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Moto X+1 with leather back caught on camera

Moto X+1 with leather back caught on camera
We found out recently that one of the new options coming to the Moto Maker customizations is a leather backing for the Moto X+1. It is possible that denim is in the works as well, but that has not yet been confirmed. Now, we're getting our first look at what looks like an X+1 with a leather backing.

You can see the texture of the leather in the image, and it also looks like it has been scuffed a bit, which could mean you would eventually have a worn leather look, which would be quite cool. Obviously, the leather back is more something you get for the feel, but it still looks pretty good. According to past leaks, the leather backings could come in a choice of colors, including black, brown, blue, and red. 

Another interesting to note about the image is the Motorola logo on the back. The press renders we saw had a black on black logo and a white on gray. Now, this leather one has a black on gray logo. Could the logo itself be customizable?

We also just got some info about the price, release, and Moto Maker availability for the X+1, if you missed it. We're less than one week away from the official announcement. So, we should be getting answers soon enough. How do you guys like the leather? Would it be worth it?

Moto X+1 with leather back caught on camera

source: TKTechNews

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posted on 30 Aug 2014, 01:15 5

1. Lt.Green (Posts: 375; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Would be cool if the logo also acts as a power button ala G3.
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posted on 30 Aug 2014, 01:42 6

8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3022; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


It does look like a button.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 05:31 1

23. RandomUsername (Posts: 458; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


I think it acts as a button for voiceless control, maybe :)

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 08:45 6

28. NexusPhan (Posts: 474; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


What the hell is voiceless control? Fingers?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 09:50 1

30. sgodsell (Posts: 1228; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Do you even know about the original Moto X. Where its touch less voice control. NO TOUCH AT ALL. So why would you need a button for voice at all.

posted on 31 Aug 2014, 07:23

43. RandomUsername (Posts: 458; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


oops, I meant touchless control :D

posted on 01 Sep 2014, 08:58

47. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1382; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Why have a button for Touchless control? Kinda defeats the purpose.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 14:47

36. TechNeck (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


What if it had LED Notifications... That would make this phone More epic * v *

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 01:17 7

2. ushoda (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


horrible :/

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 07:18 3

26. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I must be the only one who uses cases. I personally don't care how the phone looks from the back side and I don't care if the phone is plastic or metal. My primary interaction is with the screen and buttons.
To me the phone looks fine and I dig the dual speakers on the front. People are making a big deal out of nothing and I've been a Samsung owner for the last 3 years.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 09:31 2

29. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 134; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


Oh, but I love me a nice backside, if you know what I mean. Lol

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 23:54 1

41. jeeta444 (Posts: 131; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


i dont know what design people want these days??
they speak same words for every upcoming phone Z3, ip 6, moto x+1 ,"ugly , horrible, yulk" blah blahhh...

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 01:17

3. Jason2k13 (Posts: 642; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


wheres the flash?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 01:25 8

5. Bjray (Posts: 53; Member since: 29 May 2014)


In the camera lens rim

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 01:19 3

4. Tritinum (Posts: 99; Member since: 06 May 2014)


I have great expectations from this phone

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 01:30 4

6. daftside (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Welp looks like the ugly pics leaked earlier is close to legit after all, time to abandon ship!

posted on 31 Aug 2014, 16:52

45. Doakie (Posts: 1251; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Stupid reason.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 07:42

48. loyd112 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Aug 2014)


well nope the only thing that doesn't look good is the camera if you ask me
i hope that's not it ......they should've gone witha nexus 5 looking camera

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 01:39 1

7. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 372; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


I like it; way better than uncomfortable metal...

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 01:52 4

9. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Not worried about plastic/metal. But that back looks tacky.. Not classy. And don't like that huge "M"

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 01:55 1

10. scarface21173 (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


Leather, Wood and Metal all cool to me, at least you have a phone with options my only problem is what colour to go for.....

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 02:00 2

11. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5423; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That Motorola logo is huge, I hope it's a button or it will light up.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 02:24

12. iMemo (Posts: 102; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


I surprisingly find that huge logo cute! :D

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 02:32 1

13. naittosan (Posts: 208; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


I want the leather blue.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 02:40 1

14. Sniggly (Posts: 7015; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'd have to see and feel this for myself, but it looks all right from this photo.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 09:55 1

31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4018; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It looks like it has a skin rather than an actual different material built into it, the camera ring looks like it's sunk in. And the Motorola button/logo on the back doesn't look as big as it did in the renders, it's smaller than the top of a person's thumb.

I'm liking it so far. You can see the plastic inserts on the corners of the phone, which mean there's a metal band around it. I loved the metal accents on the Razr HD, so that's good.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 02:57 4

15. 1701nino (unregistered)


What is wrong with Motorola???I don't get it?How come a company that made a beautiful watch like the 360 makes horrible looking phones.Obviously they are capable of making high quality tech.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:29

16. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm confused since still to this day the Moto X runs buttery smooth. Please elaborate more sir.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:34 1

17. Sniggly (Posts: 7015; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


He's talking more about the physical looks of the phone. I personally like the looks of the Algebra, but it seems to be a polarizing design. I think it's the prominence of the camera module and Motorola logo-which still isn't as big as the Apple logo on iPhones.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:48

18. LoveHater (Posts: 148; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


With those tiny lens,, itwill not be night cather

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:13

19. Sealblaighter (Posts: 44; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


It looks ugly, and where is the LED flash?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:22 1

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7015; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's two flashes, and they're embedded in the rim around the camera lens.

posted on 31 Aug 2014, 03:49

42. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3022; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The camera might be better at macro shots with those two smaller LEDs in those locations.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:21 2

20. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 114; Member since: 15 May 2013)


From the leaks I've seen so far, it seems like the Moto X design doesn't translate very well into a bigger device, it looks really bad...

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 05:27 1

22. gigaraga (Posts: 932; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Nice, with an interesting touch. Flash looks like a nice design but overall design is too...pedestrian?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 05:37

24. taz_chaz (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


thats a big lens...shall expect good things for its camera?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 07:08

25. Professor (Posts: 137; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


It seems Motorola is taking the same route of Apple were style is more important... Not my style. As an engineer I follow the rule FFF (form follows function).

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 11:40 1

33. a_merryman (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


And in what way does this suggest any sort of function has been compromised?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 07:39

27. Heatfan316 (Posts: 416; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


A real leather back would mean you have a much better grip on the phone and would equal less drops, especially with one handed use. So yeah I'm all for it.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 11:14

32. Sharky (Posts: 118; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)


I think the biggest thing in terms of how good (or not good) the design is the metal sides. I'm not really fond of it and it breaks up the design of the phone. The material should have wrapped completely around the edges, that's what made the Moto X look so good. This design just looks a bit on the tacky side.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 12:52

34. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5596; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


looks good. i can definitely see this selling but i'm not going to opt for leather since my Note 4 will probably have Leather on the back. that would be a little too much cow hide for me...

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 14:01

35. ryanlockovich (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


Looks nice, but I'm waiting for the Moto S

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 14:57

37. Pattyface (Posts: 222; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


I like the leather back. I like the phone other than the supposed prices.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 15:31

38. masuod (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 May 2014)


Is this really note 4
toranji.ir/hot-a-masterpiece-of-samsung-in-the-con​​​ference-north-with-an-ifa-tests-abrfon-we-wi​ll-​be-​facing/
Phonearena please translate it

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 15:32

39. Scott93274 (Posts: 930; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I probably will not be getting a new phone this year. So far I'm very happy with the performance of my Moto X and see no reason for an upgrade. Maybe when the Moto X+2 comes out I'll be ready for an upgrade.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 21:12

40. Taters (Posts: 2960; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I had high hopes for this but it seems like it's pretty ugly.

posted on 31 Aug 2014, 09:09

44. ultrasound (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Jul 2014)


That's a different take/angle on the flash embedded in the camera lens. Hopefully the camera in newer version of the phone, because currently I'm using the Moto x as I speak, the camera is decent but other than that the phone on opinion is in the top ten class. Anyway props to Motorola.

posted on 31 Aug 2014, 20:48

46. Af1rPA (Posts: 52; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


I dont know about that silver/grey edge. Just not feeling it.
I hope their will be the black weave version like the Moto X.

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