Leaked photograph of the Motorola Moto X4 from December now said to be the real thing

According to Evan Blass, this picture from December is a legitimate photo of the Motorola Moto X4

According to Evan Blass, this picture from December is a legitimate photo of the Motorola Moto X4

For those of you awaiting news on the fourth generation Motorola Moto X, we have something interesting to tell you. This year, we should see the device given the moniker of the Motorola Moto X4. But that isn't what we really wanted to tell you. Actually, we want you to think back to December when the sun set much earlier, the temperature was colder, and no one was parading around Apple like Chicken Little screaming that "the sky is falling."

In fact it was the middle of December when a leaked image of the fourth generation Moto X graced our site. At the time, the device was still being tested and we told you that the final design could look quite different. Speaking of looking different, the big round camera on the back is one of those things you either love or hate.

If you're thinking about giving the Motorola Moto X4 a whirl, hopefully you like the way the rear camera looks because this is what the back of the Motorola Moto X4 could really look like, according to a tweet sent Friday by tipster Evan Blass. The tweet contained a copy of the picture that was originally disseminated five months ago with Blass adding, "Who woulda thunk it? Turns out this is 100% real."

Motorola is expected to unveil the Motorola Moto G4 and the Motorola Moto G4 Plus on May 17th in New Delhi and in Mexico. Perhaps we will hear some information at the event that will give us some idea of what we can expect specs-wise from the next-generation Moto X handset.

source: @evleaks via AndroidAuthority

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29 Comments

1. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Looks dull..Lenovo Effect. Its so Puzzling why a company who cant sell its own crap properly bought another one. moto is soon to join Nokia and the rest

35. MANOFSTEEL

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Is the Google effect

2. Subie

Posts: 2265; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Hopefully this is just a "legitimate photo" of an early prototype. It looks like a blank of stainless steel.

16. AlikMalix unregistered

I would love a non painted finish like that - just smudgy steel and glass. Hate the same looking protruding camera as 6/6s.

22. Subie

Posts: 2265; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I like the look of stainless steel too, it's just this picture looks like an unfinished piece to me.

23. WPX00

Posts: 509; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

The LED flash just looks offensive. The rest is fine.

4. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Speaker in the back + a big camera hump. Really poor design Moto!

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well I guess the Moto X Pure Edition will be the first and last great Moto X phone.

14. xq10xa

Posts: 801; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Sadly you are correct. Well I liked the first two Motos too.

19. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I think the original Moto X was the best ever Moto X.

28. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I loved the latest one, I just wish it was closer to the original Moto X in size.

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2688; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Seriously though, what's wrong with the design? I definitely like the big round camera and all metallic body, could be uni-body... It's not like you're going to 'enlist' your smartphone in a "Smartphone Beauty Contest"... If you'd prefer a plastic phone, then do forgive me for saying this. but: YOU'VE CHEAP TASTE... But then again, not everyone like scotch, eh? G'Day!

32. Bankz

Posts: 2464; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You're very spot on! I'm actually liking the look of the phone. The pure naked metallic finish!!!! I even like the huge camera bulge (sue me). The final product is gonna rock and we're all gonna come around like we did with the Nexus 6p and pretty much most other phones.

9. Yassin1997

Posts: 2; Member since: May 05, 2016

This was from evan so expect this to be the real thing whether you like it or not

10. KingSam

Posts: 1336; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Dear PA have you considered making an app!? mobile site is GARBAGE. almost unusable. 430 is a watered down 615? its the GPU we're concerned with. 1080p display remember. I'll take one of the current budeget options for blu, asus or honor. PA lease do budget phone camera shootouts like you do with flagships (sub $250). Budget phones are getting better.

11. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

just get adblock, their site is fine with adblock

12. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Or use opera mini.

24. WPX00

Posts: 509; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

If they cant make a good mobile site, what makes you think the app will be any diff?

13. Kumar123 unregistered

Looks like crap. There I thought there wouldn't be any ugly phone this year like G5. If they really release this then it will also see the G5 effect meaning low sells.

17. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

I like it but please not ugly front with stupid button....

18. kiko007

Posts: 7409; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I actually like the look of the thing more or less. Hoping for a black faceplate though.

33. Bankz

Posts: 2464; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Thought it was just me, but this product really seems like it's gonna be a hell of a badass phone. The final product will be wicked on a black plate and yes I like the camera bulge too. Will have a hard time deciding between this and the HTC 10.

21. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha camera looks like a copy from the Lumia 950/XL

25. vevicky

Posts: 18; Member since: May 07, 2016

Looking too ugly

26. vevicky

Posts: 18; Member since: May 07, 2016

Specially the back speakers. I was looking to buy btwn moto x4 or one plus 3 .lf this is the next moto x then I will surely go for the OP3.

29. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Looks better than leaked iPhone 7

34. Bankz

Posts: 2464; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Pretty sure the iPhone 7 will look better than every phone out there bar the S7E.

31. Bankz

Posts: 2464; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This 100% real. I mean we've through this over and over and over again where a leak comes out and we laigh, doubt and mock at it at first and as the day goes by it starts becoming clear that it's real and then BAM, the final product comes out and then surprise surprise. Would bet anything that this is actually the final product maybe add in a little modification here and there but this is it.

36. Nopers unregistered

And what about the 3 side buttons that all look exactly the same except one is obviously power and the other two volume.... Bad design

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