2017 Moto roadmap leaks revealing the return of the Moto X?

The Lenovo name appears on the box of the just unveiled Moto M

The Lenovo name appears on the box of the just unveiled Moto M

A 2017 roadmap for the Moto lineup has been leaked this morning, revealing model numbers for the company's 2017 releases. A report that we passed along to you the other day says that all of Lenovo's upcoming smartphone releases will use the Moto name. However, this is not an official statement from the company. According to the roadmap, only the 2017 Moto Z and Moto G will be completely designed and engineered by Motorola.

That means that Lenovo will be involved with the design and engineering on the remaining 2017 projects, which will include the Moto X and Moto M. While the Moto C and Moto E will both include input from Lenovo, the leak also shows that a third party ODM will also be involved.

The 2017 Moto road map includes:

  • Moto Z - Motorola
  • Moto X - Lenovo
  • Moto M - Lenovo
  • Moto G - Motorola / Lenovo
  • Moto E - Lenovo / ODM
  • Moto C - Lenovo / ODM
To illustrate how easy it is to get confused over which branch of Lenovo is involved in a certain phone, one needs to look at the recently unveiled Moto M. Despite the use of the iconic Motorola batwings logo, the front of the box clearly has the Lenovo name on the side.

source: +hellomotoHK via TechDroider

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9 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nah, I wouldn't want Lenovo to be associated with the flagships of Motorola. In essence, I want Lenovo not to be involved in the Moto Z and Moto X, especially not in the software side of things!

2. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Great so no moto x this year

4. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

exactly

3. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

All I want is for them to incorporate a fingerprint scanner on the M dimple for at least one phone and I can die content

5. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Motorola, Lenovo, Motovo, Lenovorola, batwing, moto vibe, Lenovo x,hello Lenovo, goodbye moto... Where are you Martin Cooper?

6. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

ok ok ok

7. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

All recent Moto phones have a Lenovo logo on the box.

8. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

So it'll be a Lenovo with Moto branding (aka Moto M). Thanks but no thanks lol

9. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

dang, i was hoping to see the moto x this year. give me my dual speakers!

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