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.
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!