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!

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. 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?

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

      1. Good thing this is a prototype.

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

    3. They are beautifully designed dual flashes.

    4. Rumor is the logo is a button or sensor

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

  2. 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

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  3. 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…

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

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

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

      1. 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.

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

  5. Look at the weird camera flashes around the lens!

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

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

  6. 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.

    1. You are a tool.

      1. And YOU are an assh0le.

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

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

    1. That’s not what she said.

      1. NEVER gets old! :-)

  9. 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”

  10. 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.

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

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

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

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

    1. You are a retard.

      1. No, you are.

  14. My next!

  15. ew

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