Motorola Moto X (2017) video and image renders leaked

A day before the end of the year, we get the sweet taste of a major leak that we didn't expect. Thanks to the joint efforts of @OnLeaks and Android Authority, we get to take a look at rendered pictures and video of the Motorola Moto X (2017), based on actual factory drawings.

A few weeks back, we showed you photos of the alleged Moto X (2017), and the new renders bear a striking resemblance to what we saw then.

The design of the new phone is very close to that of the current Motorola Moto Z, with few key alterations. The most obvious one would be the lack of pogo pins on the back of the device. This leads us to believe that the phone will not be compatible with Moto Mods. Considering that the company recently announced that it will look to manufacture even more Moto Mods, we can safely assume that the Moto X will not be a flagship device.

The body of the phone features some sleek chamfers and curvatures, but 2.5D glass is nowhere to be found, which will probably cut the manufacturing costs a bit.

It also appears that the Moto X (2017) will be going back to the MicroUSB standard, as opposed to the Moto Z's USB Type-C. And we're happy to let you know that the new device will have a 3.5 mm port, unlike the 2016 Lenovo flagship.

If these leaked renders are anything to go by, the device will be a bit on the bulkier side, with dimensions of 150 x 73.8 x 8.4 mm. Adding the signature round camera bump to the phone's thickness, pushes it up to 9.5 mm. To put it in perspective, the current Moto Z is almost twice as thin, measuring at 5.2 mm.

The slightly smaller surface area of the body calls for a slightly smaller display too, with the screen measuring at 5.2”, rather than the 5.5” we saw with the Moto Z.

The lack of both a dual-camera setup and stereo speakers is another giveaway that the next Moto X will not be a top-of-the-line device. In fact, judging by all the compromises that we see in the design, it will most likely be an affordable mid-ranger. Taking away the key selling point of Motorola, the Moto Mods, might prove to drive a lot of potential customers away, though. So, we will have to wait and see how the device will perform on the market.

It is expected that the Motorola Moto X (2017) will be unveiled either at CES next week, or at MWC in Barcelona later next year.

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  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

There's no reason to revert to microusb

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Is it just me or does the front actually resembles a Samsung whereas the rear; a Lumia 950...?

12. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

Yes, there is. Replacing cables or buying adapters is not an insignificant expense. If this is meant to be a mid-range device or lower, they're targeting people who may not be willing to upgrade all their accessories yet.

2. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Getting uglier by the years

20. japjoe7

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Oh man...really, ugh I actually like the way it looks. Oh well.

3. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Holly ugliness

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Bezel city

5. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

While others are rumored to be greatly reducing bezel in 2017, Moto's seem to be getting bigger with each new device this past year.

6. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

I thought new Moto G at first glance...

7. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

I prefer a bit of bezel in a phone because it improves handling for me. If they are to remove bezels, they should just put the display alone in front and just the back cover at the rear. Welcome to 90% screen-to-body ratio!

9. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

This is a complete step backwards. Lenovo has successfully screwed up Motorola. The new Moto X, Z and G feel like they were designed by a different company masquerading with the Moto name. Sad

16. jamarityler

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 30, 2016

i agree its kinda sad. the name of an american phone company that churned out some legacy phones is now just being used for some weird ugly things owned by the chinesd

10. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Doesn't look bad but doesn't look like a flagship. And yes, the camera circle isn't necessary when there isn't Moto Mods support.

13. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

ugly... boring... typical of chinese made crap - copies of copies of originals invented and patented in the US! First microchip, invented in the US. First dial tone patented in the US. Unix invented at Bell Labs in the US, C++ invented in the US used to write Unix. iOS derived from Unix. Linux derived from Unix...

14. jamarityler

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 30, 2016

this is phone is useless. it literally has no target audience. lenovo already has a few mid-range Moto devices. moto z play, moto g4 series. whats the use of this device ? is it gonna be the moto m for everyone outside china and india ?

15. jamarityler

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 30, 2016

this is phone is useless. it literally has no target audience. lenovo already has a few mid-range Moto devices. moto z play, moto g4 series. whats the use of this device ? is it gonna be the moto m for everyone outside china and india ?

17. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Since this thing is not meant to hold Moto Mods judging by the looks of it then why is there a camera ring? I would understand if it was using a larger sensor and lens system but I highly doubt it as it seems to be targeting the mid range market (the Moto G is entry level to lower mid and the Z Play is lower of the high end or upper mid range unless it's only meant for the asian markets).

18. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Motorola has gone down hill since Lenovo bought them , they were the last company that google should have sold to. Such a shame. (if renders are true)


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

This thing looks to be about 10-11mm thick. Unacceptable these days for a flagship, but OK for anything else. Having a nice curve ala HTC allows for 9mm thickness, but this would be too much if I guess correctly with this. Samsung has proven you don't need a quarter inch thick phone tin order to put a large battery or get good battery life...Just ask their Note series phones.

21. Theomars

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 13, 2016

Am I the only one bothered by the phrase "twice as thin"?

22. jgates86

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

I feel like cellphone designs are regressing...

24. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

where are the dual front-facing speakers...

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