New Moto X leak may be low res, but corroborates prior pics
When we’re checking out leaked pics of unreleased smartphone hardware, we’ve got to accept the good with the bad. For as much as we might like every image to be a nice, clean, high-res official product render, all too often we find ourselves dealing with low-quality shots, awkward angles, dodgy cropping, and worse – not even getting into the cesspool of fakes. Lately one of the hottest phones to leak has been the third-gen Moto X, and we’ve seen a mixture of high- and low-quality images emerge. The latest to catch our eye may not be the most impressive pic we’ve ever seen, and it’s so low-res as to make picking out even moderate nearly impossible, but what little we can see does appear to align nicely with earlier shots.
The eye-catching part here is that new elongated strip on the phone’s back, circling the camera, flash, and classic Moto X dimple. That strip was present on the first big Moto X 2015 leak we saw a couple weeks back, evidence for it has returned in shots of phone internals, and now its appearance here has us wondering even more strongly if this design element will make it to the final handset.
We also get a brief look at the phone’s face, and while there’s not much for it to tell us, we do see dual speaker cutouts – though that could be another fake-out like on the last Moto X, and stereo playback isn’t a guarantee. It’s also hard to say anything with much certainty about the materials being used, but the presence of a pattern on the handset’s back may mean that we get the return of a woven option.