Gold…once the standard on which the USD was based, the consummate color is now content to live out its silver years as a paint pallet for smartphones. Recent years have seen everyone from Samsung, LG, HTC and countless others embrace it. Now it seems, Lenovo’s Motorola is quite interested as a new leak out of China shows liberal use on the soon-to-be announced Moto X (2015):

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As can be seen in the above picture, the (presumably) aluminum frame construction of the phone is gold colored, not unlike that which was found on a variant of last year’s Moto 360. The color also extends to the housing of the camera and infamous “Moto dimple” adding an extra touch of class that looks quite nice on this white-backed phone. With a gold option, Moto Maker will presumably bring the frame color range up to three, with a dark grey and light silver rounding out the trio, provided history repeats itself.

It will be interesting to see just how Motorola designates the Gold frame, if only for the fact that Moto Maker has yet to give shoppers an option to select their desires color. On the contrary, choosing a black front nets the dark frame, and a white front results in the lighter variant. Will Motorola finally give customers the ability to manually chose between the different options? Will it be limited to a choice for only the white bezel? It remains to be seen, though we suspect that – especially in China where gold color options do quite well – it will quickly sell out and incur a wait.

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My own personal Moto X (2014) looks particularly nice with the light bamboo rear and contrasting dark frame. What kind of interesting combos will result from this year’s collection?

Expected to be announced on July 28 at a press event, the Moto X is rumored to have a 5.2 inch QHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 808 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of on-board storage, a 16-megapixel clear pixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera (with flash). It will purportedly ship with Android 5.1.1, contain a 3280 mAh battery, and once again have front-firing stereo speakers. Given that Samsung is the most likely supplier of the display, it will be of particular interest to see how it fares in comparison to the Galaxy S6 should both be QHD.

Interested in the gold color option? Planning to buy the Moto X (2015)? Leave a comment below and be sure to let us know!