A set of images reportedly showing an unannounced Motorola handset complete with AT&T branding have hit the web, with the Google X Phone being the immediate candidate for said leaked pictures.
Albeit not a confirmed product, the X Phone has been the star of various rumors and reports in the last few months, even though not all of them were on the same page.
Today’s images, provided by renknown leakster @evleaks, show a device that appears to be somewhat familiar, as it’s very similar to a leaked Motorola handset that was spotted in Vietnam before the Galaxy S4’s announcement, but never acknowledged by the company.
At the time it was said the handset was indeed a first X Phone prototype, after we initially believed it actually wasn’t. That particular rumor was not confirmed either, but today’s images seem to add some credence to those stories.
As you can see in these new images, we’re looking at a device that has the same Motorola branding on the top left corner, comes with AT&T carrier branding, (the 4G LTE logo can also be spotted right alongside the myAT&T app) and is protected by a black case that’s probably meant to conceal its overall appearance.
Interestingly, the same Twitter account provides a photo of the back of the handset where you can barely see the XFON printed, with the same moniker also mentioned by @evleaks: “Model: XFON ATT.”
A very recent X Phone rumor did say that AT&T will be the exclusive X Phone carrier in the U.S. starting with August until winter, and these images seem to confirm that particular report.
That said, we’ll still remind you that nothing is confirmed yet.
What’s intriguing is that Motorola logo on the left-hand top corner. Now that we have more images, it’s clear that the logo is not similar in all of them. We’re looking at a series of dots and curved lines in there that aren’t always similar. Is that an active button somehow related with the screen’s contents? What is supposed to do? Does it have anything to do with that creepy intelligence feature mentioned in the same report that said AT&T will be the first U.S. operator to carry the handset? Looking at that Vietnamese leak, you’ll also notice the same Motorola logo but with a different symbol arrangement, so why would it change?
The device featured by Tinhte.vn is clearly real, we’ve seen it in a video back in mid-March, and is remarkably similar to the handset in today’s leak. So what’s the purpose of that strange-looking logo? Also worth remind you is that a different rumor suggested that the back of the handset will also feature a similar Motorola logo that will come with touch-friendly abilities.
We’ll be back with more details once they’re available, but for now let’s hear your thoughts on today’s new X Phone images and speculations on that peculiar Motorola logo/button.