Motorola's Moto X series isn't going away: Moto X4 to be succeeded by an X5


Motorola's Moto X smartphone series has been around since 2013, when the original Moto X came out. Thanks to this year's X4 (pictured above), the series is alive and well, despite the fact that no Moto X phones were launched in 2016.



 



Although the Moto X4 is a newly-released device, we're already hearing about a successor to it - unsurprisingly called Moto X5. A Moto X5 logo was revealed today by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), which indicates that Motorola Mobility may have already started working on this next-gen phone.



 



At this very moment, there's no word on the features and design of the Moto X5. However, judging by what the Moto X4 is offering, the X5 could be a dust- and water-resistant handset with mid-range specs and an attractive price (as a reminder, the X4 can be bought starting at under $400).



 



The X4 was announced in August this year, and hit shelves in October. With that in mind, perhaps we shouldn't expect the Moto X5 to be unveiled in the near future, as the new smartphone might be introduced sometime in the second half of 2018. Then again, Motorola could surprise us with an early announcement. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.  



 



source: Evan Blass (Twitter) 

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11 Comments

1. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Throw in a Snapdragon 636 and improve the cameras and maybe this one won't disappoint. The X^4 is a nice design but performance is apparently lacking compared to the cheaper G5 Plus.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They need to trim the bezel, and make it at least 70% screen-to-body ratio.. The X4's bezels is too huge, it's almost beat iPhone 8 in that category

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

But they need the bezel for the FPS. And they're not likely to move to a rear scanner because it's used for optional one-button navigation.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7195; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I know you are a troll, and you proved that you know nothing about Android or these devices, especially since the Moto X4 is using a SD 630 which is not only clocked higher and is using a newer SoC compared to the Moto G5 plus. The 630 also supports dual channel LPDDR4 1333 MHz memory vs the 625 only supports single channel LPDDR3 at 933 MHz memory. Not to mention the GPU is faster on the 630. Plus the 630 supports LTE cat 12 vs the 625 LTE cat 7. The 630 supports Bluetooth 5 vs the 625 supports Bluetooth 4.1. Nice try on trying to make it look like the G5 plus is faster. Liar.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Specs aren't everything. I'm basing this on reviews that observed choppy performance and slower camera focus on the X4 compared to the G5+ and Z2 Play.

7. knopper

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 28, 2017

how could that be if the processor is better?

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Too bad after the hiatus it is no longer the X’s we know.

4. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

The X Pure Edition. Went down hill after that.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's as if something happened to Motorola between 2015 and 2016... I can't imagine what.

8. luis.aag90

Posts: 272; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

New ownership. Nothing less

9. ijuanp03

Posts: 568; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I have this phone and it's an awesome upper midrange device. I don't care if this isn't as customizable as previous gens. Moto Maker is just available in the US and UK and we never really get to have that personalization. I'm just happy it is IP68, very good camera (except for the portrait mode), very loud front firing speaker, PREMIUM build and excellent display.

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