With the arrival of June, it feels like the floodgates have opened for third-gen Moto X leaks and rumors, and over the past few days we’ve probably talked more about the smartphone than we have in the five months prior. Our topics of discussion have included a couple potential early looks at the phone’s hardware, including a pic that hinted at the possible presence of a fingerprint scanner. Today we get some new imagery to check out, arriving alongside the warning that we may be getting the wrong idea about that scanner.
According to this source, the Moto X 2015 with that scanner hardware is actually an older engineering prototype, and the handset you see above at the left is a more recent design – and one without the same cutouts and components beneath the phone’s rear camera.
Clearly, Motorola’s been experimenting with multiple designs, but what will be the final one it goes with? Even if the story we’re getting is correct, could the company change back to the design with the fingerprint scanner before the phone hits manufacturing – especially with the increased focus on such hardware in Android M? For now, we just don’t know.
In addition to this Moto X leak, we also pick up a new pic of a currently unidentified Motorola handset (above, right). Some wireless charging hardware is immediately visible, but that’s about all we have to go on for the moment. We’ve heard the suggestion that this could be a new Nexus model, but that sounds like little more than speculation.