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Motorola Moto X+1 'near-final prototype' leaks out, poses for the camera

Motorola Moto X+1 'near-final prototype' leaks out, poses for the camera
The Motorola Moto X arrived amidst high expectations in August of last year, and while it had a lot going for it including an always-on voice recognition system and the richest customization options available via Moto Maker, it could not score huge sales. Now, almost a year after, it’s about time for a refresh - Motorola is rumored to be preparing a new Moto X+1 flagship phone, and Android Police has the most profound leak of the device, photographed from all angles. While there are no guarantees that this is the real deal, this leak comes with the claim that we’re looking at a ‘near-final prototype’ of the X+1.

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.

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posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:21 7

1. kosal (Posts: 21; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


Moto X looks far better...!!!

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:30 9

6. spin9 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 May 2014)


It looks naval I like it

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:17 3

17. neops (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


What is that in the 3d photo?

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:20 4

18. spin9 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 May 2014)


The Large Hadron Collider :) A CERN contribution

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:30 2

23. neops (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


realy now it looks like an extra sensor or a flash

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 17:20

47. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


Lmao!

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:25

29. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Could it be a fingerprint sensor? Of course, it could simply be an infrared led or an ambient light sensor.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:27 2

30. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I looked at the picture again and I think it's simply the 3,5mm jack. :)

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 10:29 2

32. onthecouchagain (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


Headphone jack.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 18:55 1

48. SupermanayrB (Posts: 617; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Finally someone with sense got it right. Headset jack next to what appears to be a SIM tray but what I hope is an SD card slot.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:14 1

16. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


I want a Kevlar back plate...

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:34 3

24. sgodsell (Posts: 3902; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


You can order it that way.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 12:52 1

35. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


does moto maker have a kevlar back plate???

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 15:46

43. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Ya I'm not a fan of the wood back myself. But I'm sure of course there will be the other options.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:21 2

2. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


X+1 is looking really good. I will go back to Motorola after my Xperia z1 dies.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:25

5. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Lol you bought an Xperia Z1 hahaha XD. I am buying an Xperia Z2 tomorrow *applies cold water to the burned area* ;-)

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:31 10

7. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I'm pretty sure his Z1 will be useless just because you bought a Z2. /s

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 04:26

52. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


He got trolled by Sony who released an inferior flagship first and then released a much better version. That's what I meant.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 12:31 4

34. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Well, prepare to buy a Z3 soon :P

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 23:44

51. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I'd rather wait for Motorola to launch Moto X+1, and when they do, I'll just buy LG G2 for really cheap price. It has got everything the Moto has, plus bigger battery, infrared remote and 13MP cam

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:23 1

3. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


This is really ugly. I expected better from Motorola. The lenovo influence I guess..... *sigh*

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:56 6

14. Adrian38 (Posts: 142; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Lenovo has nothing to do with Motorola at the moment. That purchase hasn't even been finalized yet. This is all Motorola and it will be for a while still.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 13:07

37. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Thats an unfinished product, which is why the camera, headphone jack and USB port look all messed up...but I agree, because that curve is hideous.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:25 7

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


DAT LOOKS BEEEEEAUTIFUUUULL!

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:33

8. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 191; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I doublt that dual flash set may create lense flare type effect or flat light layer which will turn down contrast and color.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:33 2

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


So they add sd card support to the Moto G but not the X+1?

Let's just hope the specs are better than the X. High expectations were given for the X only because of the secrecy and hype Motorola was generating.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 07:37 8

10. troutsy (Posts: 313; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Thumb down.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:07 1

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You know it's true.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 13:33 3

38. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4492; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I was about to say "Wow, an article on Motorola and Myx isn't commenting" but luckily you saved me from that happening.

It's pretty sad how you make sure to come into every article and bash them. Did they punch your kitten or something?

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 16:05

45. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Why wouldn't the specs be better than the X? It's the successor. Obviously it's going to be better.

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