Alleged Moto X (2017) leaks in the flesh, boasting a metal chassis

Alleged Moto X (2017) leaks in the flesh, boasting a metal chassis
A 2017 roadmap for the expected Moto lineup has already been leaked, revealing model numbers for the company's expected releases next year, and it did include one Moto X (2017). Fast forward a few weeks, and said Moto X has appeared in flesh and blood in what looks suspiciously like a testing lab, as if to confirm its upcoming launch. 

The phone bears all the hallmarks of the Moto line, with a big round camera area on the back, but seems to be entirely made of metal, as is the trends nowadays. The antenna lines have been pushed to the edges to ensure adequate reception that won't be hindered by the metal chassis. No word yet when will this eventual Moto X be announced, or whether it will make its way Stateside to US carriers.


Alleged Moto X (2017) leaks in the flesh, boasting a metal chassis
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source: Techdroider

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24 Comments

1. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Moto design is long gone. now it just looks like Moto's fugly child nobody wants after being raped by Lenovo

2. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

I'd probably buy a Moto X 2015 as a tribute to Moto designs under Google.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Moto X 2014. Perfect size, great specs for the time, minimal bezels.

20. captainkirkw

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

I still use mine as my daily phone. I wonder how this new one will compare size wise and I don't want anything much larger. Sure seems like there is a lot of wasted bezel.

24. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Too bad it doesn;t have micro sd and the camera isn;t as good.

3. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It went from charismatic Moto design to an ugly ironclad look.

4. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

That's ugly as fu(k.

5. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Member the original Moto X?

10. palmguy

Posts: 955; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I still have the original Moto X. White front, bamboo back. :-D

11. zoppy

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Ooh I Member!

6. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Let's just hope this is another mid/low end phone from Moto. It's simply unacceptable as a Moto X, when the G, M, Z's are all better looking. Unless the X line is made lower end.

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

One would think: E - disposable dollar store line G - quality low end X - upper midrange (which it always has been) Z - flagship But then they confuse the issue by offering things like the upper midrange Z Play. So who knows.

7. aegislash

Posts: 1434; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Why not build the fingerprint scanner into the M dimple on the back? That'd allow for them to shave off a ton of bezel and add a bigger display.

8. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

The Moto M has it yet the bezels aren't that thin either.

9. toyboyz

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Less bezel MOTO or it will never get off the ground.

12. drazwy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Ew yeah, that doesn't look good at all.

15. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Nothing left of the original Moto X design. May those design R.I.P. such a nice design until 2015. What's up with that huge forehead and the big chin.. I hope this is a joke.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Looks generic, but not bad. At least it has that Moto X dimple. Just don't see much differentiating this from a Pixel.

17. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

ugly af, X Style and those like that,they were cool

18. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

this might be the ugliest phone if seen in a while

19. koby11

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

very bad design Where 2 front speaker stereo

23. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

ZTE Axon 7 or Alcatel Idol 4(S). BlackBerry DTEK50 and 60 too.

21. monoke

Posts: 1127; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

A bit on the ugly side. Too much bezel still and huge camera housing from the moto z was never a good look to begin with.

22. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

No dual front-facing speakers! My heart is broken. I was holding out on buying anything else for that reason specifically. I guess the Axon 7 is still by best bet.

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