Mysterious Motorola device leaked; Moto X (2016) could still be on

Motorola has definitely paid its dues in terms of 2016 smartphone releases. The Moto Z trio has been at the heart of its endeavors, with Moto Mods add-ons giving the also-modular LG G5 a run for its money. Even so, rumors of a new Moto X haven't really been shaken off, and we know many of our readers still hold out hope that such a device is in the pipeline. Perpetual leakster Evan Blass has reignited the fire by sharing an image on Twitter alongside the hashtag #mysterymoto. 

What with the Nexus line having recently been nixed in favor of Google's shiny new Pixel handsets, the apparent lack of a new Moto X has left many Android purists feeling like their old favorites are being abandoned. Sure, the Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force each have their strengths, and can be modified in more ways than almost any other smartphone. But we'd be outright lying if we denied our hope that the render shared by Blass is that of an upcoming Moto X.

As you can see, depicted device appears to include dual front-facing speakers but aside from this rather blurry image, there's not much to go on. Devices carrying the model numbers XT1662 and XT1663 were previously thought to reference a new Moto X. Instead, these appear specific to the Moto M leaked last month in the flesh. 

It's just a leak for now, so it'd be presumptuous to say that the Moto X (2016) dream is alive and well. Still, we'll keep you updated on any further updates, so stay tuned. 

As ever, do leave your thoughts with us in the comments below. 

source: evleaks

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Moto X Pure Edition (2015)
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat



13. Chinny

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Could be nice.. My main requirement in a phone anymore is a large battery. Moto Z line is nice and all but I want a phone that will last me a full day without charging after owning it for a year or two. Ever since I've had the original Droid Turbo with the 3900 mAh battery I will not buy anything with less than 4000 mAh. It's crazy that all specs seem to improve yearly (processor speed, RAM, screen resolution, etc) yet the one thing that powers it all seems to stay the same year to year. If any manufacturer especially Motorola would come out with a high spec phone that's waterproof, finger print sensor, dual speakers, AND has a big battery like 4000-6000 mAh I would be the first in line. Idc if it would be 10mm thick, this new thin trend has been compromising battery life for too long. Imagine if instead of Tesla designing bigger, better battery packs for their vehicles each generation they instead made smaller, sleeker cars while keeping the same range or even in some cases losing range. Electric cars would lose fans quick. Idk why it doesn't happen for smartphones. /rant. I will hold onto my Droid Turbo with a true all day battery life and high specs until something better in ALL categories arrives.

12. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

Glad to see the dual front-facing speakers. I'm interested to learn more. Hopefully it comes it at

11. zakamd

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 18, 2016

I hope to see this in the upcoming moto x 1) snap dragon 821 chip 2) 4-6 GB RAM 3) Waterproof and dust proof 4) fingerprint sensor 5) Android nugget 7.0 out of box If it has all this things it would be a great phone. Hopefully it get lunched before December.

8. DavidtheVandal

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 18, 2016

Just sent my Moto X Pure in for repairs yesterday, miss it already.

10. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I lost my warranty information on my Moto X Pure and had to get a new phone. I settled for an HTC 10 and I miss how gigantic the Pure was. It was the perfect phone for me.

7. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

I wouldn't mind if this is midrange, because it means I can get a Moto X Style that is even cheaper than the 2015 model (currently at $290 in US) hopefully. The front facing speakers took my heart away since I switched to another model without them.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Looks alright, though after a year with the Nexus 6P, I think I'd like to take a step back from phablets and instead get a smaller device, and this one does look to be a larger device. I simply wish for a no compromise 5" device.

9. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

I feel you on that one. A larger phone is fun for media and stuff when I'm at home but it's a nuisance when I'm at work.

5. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Amoled display, fingerprint sensor on back, & bigger battery thank you.

4. sasch

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

The bezel are fine e considerimg the speakers. I take a finger print sensor over wireless charging you can't get the fast charging of the moto wireless so bit pointless but I suppose. That's where personal preference could. Es in to play. But I really hope they put an amoled display in to it

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That's a good body to screen ratio phone. The head and chin looks big but it's considerable since it has stereo speakers by the looks of it.

1. sasch

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Oh that would be so cool love the Moto x series especially last year's style /pure version. Screen size front facing speakers water prove resolution and all the handy Moto features like rotating the phone twice to take activate the camera. Plus micro so card. I just hope they learn and listen to the consumer to add a bigger battery..and finger print sensor And the this device would be perfect

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6935; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Remove the idea of a fingerprint scanner and replace it with wireless charging, and it could be a winner for me. Headphone jack?!?

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