Official tweet reveals that the Motorola Moto 360 successor might bring back the flat tire design


It looks like Motorola might have recently leaked a clear look at the successor to the original Motorola Moto 360, and if you aren't to fond of the flat tire design of the original Moto 360, we've got some bad news.

The information comes as the official Twitter account of Motorola Mobility recently posted a video that demos a currently-unannounced Motorola smartwatch taking voice commands to perform various searches. Now, before going into the details, it should be mentioned that the watch showcased in the video is a render and not an actual piece of hardware, meaning that there's a slight chance we might be looking at a mockup, and not a real device. 

Motorola has taken down the video in the meantime, but the screenshot that we've posted above tells the whole story. As you can notice, the Motorola smartwatch showcased in the video is not the original Moto 360. While we don't know anything about the internal specs, it doesn't take a keen observer to notice that the way that the band connects to the watch - the lugs - is different from what Motorola did with the original Moto 360. Furthermore, the crown seems to sit a bit higher on the watch in the video compared to its position on the Moto 360.

At a first glance, the differences in terms of aesthetics don't seem to be too significant. However, it turns out that the similarities might turn out to be the problem. More to the point, the flat tire found on the lower side of the display is something that many fans hoped for Motorola to make do with on the Moto 360 successor. 

Back when Motorola unveiled the Moto 360 back in September 2014, the company said that the blank portion below the display was required in order to fit in the touch sensor. Since then, other Android Wear smartwatch makers such as LG and Huawei proved that fully circular smartwatch displays are possible, leading many to think that the second-coming of the Moto 360 smartwatch will integrate a fully circular display as well. Unfortunately, it looks like that will not be the case. As previously mentioned, a tiny glimmer of hope still exists that this is not the actual Moto 360 successor, but color us skeptical at this point.

While we can't be sure that this is the Moto 360 successor, all signs seem to point out that the Lenovo-owned company is about to introduce a new smartwatch. Back in Spring, Lenovo's CEO posted an image on Weibo of what many people thought of as being prototypes for the Moto 360 successor. More recently, we've seen mentions of a new Motorola wearable showing up on various regulatory agencies, which is almost always a sign that a new device is about to be launched, or at least officially unveiled.

What do you guys think of this leak? Will you be disappointed if the Moto 360 successor comes with a flat tire design?

source: Motorola via 9to5Google

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