While Lenovo has acquired Motorola Mobility from Google at the beginning of 2014, this year’s Motorola flagship is an affair that was planned and designed at Google. That’s why you’d see many elements of the Moto X+1 that look similar to last year’s Moto X.
There are two key elements of the design of the Moto X+1 that you notice right away - the first one is the dual-speaker setup on the front, and the second one is the wooden replaceable back cover with a huge plastic Motorola logo in the middle. Overall, though, this is a prototype that looks decidedly strange - with a weird combination of wood and plastic, as well as an atypically large opening for the camera and the dual LED flash.
Just like on the Moto X, this new alleged Moto X+1 does not support expandable storage (there is no microSD card slot). The rest of the specs come from earlier rumors, so here’s what we think we know so far about them so far:
- 5.1-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel screen
- Snapdragon 800 system chip
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal storage
- 2900mAh battery
- 12MP main rear camera, 5MP front camera
The Moto X+1 release date is rumored to be scheduled for the end of the summer when Motorola could launch the Moto 360 along with its new flagship smartphone.