Alleged Moto X5 picture shows four cameras, bezel-less design, iPhone X-like notch


New reports about Motorola's new lineup of smartphones have started to pop up recently. We've already talked about the Moto E5, Motorola's next budget-friendly smartphone coming in the first half of the year, so let's take a look at yet another unannounced device that should be announced soon – the Moto X5.

The sequel to the Moto X4 comes with a slightly different design. For once, the Moto X5 is a truly bezel-less smartphone, but what makes it stand out is the iPhone X-like notch at the top, which seems to have been included to make room to the dual front cameras.

The large 5.9-inch display with FHD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) resolution features 18:9 aspect ratio, but the notch at the top will probably take some of that space.

Moreover, the Moto X5 features a similar dual camera setup on the back as well, so it will come with a total of four cameras. Motorola has completely removed the Home button, so it's unclear if the phone will include a fingerprint scanner or not. There isn't one on the back unless it's hidden under the logo, which we doubt.

Software-wise, the Moto X5 should feature the so-called “Moto XP,” Motorola's “Smart AI.” Sadly, there are no further details about the smartphone's hardware and software configuration. In fact, we can't tell for sure whether the phone in the picture is the Moto X5, so take it with a pinch of salt until more info emerges in the coming days (or weeks).

source: Droid-life

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27 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 719; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

wow! so apple removed the 3.5mm jack and immediately most of the android oem's copied i might say... now the notch? what the actual f**k is wrong with the oems? do they really think that apple users buy iphonex because of the notch? and maybe they will move for another brand because it also has a notch?

8. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Oems think if Apple does it and gets attention/sales, then they will slso get the same things. They forget that they are not Apple; they don’t have a simlar fan base, OS, or popularity as Apple. So it’s unlikely that people will jump on for their phones like they do for iPhones, and they surely don’t jump on to the latter for its notch.

17. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Dont be surprised if most of chinese brands bring the notch this year..

25. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Moto Z removed it in summer 2016..... And was released in before the iPhone 7

2. black.inco unregistered

With that bottom bezel, the top notch makes zero sense.

3. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I guess Lenovo just couldn’t resist copying iPhone.

4. dnomadic

Posts: 401; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I don't usually say this but.....shame, shame, shame!!! That's not even a good feature. Thin bezels I love, not so thin bezels with a notch, not so much!

5. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

I am kinda dubious about the authenticity of this pic. I mean android already has a bottom navigation bar with home button, back button, and multitasking. It would make zero sense for someone like moto ,which includes close to stock android, to move to a geature based UI( the bottom bar in the pic suggests this).

6. hazard1

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

So, if Apple, not Samsung, built a phone that exploded and said it was the next big thing, the other OEMs would follow suit? I know, I am not the only person who thinks the notch is a bad thing. Copying it makes no sense. Copy a good feature, please! Face ID, and force touch, for example.

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yes, I love 3D touch on the iPhones. Really miss it when I use anAndroid phone. But many people still think its a gimmick (they probably haven’t found and/or experienced it.). As for Face Id, it has its quirks, but so does touchId. I think with time, both technologies will improve in security and performance. But as fpr now, I wanna see both solutions in a smartphone, not just one. Being able to turn on both at the same time for unlocking would provide the ultimate security option, in my opinion.

14. hazard1

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

They're nice features. Even if I didn't think so, I would understand if an Android OEM introduced those features on the phone. They provide additional capabilities that many will find useful. But the notch?

7. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

As long as the bits to the side of the notch are assigned as a permanent statusbar than I'm fine with it. Don't turn it into something that developers have to design their apps around like Apple did.

9. DasGebuesch

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 31, 2017

in the preview data long before the release of the moto x 4 there was "bluetooth 5.0". if the new one has bluetooth 5.0 I'm in.

10. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

As long as the bits to the side of the notch are assigned as a permanent statusbar than I'm fine with it. Don't turn it into something that developers have to design their apps around like Apple did. Don't really understand the bottom bezel though, doesn't seem to be any reason for it to be there.

12. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

How the hell is this bezel less?

13. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Slashleaks says Moto G6 will look alike this one.

15. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Ugh. I miss the time when Moto phones did not look awful. There are so many things that bother me with this render: 1) As black.inco said above, the notch is a stupid idea given that bottom bezel 2) The side buttons' placement seems extremely awkward. We should be looking at a tall phone, so it looks like there is quite some space between the Volume Up and Down buttons 3) Someone has to tell Moto their rear camera design is terrible. I thought I should wait to see what Moto has to offer this year before replacing my Moto X 2014... Guess it won't be a new Moto. (by the way, funny how the navigation buttons have disappeared, is this a new Android feature, an odd UI choice by Moto, or an awkward overlay?)

16. knopper

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 28, 2017

Wtf they just released the x4 last October.

18. cmdacos

Posts: 4105; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lol lazy design from a deteriorating company. Bye Felicia

19. Furbal unregistered

Mid range going to be interesting this year.

20. fyah_king unregistered

All I see is a bezel on top. Where is the notch? Am I missing something here?

21. SyCo87

Posts: 298; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Didn't see it until I noticed the lit-up notifications.

23. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Moto needs to do more to differentiate the e, g, x, and z lines. I think they should get rid of the e line and focus on the g, x, and z lines. G should be their low end- Lowe mid range, x should be the upper mid range, and z the high end with all the features. Make sure the x has either a snapdragon 660 or 670.

24. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Would love to see the Razr line return.

26. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Gone are the days when Motorola used to make some nice products, Moto devices usually used to have different looks. I guess Lenovo is ruining it in a bad way. But if this thing is real than this will be my last device from Motorola. Writing on my Moto X 2014.

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