Is this the 2016 Motorola Moto X flagship?

Last week we got a sniff at a potential incoming device from Motorola, with the so-called 'Moto X3' having been spotted en route to India via the Zauba tracking website. Now, a snap of an unspecified Motorola smartphone has been leaked online, which may provide us with our first proper look at what the Lenovo-owned firm has in store for 2016.

The aforementioned Zauba info gave little away about the X3 besides its 5-inch display and the fact that it's a single-SIM GSM handset; not the most riveting of feature run-downs. But pictures are much more exciting than mere words, and hellomotoHK has shared an image that may or may not relate to the smartphone referenced a week back. 

The device looks to have been snapped on a train, unbeknownst to the apparent owner. At a guess, we'd say the display is of at least five inches, though it's pretty hard to tell for definite. There looks to be a fingerprint sensor below the display, a feature that a Lenovo executive already confirmed would make its way to the higher-end Moto devices this year. The port at the bottom, meanwhile, looks to be of the USB Type-C variety. 

The famous Motorola logo is barely discernible, but it's there, and though details are scant for now, here's hoping this sighting is trailed by some more substantial information

What would you like to see from the Moto X this year? Let us know in the comments

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21 Comments

1. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

What is on the screen of the device, what is this person watching?

3. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I guess he knows that people will be taking pictures of his phone

4. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

He's like "I see you"

13. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

I think that's johnny Depp. Probably nightmare at elm street. But I'm not entirely sure.

21. chaz5o

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

Geena Davis?

18. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Dylan O'Brien, anyone?

2. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Is that a round front home button?

5. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

I'm pretty sure that is a fingerprint sensor.

11. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

If we're looking at a physical home button, deal breaker for me...

6. Furbal unregistered

Moto x force + 820 + FP scanner + ois.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Throw in Project Fi support and I'll get one day one.... then again, I think that's more up to Google than Motorola/Lenovo.

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If the X-Force had this & Qi charging, I would have gone for it and not the S7 Edge

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Looks like a Meizu Motorola device. With a ROUND home button I see?

8. ryandt220

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 11, 2015

Looks like another front speaker falls victim to the fingerprint scanner.

9. bonnie100th

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

I really hope that they will come with a full metal phone, top notch hardware, and those stereo speakers, also unlocked like the current Pure Edition good for all US major carriers. Then I will consider as a candidate, alongside the upcoming HTC10 and Nexus. I'm patiently waiting...

12. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I hope not, looks like 6-inch big.

14. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Yes it is.

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

is that physical button? did they remove stereo speaker? NOOOOOOOOOO..................

16. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Heard they were going with Lenovo branding with this one?

19. Nexus4Matic

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

No front facing stereo speakers = not interested

20. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Stereo speakers, fingerprint scanner, unlocked, sd820 and 3000 mah+ battery will be insta buy for me

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