Motorola has been quite busy lately with leaks of its upcoming devices such as the Moto X+1 and the Moto G2 surfacing every few days.
This time, we have more details on the Moto X+1. The first bit of information seems to give us a confirmed device name – the new Moto X. The leak comes courtesy of a screen shot of a Verizon database. This naming convention comes as no surprise as many expected Motorola to rename the device before launch. The naming convention used here seems to follow one similar to what HTC used for the HTC One earlier this year.
In addition to this information, we have new leaks coming thanks to TK Tech News who provides us with a video leak which pretty much sings the same tune as previous leaks. The first piece of new information is that the power button of the new Moto X has apparently moved. Instead of being on the side as we are accustomed to, the power button is now the Motorola logo on the back of the device. This is an interesting move, but not surprising considering that many have said the dimple on the previous Moto X felt very natural. Additionally, the button can apparently be customised via MotoMaker.
Further, as we speculated earlier, it seems that Motorola has opted to integrate the flash into the camera itself. How? If you look at the camera module, you will notice a slightly raised ring around the camera. This is apparently the flash in the new Moto X. The device’s camera will also come with Optical Image Stabilisation.
One very interesting feature is an app called Moto Aware, which shows up as “Moto” on the homescreen in the video. There isn’t much that is known about the app right now, but speculation points to the app working together with a few new sensors in the front of the phone to give users a 3D-like experience similar to the Amazon Fire Phone – though no confirmed reports have surfaced.
Finally, as with the previous iteration, the new Moto X will be coming with Moto Maker support with TK Tech News confirming materials such as aluminum, wood, plastic, leather, denim and a carbon fibre option which will apparently be a Verizon exclusive.