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Possible Moto X+1 preproduction model leaks out
Don’t take it without a serving of salt just yet, but we may be looking at the first actual image of the Moto X+1.
These photos hit the inbox of folks over at Android Police, allegedly showing the successor of the Moto X sporting a metal (possibly aluminum) frame and a wooden backplate. Even if the images are real, we may be looking at a preproduction model or a prototype, as the rather unpolished M logo on the back seems to suggest.
The pictured phone retains the general form of the Moto X, in a larger format. That’s not a bad thing, since the X was widely praised for its easy to handle rounded shape, and hopefully the X+1 will retain the usability, even if it’s going to be bigger, at 5.2 inches across. Motorola seems to have moved the main speaker to the front of the device (it was near the rear camera on the Moto X), and the large grill at the top belongs to the earpiece.
On the back, the ring around the camera seems to incorporate two LEDs for the flash. The Motorola logo is a bit incongruous with the rest of the design, but it’s possible that it’s just a placeholder.
The leaker told Android Police that the device does not feature a microSD card slot, which contradicts a recent credible report out of Brazil. Moreover, both the Moto E and the LTE version of the Moto G feature microSD support, and its absence would be a step back for the X+1.
Other specs rumored in the past for the Moto X+1 include a Snapdragon 800 processor, a Full HD display, 32GB of storage, a 12MP rear camera, and a 2,900 mAh battery. According to @evleaks, Motorola is going to expand the range of natural materials for the X+1 backplate to include several leather options, in addition to wood and bamboo.
What do you think of these images? Would you like the Moto X+1 to look like this?