Third-generation Motorola Moto X might be equipped with a fingerprint scanner

Third-generation Motorola Moto X might be equipped with a fingerprint scanner
A recent leak that discussed specs and showed images of the third-generation Motorola Moto X claimed that there will be two variants of the phone. A 5.7-inch version is said to be a Verizon exclusive, while a 5.2-inch Moto X will be available for other carriers. Another new leak surfaced on Tuesday morning. Pictures that alleged to show the inner workings of the third-gen Moto X showed that the phone has cut outs designed for a fingerprint scanner module.

The picture of the chassis didn't show many components in place, so the lack of the fingerprint scanning module doesn't mean that it won't be offered on the device. In fact, with a square cut out perfectly located underneath the camera, the odds would seem to favor that a fingerprint scanner will be embedded inside the Motorola logo on the back of the phone.

With the number of leaks for the third-generation Moto X picking up over the last week or two, it is a pretty strong indication that we could see the next Moto X hit the market in August or September as stated by Motorola president Rick Osterloh. When it does get launched, the next Moto X will be powered by the Snapdragon 810 SoC with 4GB of RAM inside. A 16MP camera graces the rear of the phone, which will have stereo speakers and the new Type-C USB port.

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1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Dam looks like a big phone.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Motorola should have skipped the finger printer reader, and went with a larger front facing camera. So they could have done IRIS scanner instead. All you need is an 8mp or higher in front with some good lighting, like put the screen on full brightness when you are doing the eye scan. I think that would have been better then the finger print scanner.

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You don't need 8MP up front, it would be better to just have a larger sensor with 5MP.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The lower the MP then the closer your eye has to get to the phone. So 8 MP would be better. Remember you want to capture the veins in your eye.

15. waddup121 unregistered


2. MajulahSingapura unregistered

moto x overrated, overpriced, with the subpar spec, after taking over to a Chinese companies, don't even think about the next chapter of this phone. moto fanboys inflated the hype once, and we wont be fooled again, nice try tho

3. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Motorola used to be good and then they became Lenovo. And we know how bad Lenovo is.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You do know that Google now owns part of Lenovo. That was part of the deal for Motorola being sold to Lenovo. Motorola still makes some great devices, and the Moto X is still a great device. Personally I can't wait for project Ara to arrive.

16. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

When you start trying to start trolling over have lost all self respect.

5. nsnand

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The square where it's supposed to be a fingerprint scanner is located where it shows the dual led flash (on the last pic) and not on the logo.... I think...

6. carlemillward unregistered

Not a fan of the camera/fingerprint design. Moto X (2nd gen) was better.

9. Orion78

Posts: 183; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

5.7 is NOT a Verizon exclusive! There's an at&t version as well. Just stop it already.

19. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Yeah, just like the Droid Turbo. Why don't you stop already, until Motorola proves they're actually interested in selling their devices to all customers we should assume otherwise.

12. CptPwn

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

5.7", is that the size of the Galaxy Note 3??? Hmm, large indeed.

13. tokuzumi

Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Great. So Verizon will ruin the Moto X, by having a different version from the rest. Which will also mean they will never update it. I was actually considering one, but will pass if this is the case. Motorola should have never agreed to this change.

14. rodpe

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Its the flash location for me.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hmm... I'm really excited about this new phone... But I really am wanting to hear from Motorola the actual specs for the new device. I keep hearing various conflicting reports (each one sounding fairly confident in their accuracy) about the amount of RAM, the processor, and so on.

18. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It would be nice if people were to use common sense when looking at these pics. The red arrow in pic 2 is pointing to the same spot where the camera flash is in pic 3 (right under the camera). The Motorola logo is quite a bit further down from the flash, where in pic 2 there is nothing.

20. mlemos89

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

Makes sense since the owner of Motorola said that's what the dimple was meant to be for, and then Apple bought the company they were going to work with to make their finger print scanner.

21. FrostedWaffle

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

Damn... So I could have had a fingerprint scanner on my droid turbo? Damn Apple. Always ruin everything.

22. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Poor moto. Too early with fingerprint security and now a bit late.

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