Leak: is this our clearest look yet at the Moto X+1?

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We’re getting awfully close to August, which is the month we expect Motorola to announce the successor to last year’s Moto X. With that, the leaks are starting to barrel in and another huge one this morning gives us a pretty clear look at the device’s externals.

The source of this leak is calling it a “near-final prototype,” which isn’t all that hard to believe based on a couple of factors. For starters, a leaked chassis shot from earlier this month showed that the backplate would have two holes. We didn’t know what the second hole would be for, but this leak shows that same design.

Unfortunately it looks like the second hole will just be a flush slot for Motorola to place their logo (though it doesn’t look like a bad touch if these photos are anything to go by). Of noteworthy mention is that Motorola will be using a bit of metal in this thing, albeit only for the edges of the device and not its entirety. It should still make for a nice premium feel when it’s all said and done.

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Also contributing to a premium look and feel is the wooden back plate, something we saw featured on the Moto X. It’s telling that an early prototype unit such as this is already being flaunted with a wooden back plate. This could be an indication that Motorola will have premium chassis options available through Moto Maker at launch (whereas we had to wait several months for all of the Moto X’s options to come to the forefront).

Of course, it could be just as likely that we won’t see it — the Moto X reveal showed us a huge lineup of wooden back plates, but they obviously weren’t ready for public consumption in time for launch. Guess we’ll just have to cross our fingers that Motorola’s more comfortable with their manufacturing and assembly process to have these ready to go for game day. Let us know what you think of the design in the comments below!

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  • Tony Lai

    That Moto logo looks so ugly…. :(
    Are those LED flash on the left and right side of the camera lens… or are there none LED flash?

    • scoter man1

      I agree. The way the moto symbol looks, it makes the back wood portion look like a sticker.

      • NexusMan

        Good thing this is a prototype.

    • DDroid45

      It look like 2 led lights and no that symbol is NOT ugly Especially if it lights up

    • NexusMan

      They are beautifully designed dual flashes.

    • cns2007

      Rumor is the logo is a button or sensor

      • vzwuser76

        I’m guessing the logo is metal and will be there for wireless charging.

  • DDroid45

    Not feeling the wood and silver metal look, now carbon fiber black with red painted metal would be sick, hopefully I can customize it like that

    • NexusMan

      That would be nice. The one good thing about the metal, is I hope, it allows for you to get black fronts with lighter wood backs, an option that was not available with the previous plastic sided version.

    • Squeak

      Maybe they will make a Droid phone loosely based off of this phone, preferably in a Maxx variant. That’s what they did last year with the Droid Ultra, Mini, and Maxx. All 3 shared the same chipset with the Moto X just with different looks, screen sizes, and batteries. They are known to mix red and faux carbon fiber. I would love an updated Droid Maxx Developer Edition.

  • GuyBorg

    The black Moto badge on the back is a power button I think. I am really hoping this phone has front facing speakers like the moto E. There are also no speaker grills anywhere to be seen on the back as on the previous moto X. If it does have front facing speakers, its gonna be a tough choice between this and the upcoming sony z3.

    Edit, I see the side buttons now…

    • malcmilli

      im not arguing that it def isnt a power button, but you can see a button on the side.

      • GuyBorg

        ah, your are correct, I didn’t see it at first. I saw the one side photo that showed off no buttons.

    • NexusMan

      I think it is a button (just not a power button), as well as a wireless charging plate.

      • vzwuser76

        I don’t think you could do a button and a wireless charging contact in one. A button doesn’t make contact until it’s pressed. So there wouldn’t be any contact with anything when you place it on the charging surface.

  • Marcos Peña

    For my purchase this year, I’m leaning towards this or the iPhone 6.

  • Derek L.

    Look at the weird camera flashes around the lens!

    • Leo Hui

      Could that be a Flash Ring for macro photography?
      (or maybe I am thinking too much)

    • AnGeLFaCe77

      Go back to Africa. You don’t know nothing about technology.

  • Lee McLaurin

    I have the Droid Maxx, but the one thing that has always irked me about this phone is the lack of micro sd card slot. I will never buy another phone that doesn’t have one.

    • AnGeLFaCe77

      You are a tool.

      • Lee McLaurin

        And YOU are an assh0le.

  • Squeak

    Moto emblem is also there for wireless charging. It works the same way on the droid maxx!

  • SantaClausless

    Let’s hope it’s less than 5 inches.

    • Marc Perrusquia

      That’s not what she said.

      • Wozn2

        NEVER gets old! :-)

  • Leonardo Leal

    i Think It’s gonna be a great Phone… Looking forward to replacing my Moto X(Which I do Love). Just dont tell me that the Wooden Backplate adds a “Deluxe” Feeling, cause It’s Horrible Horrible Horrible!

    I Think the Moto Logo has 2 roles in here: While It is the Wireless charging surface contact, It may be protecting the camera lens from “desk scratches”

  • Shelton Don Caramelo Stevens

    Wow, that is a sexy phone. I’ve never considered any Motorola after the original Atrix, but this has me doubting my G3 purchase. I hope this makes it to market to get others to get a little more creative with designs.

  • dandybuck

    Please, Please keep the twist-to-launch camera feature.

  • Ryan O’Neill

    I see a power button on the side, but no volume buttons. Hmmmm…

    • Smith Coffman

      If you look under the power button you can barely see the volume buttons there

  • Anthony McKay

    All that bezel and front speakers/ mic makes me want to throw up

    • AnGeLFaCe77

      You are a retard.

      • Anthony McKay

        No, you are.

  • steveb944

    My next!

  • Symbian for the win


  • Gav