As we are on the verge of bidding a farewell to 2016, it’s time for the last major leak of the year. We are talking about Moto X (2017) renders and video shared by the usually reliable tipster @OnLeaks in collaboration with Android Authority. This latest leak gives an idea of what to expect from the upcoming Motorola smartphone in terms of the design.
To start off things, the Moto X (2017) renders suggest a design quite similar to the Moto Z flagship. You can easily notice the similar looking flat tire ring around the rear camera along with the Motorola “Batwing” logo. This rendered design also falls in line with earlier spotted real-life images of the Moto X (2017).
Interestingly, there are no pogo pins at the bottom panel of the rear side. This means the smartphone will not be Moto Mods compatible. This further suggests that it is more likely to be a mid-ranger instead of being a flagship product. But the report suggests that Motorola has opted for the 3.5mm headphone jack and microUSB port for the Moto X (2017). Both of these features are absent on the Moto Z.
Now talking about the front panel design, Motorola has reportedly opted for a front-facing fingerprint scanner, unlike the Moto M where it placed it on the back. There are no signs of the 2.5D glass but there are hints of chamfered design. As for dimensions, the Moto X (2017) measures 150 x 73.8 x 8.4 mm but the thickness increases to 9.4 mm if you take the camera bump into consideration.
As for the possible release date, it is expected to happen either at CES 2017 in Las Vegas or at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. So what do you think of the Moto X (2017) design? Share your views with us using the comments section below.