Mysterious Motorola Victara leaks out: dual-speaker phone coming to Verizon

Mysterious Motorola Victara leaks out: dual-speaker phone coming to Verizon
Motorola’s next big thing is a phone expected to build on the legacy of the Moto X, a device that arrived with always-on voice and a few other interesting software features. This upcoming successor has often been said to arrive as the Moto X+1, and recently we've heard about another codename for this same device - the Motorola Victara.

Now, the name Motorola Victara is again regurgitated in what looks a very official confirmation of its existence via a leak of an Incipio case mentioning the name Victara as a phone coming to Verizon Wireless.

What’s strange about this leak, though, is that this supposed Moto X+1, or Motorola Victara (note, that we’re not at all sure if those are indeed two names for the same device), looks suspiciously devoid of a front-facing camera and a camera flash. Can you imagine a 2014 flagship smartphone with no front camera and no flash for the main one? Neither can we, so the most logical thing to assume is that this Motorola Victara is not a flagship Motorola phone, but instead, an affordable one. There is always the chance the Motorola surprises us, though, so let’s not write off the possibility of such a strange flagship completely.

The other interesting element that you can see is the presence of what looks like dual speakers on the front of this leaked Motorola Victara. This is not typical at all for an affordable device, so whatever this phone turns out to be, it will surprise us. 

For the moment, we can only say that the rumored Moto X+1 is expected to launch in the very last days of summer (think August 31st), so we're still a few months off from its expected arrival. Will the next big thing from Motorola look like this Victara, though? We have some serious doubts about that.

Mysterious Motorola Victara leaks out: dual-speaker phone coming to Verizon

source: @evleaks

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11 Comments

1. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Pretty much the leak from the previous article.

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's Verizon's version of the Moto E.

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I don't think the image is clear enough to tell whether there are dual speakers on that phone. It just looks like a Moto G/E.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Check-out-a-render-of-the-Motorola-Moto-X1-wearing-a-bumper-case_id57418 This is the same phone, but mistaken as the Moto X+1. The dual speakers are clear

5. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

this image is for only Casing reference and not for any mobile

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The case still has to go on a phone, and it's not one Verizon currently carries. I agree with others on here, a Motorola phone with front speakers, no flash and no front camera is a version of the Moto E. It just seems odd that Verizon is opting for it. Maybe their plan rates are going up and this'll be all anyone can afford.

7. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Poor Moto...phones for beggars

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Congratulations on looking down on attempts to let people with less income in on the smartphone market.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Verizon gets too many exclusive from Motorola it should be on every carrier

10. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

this case is the exact same size as the same name case for the moto x. I say nothing +1 about this phone. Probably a cheap alternative to the X

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Also has a much bigger chin than the Moto X...

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