Motorola Moto X+1 'near-final prototype' leaks out, poses for the camera

Motorola Moto X+1 'near-final prototype' leaks out, poses for the camera
The Motorola Moto X arrived amidst high expectations in August of last year, and while it had a lot going for it including an always-on voice recognition system and the richest customization options available via Moto Maker, it could not score huge sales. Now, almost a year after, it’s about time for a refresh - Motorola is rumored to be preparing a new Moto X+1 flagship phone, and Android Police has the most profound leak of the device, photographed from all angles. While there are no guarantees that this is the real deal, this leak comes with the claim that we’re looking at a ‘near-final prototype’ of the X+1.

While Lenovo has acquired Motorola Mobility from Google at the beginning of 2014, this year’s Motorola flagship is an affair that was planned and designed at Google. That’s why you’d see many elements of the Moto X+1 that look similar to last year’s Moto X.

There are two key elements of the design of the Moto X+1 that you notice right away - the first one is the dual-speaker setup on the front, and the second one is the wooden replaceable back cover with a huge plastic Motorola logo in the middle. Overall, though, this is a prototype that looks decidedly strange - with a weird combination of wood and plastic, as well as an atypically large opening for the camera and the dual LED flash.

Just like on the Moto X, this new alleged Moto X+1 does not support expandable storage (there is no microSD card slot). The rest of the specs come from earlier rumors, so here’s what we think we know so far about them so far:

  • 5.1-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel screen
  • Snapdragon 800 system chip
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • 2900mAh battery
  • 12MP main rear camera, 5MP front camera

The Moto X+1 release date is rumored to be scheduled for the end of the summer when Motorola could launch the Moto 360 along with its new flagship smartphone.



1. kosal

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

Moto X looks far better...!!!

6. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

It looks naval I like it

17. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

What is that in the 3d photo?

18. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

The Large Hadron Collider :) A CERN contribution

23. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

realy now it looks like an extra sensor or a flash

47. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012


29. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Could it be a fingerprint sensor? Of course, it could simply be an infrared led or an ambient light sensor.

30. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I looked at the picture again and I think it's simply the 3,5mm jack. :)

32. onthecouchagain

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Headphone jack.

48. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Finally someone with sense got it right. Headset jack next to what appears to be a SIM tray but what I hope is an SD card slot.

16. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I want a Kevlar back plate...

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can order it that way.

35. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

does moto maker have a kevlar back plate???

43. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Ya I'm not a fan of the wood back myself. But I'm sure of course there will be the other options.

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

X+1 is looking really good. I will go back to Motorola after my Xperia z1 dies.


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Lol you bought an Xperia Z1 hahaha XD. I am buying an Xperia Z2 tomorrow *applies cold water to the burned area* ;-)

7. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I'm pretty sure his Z1 will be useless just because you bought a Z2. /s


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

He got trolled by Sony who released an inferior flagship first and then released a much better version. That's what I meant.

34. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Well, prepare to buy a Z3 soon :P

51. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

I'd rather wait for Motorola to launch Moto X+1, and when they do, I'll just buy LG G2 for really cheap price. It has got everything the Moto has, plus bigger battery, infrared remote and 13MP cam


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

This is really ugly. I expected better from Motorola. The lenovo influence I guess..... *sigh*

14. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Lenovo has nothing to do with Motorola at the moment. That purchase hasn't even been finalized yet. This is all Motorola and it will be for a while still.

37. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Thats an unfinished product, which is why the camera, headphone jack and USB port look all messed up...but I agree, because that curve is hideous.

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


8. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I doublt that dual flash set may create lense flare type effect or flat light layer which will turn down contrast and color.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So they add sd card support to the Moto G but not the X+1? Let's just hope the specs are better than the X. High expectations were given for the X only because of the secrecy and hype Motorola was generating.

10. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Thumb down.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You know it's true.

38. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I was about to say "Wow, an article on Motorola and Myx isn't commenting" but luckily you saved me from that happening. It's pretty sad how you make sure to come into every article and bash them. Did they punch your kitten or something?

45. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Why wouldn't the specs be better than the X? It's the successor. Obviously it's going to be better.

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