. It’s also not sure whether Motorola will be rushing to launch its new Moto X by CES this year. A more suitable launch platform for the device could be at MWC 2017, which will be taking place after a couple of months from now.

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