First pics of the Moto X backplates leak

First pics of the Moto X backplates leak
We are quite obviously getting very close to the official reveal of the Motorola Moto X, because the leaks are coming fast and furious now. We've already seen a couple of places, including ABC News, repeating information that we had reported months ago, and now we're seeing the first leaked pictures of the Moto X backplate in various colors.

As we've been saying since March, Motorola is going to offer a choice of colors for the Moto X, and there should be well over 20 different colors from which to choose. Now, we're getting to see four of those choices. We're not art majors, but the colors look to be: cyan, magenta, violet, and lime green (although, they could very well be sky blue, crimson, fuschia, and plain old green for all we know, but you get the idea).

Word has it that in addition to the backplate color options, the trim of the device itself will match, but we haven't yet seen that caught on camera. 

What color would you want for your Moto X?

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



43. nashoa

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Really wonderful and beautiful

42. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

I think that Motorola has a point doing this removable back cover. Every year they say that they are seeking to make the fastest and the most durable phone. The Kevlar back is awesome, a bit ugly for some people, but the fell and grip is unique for me. But how many people today are brave enough to go out without a bumper to show the beauty of their phones? Not many I guess. The reason is simple, we don't want to scratch them. So I think they are aiming to make a phone that you wont need to buy a bumper to protect it because the back cover will be replaceable (and I hope it will be cheap). So if it scratch or break you just need to buy a new one. Anyway, I'm still hoping for more, otherwise it will be very disappointing.

37. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

DAMNNN, non-removable batteries!!!!!!!!!!!!! next phone please. Moto X is getting more disappointing!

38. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Moto has been doing non-removable batteries since the 2011 Razr. That's almost 2 years. Why would the X be any different?

26. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Hideous. Buh-bye, Moto.

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i think i'd want the back of mine to be black but i'd want a different color spine. i hope there's a brighter green than the one pictured here for me to choose and of course if i have the option i'll make it METAL! ;D oh man i'm getting really excited about this now. i may just hold on to the Note II i'm getting tomorrow for a bit instead of selling it or putting cash with it to get an S4 or something.

20. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

What the hell does it matter what color? It's about performance. And black is pretty much best for view ability. But if the phone doesn't run, or the screen sucks it doesn't matter. I'd rather have a smartphone than a blue turd. Colors and engravings don't get me excited.

21. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

It's not all about performance. It's about features that are fun and useful, and making sure that the performance can deliver them optimally. More performance is great, but not everything like you say it is. There was an article on this site saying Google kind of gave up on making this the super phone, though... it seems like they did something at least, since it's mentioned to have hardware/software features to give it situational awareness etc.

18. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

i dislike how phone companies only make the back of the phone in different colors. i think the front should be the same color as well, but of course this is much more costly and time assuming.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

20 colors. What a awesome concept. All we need is a Moto press conference.

2. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Why everyone is copying Nokia's stragety of colorful phones? Colored iPhones.. Now colored Moto X..

3. smallworld

Posts: 537; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Shut up.

4. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

For people like you, let me clear that I am not trolling or bashing anyone.. just sharing my views.

7. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Well please dont....and BTW lumia have got at most 5 colors moto has if anything moto have beaten lumia...

10. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Nice try BTW.

8. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

So colours are patented too? I lolled so hard...

9. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Can you tell me where I have said "colors are patented or Nokia will sue them etc"? Please get a life and read my comment again

11. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

*Facepalm* They were many flip phones that had variety of colors. Nokia is NOT the first company to come up with that. I just hope you are trolling....

12. smallworld

Posts: 537; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Colorful phones have existed since years now.

13. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You don't say?

23. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Yes, because we all know that no product in history offered a choice of colors before Nokia came around...

24. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

+1 for making my statement clear.

29. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

41. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Colored devices have been around long before Nokia. Remember colored game boys?

34. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

How many things don't come in different colors? If anything the things that come in one or two colors are in the minority.

36. Mobilephile

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

you're so right, even these copied their color strategy! the bastards


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Mehhh, not hating on this device but I don't think it'll be enough to stand on it's own. They need a true flag ship device of 2013 already.

5. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

May be they want to become Mid-ranger king?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Well then they are on their way, lol what I wonder is, what will be the price tag of the Moto X? If they can match the 299 OFF CONTRACT price that the Nexus 4 has, they might just be able to pull something off.

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