Motorola has been passed around quite a bit in recent history. But that hasn’t stopped the company from consistently producing solid, good-looking phones. The Moto X range has been a constant delight these past three years, and 2016’s release looks to be no exception.
The Moto X 2016 — like most handsets these days — has leaked A LOT ahead of its official unveiling, which is happening on May 17. Like most of its peers it will rock Qualcomm’s awesome Snapdragon 820 and feature a raft of updates to its specs and hardware, as well as a few choice design changes.
And thanks to serial phone leaker HelloMotoHK we now have a pretty good idea about what the Moto X 2016 will look like, as you can see below in the two leaked renders of the handset.
The most notable — and visible — thing about the Moto X 2016 appears to be its main camera, which looks like it protrudes slightly from the phone’s chassis. The flash is also pretty unique looking, sitting just below the main sensor in a flattened off fashion which looks very tidy indeed.
“There are also distinct cutouts on the bottom of the back casing which suggest that there will be some kind of connector on the back of the handset,” reports Android&Me.
“In one of the renders there does appear to be the same cutouts near the bottom of the casing, but they appear to be a speaker grille. That could indicate that Motorola is planning to offer different back cases for different Moto X models, or perhaps through Moto Maker for even more customization options.”
The leaker did not discuss specs, however, although it is fairly safe to assume the Moto X 2016 will feature a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4GB of RAM, a QHD display and a vastly superior camera to the one aboard last year’s model — this is all par for the course in 2016’s phone space.
Personally, I’m most interested in the markings on the back — what could they be for? There has been a lot of talk about Google merging Android with Chrome OS inside Android N. Could these markings be for docking with Chrome OS-facing accessories, like a keyboard, dummy laptop and/or other peripherals?
Fortunately, we don’t have long to wait. The Moto X 2016 will get official on May 17.