Not dead yet: Moto X is 'alive and well' says Motorola
After a fair bit of speculation and build-up, Lenovo finally unleashed the Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones at its Tech World event yesterday. We've been led to believe that the new 'Z' range will outright replace the popular pre-existing Moto X line. However, Lenovo / Motorola has issued to a statement to clarify that this is not strictly the case. So for fans of devices such as last year's popular Moto X Pure, further upgrades could well be in the pipeline.
The Moto Z differs from the Moto X in some regards, though retains that flagship feel. Thus, despite what the statement says, the new Z devices could still prompt the demise of the X.
Early impressions of the two new modular handsets are very positive. Both fairly similar, the Force model gets a few perks such as a bigger battery and a slightly better rear-facing camera. Whilst each is very sleek and svelte in terms of profile, the standard Moto Z is immediately eye-catching for its sheer thinness. Yet as a device with a 5.5-inch quad-HD display, 4 gigs of RAM, a Snapdragon 820 chip and all the rest of it, one has to question whether a 2600 mAh battery will suffice in keeping the lights on.
Android Police:While plenty of innovation has gone into these exciting new devices, the Moto X may not be completely dead in the water. According to a statement issued to the folks at
Of course, Lenovo may simply not wish to burn bridges until it has seen the response to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, due to hit the market in September. With the Moto X branding having gained plenty of respect throughout the tech community over the last couple of years, killing it off completely would make little sense at this point.
Still, we wouldn't balk at any additions to the Moto X range in the near future, would you?
source: Android Police