Saturday 29 July 2017
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2017 Moto X

2017 Moto X spotted in the wild

We had presumedĀ that the Lenovo owned Motorola discontinued their premium segment Moto X, inĀ favour of the Moto Z lineup. Recent leaks suggest that, Moto is indeed working on a Moto Z lineup, it will be called as 2017 Moto X.

This is the first Moto device to offer many features, including dual camera setup on the rear, front facing flash. The design is inspired from both, Moto G5 as well as Moto Z. Though it retains Moto Z like design, the curves are back, along with 3D incarnated dimple, instead of a flat one like Moto Z’s.

The 2017 Moto X offers all metal unibody built, keeping the Moto’s basics intact. The device looks like Moto G5 Plus, however, this one offers all metal unibody, so, there would be no plastic top and bottom shells. Let’s head towards tech-specs. The device will also offer security features like finger print scanner.

It looks like, the 2017 Moto X will not be a beast like it’s predecessor. Instead, the OEM has gone with energy-efficient mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Oct-Core SoC. The system offers 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM, along with 32 GB on-board storage. The device supports external SD card slots, up to 2 TB. The 5.5 inch 1080p OLED screen gets its own 2.5D curved glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3).

The talk of the town is the camera, the device packs either 13 MP + 13 MP shooters, one being RGB shooter while the other monochrome. The device is expected to perform exceptionally well even in low lightening condition. In terms of selfie camera, the device offers 8 MP fixed focus selfie camera with its own flash module. Both, the front and the rear cameras can record native 4K footage at 30 fps.

As Moto devices are known for their stock android. 2017 Moto X will run on Android Nougat with stock UI. In terms of battery, the device is likely to offer 3500 mAh Li-Ion (non user replaceable) battery, along with fast charging capabilities via USB type C.


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