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Is this the 2016 Motorola Moto X flagship?

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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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posted on 07 Apr 2016, 20:13 2

1. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 657; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


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

posted on 07 Apr 2016, 20:17

3. hwb01 (Posts: 355; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


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

posted on 07 Apr 2016, 20:19

4. hwb01 (Posts: 355; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


He's like "I see you"

posted on 08 Apr 2016, 01:02 3

13. senseiJ (Posts: 165; Member since: 02 May 2015)


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

posted on 10 Apr 2016, 07:41

21. chaz5o (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


Geena Davis?

posted on 08 Apr 2016, 06:27

18. AViator (Posts: 37; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Dylan O'Brien, anyone?

posted on 07 Apr 2016, 20:15

2. hafini_27 (Posts: 898; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Is that a round front home button?

posted on 07 Apr 2016, 20:27 2

5. bossman (Posts: 248; Member since: 27 Jan 2016)


I'm pretty sure that is a fingerprint sensor.

posted on 08 Apr 2016, 00:22 3

11. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 228; Member since: 15 May 2013)


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

posted on 07 Apr 2016, 20:45 4

6. Furbal (unregistered)


Moto x force + 820 + FP scanner + ois.

posted on 07 Apr 2016, 22:57 2

10. Scott93274 (Posts: 5518; Member since: 06 Aug 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.

posted on 08 Apr 2016, 04:48 1

17. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3615; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


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

posted on 07 Apr 2016, 20:54

7. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


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

posted on 07 Apr 2016, 22:19 5

8. ryandt220 (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Jul 2015)


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

posted on 07 Apr 2016, 22:28 1

9. bonnie100th (Posts: 22; Member since: 01 Apr 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...

posted on 08 Apr 2016, 00:54

12. aksa123 (Posts: 343; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


I hope not, looks like 6-inch big.

posted on 08 Apr 2016, 01:42

14. Modest_Moze (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 Mar 2015)


Yes it is.

posted on 08 Apr 2016, 01:53

15. ibend (Posts: 6725; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


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

posted on 08 Apr 2016, 02:27

16. Chuck007 (Posts: 1318; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Heard they were going with Lenovo branding with this one?

posted on 08 Apr 2016, 09:53

19. Nexus4Matic (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


No front facing stereo speakers = not interested

posted on 08 Apr 2016, 15:52

20. TrackPhoneUser (Posts: 252; Member since: 21 Oct 2015)


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

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