Purported Moto X shown in new images; phone reportedly not coming on July 10-11

by: Chris SmithJuly 7, 2013

Motorola X Phone Ad

Images showing alleged Moto X phone components (specifically the front and back panels of the handset) have hit the web, ahead of the phone’s announcement. At the same time, a new report is now claiming that the phone won’t be introduced later this week, as previously rumored.

While the images can’t be confirmed at this time – so make sure you take them with the appropriate amount of salt – we will notice that it looks like Motorola’s marketing team is on the attack these days.

Moto X leak

Earlier this week we’ve seen the first Moto X phone ad leak before it actually hit newspapers on July 4, but we’ve also seen a variety of leaks concerning other upcoming Motorola devices – most recently, purported images of the new Motorola Droid Ultra and the Motorola Droid MAXX have also been (conveniently?) leaked.

Now it’s time to look at several pictures (see gallery below) that reportedly show the flagship smartphone of the company, the Moto X. The front panel of the device is shown in most photos, and from the looks of it, it’s clear that we’re not looking at the Droid Ultra or the Droid MAXX from the other leaks.

As you can see in these images, the Moto X has Nexus 4-like corners that are rounder than the Droid Ultra’s and Droid Maxx’s – assuming all these recent leaks actually show the final product versions.

Moreover, we’re apparently looking at a device that will feature an edge-to-edge display with small bezels, and which will be available in both black and white, in addition to all the other colors that are rumored to be available to buyers.

On the front side of the device we’re can also see the front-facing camera, speaker and sensors, and, interestingly, a hole placed near the mid section of the bottom bezel.

The black panel features a Motorola logo as shown in previous similar leaks (image below), but the same logo isn’t present on the white one.

Moto X Phone

Purported Google X Phone prototype | Image credit: Tinhte

The back of the handset, available in only one picture, shows the camera, flash and Motorola logo (in this order from top to bottom) all placed towards the top side of the device. The back plate seems to be similar to a device spotted in Vietnam in mid-March, which was said to be a Moto X prototype (image below).

G for Games doesn’t tell us where it got these images from, but the publication says they came from different sources. Other details about the Moto X aren’t offered at this time either.

Moto X phone

Purported Moto X phone prototype | Image Credit: Tinhte

While the Moto X was said to be unveiled next week, a more recent report from CNET seems to indicate that the July 10-11 Motorola event will not star the Moto X:

[quote qtext=”Despite speculation that Google could be planning to reveal the Moto X at a special media event next week, a source tells CNET that the Motorola event is actually about something else besides the company’s first big Android release as a Google company.” qperson=”” qsource=”” qposition=”center”]

That said, we’ll remind you that we have already put together a collection of Moto X rumors for you to check out while you wait for the company to unveil its latest creation.

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  • 5fggf

    android 4.3? maybe?

  • Mr.Flibbles

    IOS 7 maybe?

  • Humberto Hernandez

    Another phone that is never coming? Oh… ok…

  • Ben Edwards

    I would hazard a guess that the small hole is probably for a notification LED perhaps? Also hoping the production model doesn’t actually come with the Motorola logo plastered on the front of the phone, it just looks out of place.

  • Xjarx1

    i held the phone today and it’s gonna be reveled at the end of july, shipping with android 4.2.2, 12 different color customization options including volume rocker. the specs aren’t “wowing”. so it’s a mid range phone specs wise.

    • KDC

      do you have any proof of that?

  • Clarkkent113

    I think I’m going to sell my Note 2 and get the X-Phone. If the rumored non-contract price of $199 is to be believed I’ll actually make money by selling my Note 2 and buying this.

    Crossing my fingers all the rumors pan out. After using my Nexus 10 for the last few months I want my phone to be pure unskinned Android too.

    • nishantsirohi123

      it is a shame that motorola has shut shop here in India

  • nishantsirohi123

    the new motorola logo really looks tacky

    • Ian Jackson

      it like it personally.. :s

  • Nick Dion

    I feel like itll come sooner, shit the whole internet already has its hardware pieces. Its no surprise or anything

  • griso

    From front it looks like my Nexus 4,