It seems that Motorola is not giving up on the Moto X series yet. Although, later in June 2016, Lenovo confirmed that Moto X series is alive, but the company has not revealed any smartphone under the X moniker in 2016. But it seems things will change in 2017 as after series of hands-on images of the alleged Moto X 2017 leaking online, a new bunch of renders and video has surfaced on the internet, based on actual factory schematics.
As per the renders and the video leaked by Android Authority and @OnLeaks, the Moto X (2017) will come with a metal design which resembles its latest Moto Z lineup, although there are no pogo pins on the rear. This lead us to believe that the upcoming smartphone will not support the Moto Mods. Lenovo recently confirmed that the company will be coming up with more Moto Mods in coming months which will be compatible with upcoming Moto Z devices, which means that the next Moto X might not be a flagship device.
As per the leaks, the Moto X (2017) measures 50 x 73.8 x 8.4 mm with company’s signature round camera bump making it 9.5mm thick. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch display as opposed to the 5.5-inches screen we have seen in the Moto Z models. The company might make the fingerprint scanner into a more familiar pile shape, with the dual-SIM slot found on the top edge of the phone. The volume rocker and power on/off buttons are placed on the right, while the left is blank. At the rear, one will find company’s large camera bump, which we have seen in the Moto Z lineup, with company logo sitting right beneath it. The device will support microUSB port and a headphone jack, but it lacks a stereo speakers setup, which further hints that the device might be projected as a mid-ranger.
However, there is no information about specifications and pricing available at this moment, but it is expected that the Moto X (2017) might be unveiled during Mobile World Congress which will take place in Barcelona this year.