Motorola’s Moto X series of phones didn’t have a role to play in 2016, with parent company Lenovo choosing to keep the lineup on the backburner for the entire year. This drought may finally end in 2017 with the release of a new addition to the portfolio.
4 images of the alleged Moto X (2017) have gotten leaked courtesy helloMotoHK. The handset is likely a prototype in the early stages of development based on its appearance. It actually looks very similar to the Moto G5 thanks to its metal build and circular camera hump on the rear.
Upon closer inspection though, it seems the Moto X (2017) has a dual lens setup within that circle. Motorola hasn’t joined the twin snapper bandwagon till date. If the photos are any indication, it’s possible the manufacturer is considering making the leap.
As for specs, the next Moto X might go the mid-range way rather than continuing with its premium streak. The smartphone is apparently going to carry a 5.5-inch screen, 32GB of ROM, and 3GB of RAM. It might just benefit from the processing power of a Snapdragon 625 SoC rather than a more high-end Snapdragon 820 or 835 CPU.
Even the Moto Z Play has a Snapdragon 625 SoC and 5.5-inch display. Perhaps the Moto X (2017) will be positioned as an alternative to the handset, taking away Moto Mods support but adding dual cameras. There’s no release date rumored for the upcoming device yet. Stay tuned more on the phone as and when more information comes to light.