New Moto X+1 images show the handset's display, wooden back

New Moto X+1 images show the handset's display, wooden back
A new set of Moto X+1 photos emerged online, giving a clear look at the upcoming handset. The anonymous source revealed that the Moto logo on the phone's back could be, in fact, a power button, which can also be programmed for other shortcuts. The MOTO app is visible on the handset's home-screen, which means there will be some additional software features. Additionally, the front panel is decorated with four sensors, which suggests they can function as depth measurers for a possible 3D-enabled interface, or serve the MOTO app somehow - perhaps gesture controls.

The source included some build details as well. Allegedly, the Moto X+1 boasts an aluminum frame, and the back panels could be built of wood, plastic, leather, denim, and even carbon fiber. We've already seen the wood and leather back models and, reportedly, the carbon fiber option is a Verizon exclusive scheduled for the upcoming months.

For all we know, the Moto X+1 could be revealed on September 4, with the phone possibly coming to Verizon two weeks later, on September 17. If that's true, then we'll learn all there is to know about the Moto X's sucessor pretty soon!


source: TK Tech News

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40 Comments

1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

isnt it kinda ugly? wood is making it look like an ancient tool instead of an electronic device... plz dont use wood, dont cut trees :p :p

2. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

yeah I don't like the wood either idk just feels like if I get it wet the wood would start growing moldy or something :P !

6. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

hahaha... good point :p

27. sgodsell

Posts: 6738; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Jeez, guys look at the bigger picture. You don't like wood, then guess what? Don't get a wood version, get a leather, denim, plastic, or carbon fiber with the multitude of colors that they offer. Please list another phone that will give you more than 2000 combinations of colors, materials, buttons, wallpaper, and signature. Oh wait, no one else offers anything like that. So this time AT&T and Verizon will be starting this time. Last time if was only AT&T for the longest time and a number of options were not ready until months later. So if they can have more options and carriers from the start. Then they should do quite well this time around. Not to mention the specs are beefed up as well. Plus if that has something like the Amazon Fire phone. Then I am sold for sure. Take my money Motorola.

40. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

jeez dude we have opinions too If I don't like my phone feeling like wood then i'm allowed to say so calm down opinions differ a product will never get all consumers to like it

7. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

imagine if it were dark brushed aluminium instead of wood with similar vertical polish (even darker than htc gunmetal grey). too much goodness.

23. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

lets get back to reality.

30. sgodsell

Posts: 6738; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The problem with Aluminum is that you would have to rearrange the antenna's inside the device. For instance the NFC would have to be allowed to work. It doesn't work through Aluminum. What if this device has wireless charging. Another thing that is not supported with Aluminum. To me I would rather have carbon fiber over Aluminum any day, but that is my opinion.

12. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I have a wooden Moto x and it is awesome. The coating on it wouldn't allow it to mold or anything. Also, a lot of fashionable things mimic nature. I like that phones are being made out of more natural materials like wood and leather.

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That Motorola logo is way too big and ugly, and those bezels are much larger than the Moto X's. Those gimmicky sensors will ruin the phone. I am very disappointed...

24. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

this doesn't deserves to be the moto X's successor

32. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think the logo on the back would look just fine with a traditional black back panel. It's the stark contrast with the wood that makes it look out of place. As for the sensors that are on the face of the phone. You can't call them gimmicky just yet as you have no idea what they're even used for. Hold your judgement for after the phone is officially revealed in three days... though I will have to agree with you that the Bezels are large and ugly.

34. DeDex

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Well sure, the bezels aren't Aquos Crystal-thin, but still they seem to be pretty acceptable (I'd say on par with the Galaxy S5 and thinner than the One M8's, but not at the level of a Moto X or a G3). I think they stand out more because you're looking at a white front plate, which always seems to make bezels stand out more IMO. I think with a black front plate, it should be fine. And also, it appears to be narrower than a One M8 with a bigger screen (if my calculations are correct, which is not certain). Given that, I think the bezels should be completely okay with a black front plate.

4. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

I like it . I'm expecting great things from this phone. I'm rooting for moto, hopefully they will bring a superb camera and battery life this time.

28. sgodsell

Posts: 6738; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The original Moto X has great battery life.

35. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Really? I heard moto x have average battery life and most of the tech site also indicated it's average battery life.http://www.anandtech.com/show/7235/moto-x-review/6 http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_x-review-971p2.php

33. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I love my Moto X, but with the two screwed up Moto 360 promotions, alleged increase in price, as well as Moto Maker exclusivity to at&t yet again, it makes me wonder if they have any idea what they're doing at this point. The Moto 360 is the most attractive Android Wear device yet, I exclude the LG G Watch R simply because I don't know anything about the device other than what it will look like. But I was dead set to get the 360 as soon as it gets released... right now I'm not so sure.

36. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Hey, Scott93274 since you own a moto x i have to ask, how it moto x battery life?

37. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It gets me through the day with moderate use. Typically I have everything running from GPS, bluetooth, wifi, sync... I'm happy with the phone's battery life, but then again, I also came from a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and that phone would go from a full charge to 50% on a half hour commute to work so you could imagine having all all day phone would make someone like myself happy.

5. xrobx

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

who wrote this? LOL "For all we know, the Moto X+1 could be revealed on September 4,"... really? like they don't know that Motorola is introducing the phone and other items that day? The wood back is awesome. There's leather and denim too. These look like fake posts on some fake site.

8. nebsif

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I puked in my mouth

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The back is ugly, bring back the simplistic Moto design!

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Am I the only one who likes that back? IMO it looks kinda original and warm. :)

11. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

you're not alone.

13. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I like it.

17. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

There may be a couple of faagots more..

25. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

after seeing u ,, my doubts cleared

31. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

well where exactly did you SAW me..??

14. DeDex

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

From rough measurements based on the front image, and assuming we are looking at a 5.2-inch-screen, this phone seems to be less than 70mm wide. For such a big screen, I find it quite impressive, even though the bezels aren't very aesthetic (then again, bezels on a white phone hardly ever look good, but I agree that they look definitely bad here). Still, I think that it should be okay with a black frontplate. In terms of design, this white-and-wood version definitely isn't a looker, and I'm skeptical about the back power button. However, you have to admit that the screen-to-size ratio seems to be pretty good. I fear that the four sensors are going to be a gimmick that may cause the phone's price to skyrocket. Anyway, I guess we'll have a better look after Motorola's announcement this week. And who knows, it may never reach my country so I may be getting pumped up for no reason ^^

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

man, that ugly hideous back argh! the moto logo is sickeningly huge this time!

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