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Moto X may be resurrected in 2017, leak suggests


There is a possibility that Lenovo could Moto X could be launched in a new avatar in 2017, a leak suggests and the latest leak is in stark contrast to previous reports that suggested that Moto X will be rebranded as Moto Z.

According to a report on TechDroider, a road map of Lenovo’s plans has been leaked and according to it the company will be releasing Moto C, Moto E, Moto G, Moto M, and Moto Z. The report also notes that Moto X will also see a new release in 2017 – two years after its first release in 2015. According to the report, upcoming Moto X will be designed and engineered by Motorola team while it will be manufactured by Lenovo.

Previously it was rumoured that Moto X will be rebranded as Moto Z, but the new report claims that will not be case and instead, Moto X will be released as Moto X sometime in 2017.

The 2017 Motorola X will most likely feature a metal body, and a rear camera sensor with dual-LED flash. Fingerprint sensor will also be included as standard says the report. Some of the other rumoured features are silver and gold colors, 5.2-inches screen, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 64-bit version of Android Marshmallow.

One of the reasons that we believe started off the Moto X rebranding rumours is the similarity between the camera setup and fingerprint sensor in the leaked images of Moto X and that of the Moto Z series.

The roadmap notes these five smartphones as pending release:

  • Moto C (Lenovo / ODM)
  • Moto E (Lenovo / ODM)
  • Moto G (Motorola / Lenovo)
  • Moto M (Lenovo)
  • Moto X (Lenovo)
  • Moto Z (Motorola)