5-inch Motorola (Lenovo) Moto X3 coming soon?

5-inch Motorola (Lenovo) Moto X3 coming soon?
Apart from the fact that it changed its CEO (Rick Osterloh was replaced today by Aymar de Lencquesaing), Motorola Mobility has been pretty quiet this year, and didn't announce any new products. However, the company, which is now a Lenovo subsidiary, suggested that we should soon see new Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E handsets.

One of the upcoming Moto X phones seems to be called Moto X3. This name is showing up in a listing over at Zauba - a website that tracks imports and exports to and from India. The website is listing the device as "Motorola Moto X3", though the "Motorola" branding is unlikely to be used on the final product, being replaced with "Lenovo". Apparently, what we have here is a 5-inch, single SIM GSM phone - and that's all we know about it (for now).

The X3 moniker confuses us a bit: while Motorola has various Moto X handsets (the latest being the Moto X Pure Edition), there was never a Moto X2. Still, in the past, Zauba revealed the names of various unannounced smartphones, so we're inclined to believe that this Moto X3 is real.

Earlier this week, we heard about two other unreleased Moto smartphones: XT1700 and XT1706 (of course, these are just model numbers, not retail names). The two handsets, possibly part of the Moto E series, should offer features like 5-inch 720p displays, quad-core MediaTek processors, 2 GB of RAM, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. At the moment, we don't know how the Moto X3 compares to the XT1700 and XT1706, but we hope we're going to find out soon.

5-inch Motorola (Lenovo) Moto X3 coming soon?

source: Zauba via Roland Quandt (Twitter)

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26 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but motoX used to be big phablet :-/ cant they make it X3 mini for 5inch, and keep the real X size... (hope they didnt mess with motoX.. aside from bad battery life, motoX is good all-rounder)

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2533; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The Moto X also used to be a 4.7 inch device. That could also be construed as the "real" Moto X size.

4. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Moto X 2nd gen was perfect size for my personal preference plus it's metal frame was quite thin at the edges so ergonomics were spon on

12. LennonRoberto

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

you mean tablet

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Give me 1080p (X pure had QHD so probably won't happen smh), 3000mah battery, SD820, and a good camera and I will buy this.

5. Zylam

Posts: 1808; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Can't wait for the new Moto's, after the horrible Nexus phones last year, the only hope left for stock Android is moto. Unless HTC does something crazy this year with their Nexi or Oneplus makes an awesome 3.

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2533; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Horrible Nexus phones? General consensus has been that the 6p was one of, if not *the*, best phones of 2015.

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I've got one and at this point, something would have to really wow me to make me give up my 6p. And I switch phones every year.

10. jellmoo

Posts: 2533; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

That's good to know! I'm currently looking to pick up either a 6p or an S7 edge.

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I too love my 6P, best damn phone if you ask me. Just a little on the large side. I personally would have liked it if it were the size of the 2014 Moto X or Nexus 5X.

7. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I agree. Critical acclaim for Nexus phones in 2015. We are all waiting to see what HTC does, but Moto has a leg up as their software is clean, useful, and innovative. I think most of us were disappointed with LG's offering. I think HTC, Samsung, and Moto will all move in positive directions in 2016. They all have to. Phone sales are down down down now that everyone has a smartphone.

9. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Just stay above 5.5 in screen

11. LennonRoberto

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

I don't understand how the f**k can people think: "the bigger, the better" about f**king mobile phones. Please! You can't even put into your pocket anymore. Want a huge sized thing? Good, that's why there is a product called "tablet" for sale.

13. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I've got a 6p. What kind of pants are you wearing that you can't get it in your pocket. I used to feel the same way about phone sizes. I would've never gone above a 5" screen two years ago. Now I wouldn't go back. I still have my OG Droid Incredible, and trying to use that is frustrating as hell. You don't like larger devices, there are options on the market. But I really get tired of people telling other people what they should and shouldn't use. That's why there is no one device for everyone.

17. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

It may fit in the pocket but try sitting down with it in for pocket. Therein lies the problem. 5" or bust!

18. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Are you talking front or rear? Because I have mine in my front pocket quite often and have no issue with it.

23. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Front pocket is no problem until I get in the car. My S6 Edge is usually ok but if it were a tiny bit smaller it would be better. Also, I just spent some time snowboarding and it was too big for my front pocket (used jacket pocket instead) but if it were a touch smaller it would have been fine. YMMV

14. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

My Nexus 6 fits in my pocket just fine with a case on it. I usually wear fitted jeans. I'm 5'10" Maybe your little pockets are just tiny?

16. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

I just love how everyone that doesn't like the same thing as you is wrong.

19. NocturnalEvil

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

I think the specs of this upcoming Moto X device are quite predictable, either a 5 inch 1080p screen or a 5.1 inch 1440p screen, dual front firing speakers, 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 820 processor, a design which looks like a smaller version of Moto X Pure Edition, ergonomically curved back, fingerprint scanner embedded in the Motorola dimple at the back and certain extra options for customising body colour and accents and new back material customisation (May be Gator skin back this time, I would love to have that on a Moto X).

26. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

I'll take 2 please.

20. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I Dont expect expect much from motorola under Crapnova.

21. NocturnalEvil

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

First they screwed up ThinkPads, now they gonna screw up Motorola phones.

22. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

If new moto's aren't going to have a moto logo on them anymore, I'll opt for the 2015 models for memorial values.

24. sebstin

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Wish motorola releases sleek phones in 2016 with 4.3", 4.7", 5.1", 5.5" size variants?

25. Shiva2016 unregistered

two new gsm mobile of motorola with single sim and 5inch screen (r&d purpose probably) have been listed in zauba..its declared rate is around Rs.5100...this one must be moto e3

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