Lenovo to out a Motorola flagship in the summer, with 'many in-house camera tricks'

Lenovo to out a Motorola flagship in the summer, with 'many in-house camera tricks'
Lenovo's chief exec sat down for an interview recently, and confirmed that Motorola's first phone concocted after the buyout will be released as soon as this summer. “We have many new models in development with the Moto brands,” he mentioned, “so you may see in summer us launching some very exciting products, including phones and watches.”

Well, what will that phone be, and will it still carry the Moto brand? Famed leakster Ricciolo came to the rescue with a helpful hint. Building on its enigmatic claim that the new Moto flagship will be "smarter than smartphones," Ricciolo now tips that Lenovo will apparently pay a very special attention to the camera abilities of this thing. This has already been somewhat confirmed by Motorola's marketing chief before, so where there's smoke, there might be fire, too.

Apparently, the Moto X (2015), or whatever it gets called, will have "many in-house camera tricks," which will be a far cry from the camera quality of the Moto X (2014). Judging from the supplied picture, we can expect enhanced auto scene detection abilities, and superior low-light performance, all coming in the summer months of Q3. 

Given that Lenovo started putting some extra focus on the camera in its phones recently, including a specialized shooter in its portfolio - the 16 MP Vibe Shot - we can reasonably expect that the company would try and replicate some of the photographic experience to the new Moto flagship, too. Here's to hoping. As for the branding, the little "X" next to the Motorola logo might be a hint that Lenovo will make changes to its structure - after all, the CEO mentioned in the above interview that in some regions where Motorola has great recognition its phones will be released under the Moto logo, while in places like China or India, Lenovo will use dual branding.

source: Ricciolo (Twitter) & TheTelegraph



1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Can't wait!

2. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

The Lenovo phablet had a really good camera

3. DroidMystic

Posts: 92; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Time to give back Motorola brand name is real value.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Wwell the X has yet to have any value. We'll see if the third iteration will change that although I sincerely doubt it.

4. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Yeah! Lollipop for the 2013 Moto X in.......the coming days!

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You make it sound like you have confirmation that it's only a few days away... explain to me why you can be so certain about this? I have yet to read anything about a confirmed soak test and the last news that I read was several weeks old promising the update a while ago. Not to burst your bubble, I have a 2013 Moto X as well, and I am excited about the update (Probably more so about the 5.7" Moto X 2015) but I just haven't heard anything on the subject in a while.

7. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I'm just like you waiting in the coming months..............

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The 2014 moto x just lacked in the camera and battery department. If you fix both of these issues, you will have a real winner. It would also be nice if the AMOLED was like the S6.

8. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

The original Moto X for me was the perfect size. Only if the new one looks good, better (much better) camera, & great battery life would I even consider upgrading. I'm gonna rock the X1 till the wheels fall off.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You know, I deliberately got a bulky case for my 2013 Moto X because it just felt too small. I got to hold the Nexus 6 and Droid Turbo for the first time the other day and neither phone felt too large or fat, the Nexus 6 in particular felt like the perfect size and just felt good to hold, so I'm looking forward to the possibility of a phablet sized Moto X.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Perfect as in too small?

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Reading your comments is always a great reminder for everyone here to be grateful that they have lives. Enough with the trolling.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You just said it yourself

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1250; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Just don't make it too expensive! If it retails for $650 plus tax, I'm out.

10. AustinPaul

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

I am extremely happy with my Moto X '14. As everyone knows, once the camera and battery (biggest issue) are improved, I'm totally onboard. I picked up a 2.0 fast charger a few weeks ago and couldn't be happier with the fast charging times. This will help me last through the summer until the new one comes out. BTW- I have taken a lot of excellent pics with mine. It's not as though it is incredibly bad.

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