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Is This the Moto X+1 in a Case?

Moto X+1

According to one well-known leaker, the above image is of Motorola’s upcoming rumored device, the Moto X+1. However, what we are seeing is the device wrapped inside of a protective case, meaning any real grasp on the device’s design is still mostly unknown

As it stands, the device reminds us of a Moto E, with its rectangular bottom grille, but has a mix of the Moto G Google Play Edition as well. Plus, with the case on, there is no visible LED flash on the backside.

With that said, it’s still pretty early to start calling this “confirmed” or validated as being the Moto X+1.

Give us your take on the image below in the comments section. Is this the X+1 in your eyes? Just a retooled Moto E? Opinions are always welcome.

Via: @evleaks
  • Razma


  • JSo

    I don’t know why people are judging the look of it. It’s an obvious render and it’s in a case. Come on people.

  • Michael Harrison

    No flash…placement of the side buttons indicate a pretty small phone. The Chin is huge. No, this is not the X+1. This is something low-end. More like an E+1.

  • If this is the new Moto X, all you X fanboys are going to be really pissed off.

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  • Federico Simionato

    I’m going to trade in a lot of performance for less bezel please. Thank you.

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  • Mouli Jayanthi

    moto e twin :O

  • Vishal Khedkar

    But the lower bezel is too big. It doesn’t look good. The current one with the Moto X is small and looks pretty.

  • Vishal Khedkar

    Did I just see dual speakers?

  • fernando

    nope that looks more like the moto e forte

  • acras

    Kids, its a render, why are you getting this worked up about what it may or may not have? Diagonal shade line from the lower left to the upper right that changes the transparencyof the google search bar and the color of the hangouts icon, but doesnt change the shade of the “case”? @evleaks just wanted to be talked about again so he threw this out, mission accomplished.

    • ROR1997

      Evleaks just had a huge argument with Shatner. He’s being talked about more than ever. He wouldn’t throw out a fake image now of all times.

  • Chuggowitz

    Holy chin bezel bat man.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    This got me thinking of future phones coming with an led ring flash around the lens instead of a spot next to it.

  • onDroid

    Seriously? This is obviously not the next Moto flagship. What flagship would be missing an LED flash and a front facing camera? This looks exactly like the Moto E. Why would we think it is anything else?

  • TimXer

    can you say HUGE bezel

  • Brian Winning Jr.

    Clearly not, this just screams low-end device.

    • Nikuliai

      I heard it may be a budget Moto X-ish device and that it also may be announced at Google I/O, dunno if it’s true but I buy that (mostly because I hate the looks of this phone)

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    It looks like a Moto E in a case.

    No FFC.

    No LED flash.

    Thick bezels.

  • iamme

    No flash… Not x plus 1

    • Nikuliai

      I just heard something interesting, that this leak MAY be a budget version of the X+1, something like an E+1, if they go with a Moto E with active display it would be nice for our wallets, but I don’t think it would be good for theirs… Nonetheless I think it’s interesting

  • Bowen9284

    Looks like the Moto E to me, just with a black mic and earpiece.

  • Aaron

    As an owner of an original x… That is hideous and I will be thoroughly pissed off if I held off on s5 and possibly G3 for this. I’m sure it will have a rear flash tho so im not really 100% buying that this is it…despite who the source is. The bottom chin is ridiculous. Hopefully that is not it.

    • Nikuliai

      I wouldn’t take this render that seriously, on the other hand if the bezel is like that I’m probably not gonna buy this phone either (no real need for an upgrade, right now I’m only buying things because of hype)

  • TopXKiller

    You sure HTC didn’t buy Moto?

  • David Hayden

    I’m pretty sure this is just a GPE Moto E.

  • grinfff

    Doesn’t seem legit. No way they would exclude a flash and the nav/status bar are black instead of kit-kat-clear. Seems fishy…

  • BenG

    This guy dropped 25k and supposedly has Moto X+1 in hand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEyuU2z4g8c

    • Deez

      Aren’t all Motos nowadays budget models? All they make is low end phones. The X included lol

      • Nikuliai

        well that would be a better reason for a guy being able to get the phone early for 25k

  • ROR1997

    The Moto B

    B for Butt Ugly

  • ROR1997

    Y’all gon make me loose my mind
    Bezels here
    Bezels here

  • Elwin Gill

    I am on the edge of moving away from Motorola… that is hard to say, I have never owned another manufacturers phone, although my family has had at least one or two other OEM’s phones, my girlfriend loves her S5 and Gear, my daughter loves her M8. I am not sold on Ultrapixels. As I sit on this ledge, I keep seeing the G3 and I start to drool… That phone is so nice from all I have read here on DL. I have big hopes for the X+1, but these leaks are not helping. Cheers!

    • Nikuliai

      Don’t take this leak seriously… it looks a long shot at the best, to me it’s a bad render of the Moto E.

      On the other hand, if you drool with the G3 go for it, it’s an excellent device and the camera is WAAY better, but take into account how much would you miss the X8, I actually can’t think of myself using a device that does not have active display and touchless controls, the G3 is a beast (best of 2014 imo) but it still doesn’t make me drool (I mean it’s a good device and the pin and users are amazing features, but I’d rather have touchless than any of those)

  • kixofmyg0t

    No. It’s not.

  • Josep Reyes

    i highly doubt and hope thats not the x+1

  • Keepfiring

    Looks nearly vertically symmetric from the front. Would be interesting if it can be used upside down when answering calls. volume buttons would be in a weird spot, but if they did 2x earpiece and mic, you’d be all set.

  • mcdonsco

    Unless the flash is now a ring around the camera lens (somehow?), me thinks this ain’t it.

  • Ryan Callihan

    Huge bezels and no black flash? Huge downgrade. If you ask me, this can’t be the X’s successor.

  • Toobigbezel

    Dem bezels

    • mike

      Budget phone.. not x successor

  • TheLeaks

    TK posted another video, saying this is the “budget” model.

    • Deez

      Aren’t all Motos nowadays budget models? All they make is low end phones. The X included lol

  • Suman Gandham

    Oh jeez, I hope not – that bottom bezel is offensive!!

  • Icouldbewrong

    Looks like a photo shopped Droid Maxx to me..

  • Godzilla

    That’s the Moto B

  • SeanPlunk

    Moto X-1 Confirmed.

  • Droid Ronin

    More like the Moto X – 1

  • chris125

    Man moto really took a step backwards. And they said about htc and the huge bezels. This makes those bezels look small.

    • elvisgp

      Please, reserve judgement until he actual phone is released.

  • Tony Byatt

    Not holding much stock in this…

    Looks like a mockup from Otterbox…

  • imlip

    I been following this guy who has the Moto X +1. Doesn’t look like the same device as in his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLXS9xSZYpg&index=9&list=UUUr1QIC_vukidaJgljZUpMw

  • danger2u

    i think this is a Moto E Google edition and not the new Moto X.

  • patt

    so geeks what phone will you talk about now? 😉 all I hear everywhere how moto x is awesome 😛

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  • Will

    Wasnt there supposed to be a rugged Moto G like device? More likely a rugged Moto E or G.

  • Brian Menius

    Beep beep… watch your toes. Truckload of bezel coming thru…

  • Matthew Toomey

    Picture quality is strong. Heard it has an awesome flash.

  • Albert

    If you see is the Motorola E

  • Dave

    Introducing the Droid Incredible 3.

  • Am79

    I threw up in my mouth a little when I saw all that bezel

  • Tony Byatt

    If this is the real deal, does removing the flash improve a camera?

  • Daniel Walsh

    That is ugly.

  • EC8CH

    No way… that bottom bezel is HUGE

  • kid

    Why haven’t u guys posted the moto x plus one hands on done by

  • yummy

    I like ugly phones I cant deny

  • It looks more like the next Moto G GPe

    • michael arazan

      More like a moto POS

  • Rolfi

    DOnt think this is it no one saw the leak from the tk guy

  • M3D1T8R

    Front facing speakers? Yes please!
    Camera looks big, hopefully a good sign?
    Headphone jack on top, dang.
    Bezels can’t tell yet with the bulky case.
    Overall, promising! Can’t wait for more..

  • Jonathan Bunch

    No transparent status bar?

  • rslh

    Eek. Looks like my old Samsung Vibrant.

  • Muji Samovar

    Slam dunk that the two holes on the back are microphones?

    • Mike H.

      Ha dual rear facing speakers……because companies can’t copy HTC.

  • needa

    we already have video of the ‘all new moto x’, why would you guys (kellen, tim, etc) possibly think this is anything more than another bad leak from evleaks?

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      He’s the most reliable leaker there is. You’d rather trust some idiot who wrapped the phone in plastic like a moron? Come on man

      • needa

        you mean i should trust the guy that has the world calling the next x the x+1? or calling the phone above the x+1?

        • Mike H.

          I’ll trust tk who has devices way beforehand and actually has a video rather than some guys Twitter feed.

  • Aooga

    Unless motorola has devised something that replaces a flash that doesn’t look like a flash, no. Seriously, there’s no flash.

  • tharealoc

    There is no way that is he X+1 The only thing that looks good on that leak is the camera.

  • Alex Boro

    Anyone else notice the weird looking camera and no flash?

    • chris125

      Some are saying the flash may be in the outer ring. Haven’t seen one like that before, so would be interesting if that is indeed the case

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Looks like a Moto E. I doubt it. And that’s an ugly as$ case too

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      Evleaks typically isn’t wrong.

  • Alan Paone

    If it’s still a 4.7-5″ screen, that camera looks montrous and it would take a motomiracle for it to suck as much as the X’s camera does.

    • NeilOMalley

      Moto X camera is not that bad. I have taken some pretty nice shots with it.

      • mcdonsco

        Actually it is that bad…maybe not to you (but then that would mean you havent used another phones camera in at least 1.5 years or; you’re blind).

        I really like my x, but as much as I like it I have no trouble admitting the camera on it sucks (as does the battery).

        • Nikuliai

          the camera is not ideal at all, but it can get nice pictures if you play with exposure and focus, not on auto, but it can.

          PS: the camera is just normal, I have 0 experience in phones (that I actually use) lasting more than 2 days, and the X does that to me

          • Deez

            i translate that as: the camera isnt that bad if you play with all the settings, shimmy it twice, stand exactlyv15 feet away, set up lighting and pray for a miracle, then you can almost get a decent shot lol

            The camera sucks. Fact. Stop the excuses and lies please.

          • Nikuliai

            It does suck, but anyone that’s not an entitled idiot can get a decent photo off it, I get decent shots all the time, I don’t take photos on low light, but seriously, WHO THE HELL DOES.

            All the other flagships have better cameras, yes, but I wouldn’t use those unless they go with the Nokia way (dedicated button)

            PS: anyone with an actually decent camera and will to use it “wastes time” on exposure and focus, it’s pretty noobish not to

          • mcdonsco

            Well my last phones were the g2, n3 and Maxx (primarily, also briefly had the gs5, m8 and iPhone 5s) and the x doesn’t have even close to the battery life those had…of course, I knew that going in, wanted to get back to a smaller form factor for a while to see how green the grass is on the other side so to speak, and I really love the size now, but also really miss not having to look for a charger around lunch time…and again after dinner.

            Even with the previous phones (aside from the Maxx BEFORE KitKat), I still managed to always need to charge up in the evenings, they never/rarely made it all the way to the bed nightstand.

            …heavy HEAVY user here.

            Seems I really just have to decide…big tough to use one handed bulky phone or something I need to connect to a charger as often as I can to get me through the day…if the moto x+1 ends up with a removable battery and a setup like Samsung’s battery charging system I’ll be in heaven!

          • Nikuliai

            Well nothing to do there, those 3 models are know for their battery life (and HUGE mAh batteries) but I don’t like bricks so I tend to stay away from those 😛

            but if you needed to charge those at the evenings you’re clearly on another scale of heavy users rofl, I managed to stay 3 days away from the chargers on non attractive phones (no gaming and using it just for work), less than a day with that phones is just crazy 😛

            PS: I would like a bigger or removable battery too but tbh I don’t see that happening (sadly). what do you mean by “Samsung’s battery charging system” tho?

          • mcdonsco

            I dont play games on my phone at all…all my use is work/personal email & web…with a little bit of hotspot mixed in (like maybe 30+ minutes a day).

            Any who, as for the charging system…during my brief stint with the n3 I bought the Samsung charging system which is a spare battery and a charging dock/case for it…in my armrest of my car I have an always live DC outlet, so I just kept it in their plugged in…I then had no need to watch the battery life any more…I’m always where my car is, so battery low, swap em. I never even plugged the phone itself into a charge, just did battery swaps, quick and easy 100% battery.

            It was SO nice I was tempted to stick with Samsung’s from then on just for that.

            Really hope we see this with the moto x+1.

          • Nikuliai

            Well that’s a pretty nice system…

            I work near a PC so I don’t use the phone for web nor mail :B, I got 1hr screen use and 30% (charged like 20-22 hours ago) but I totally get what you’re saying, battery swap is a lot more efficient in your situation, and tbh I care a lot more about a bigger battery on the next X than a better camera (I get enough quality as it is, not much, but not crappy), but I actually miss having no problem getting 48hrs on a phone past 4 months of use.

            I would love removable batteries and/or wireless charging, but I don’t really think Motorola is going to deliver on that department 😛

        • NeilOMalley

          You’re so right, I’m blind in one eye and can’t see out the other. The DSLRs, the Point and Shoots, the GoPro, and all my phones were purchased to look nice on a shelf. No sir, never would I imagine taking good photos with such sub par useless camera. /s

          These were taken in full auto.

          • Nikuliai

            of course you’re blind! who the hell wants to take a decent photo and wastes 5 seconds setting where to focus and the exposure level! oh wait…

          • acrobatsausages

            Not to be rude or take anything away from your skill as a photographer, but that’s not good image quality. The X is my favorite phone in the last few years but that camera is why I sold it.

          • NeilOMalley

            Well the quality suffers mostly from my downsizing and compressing of the original images. I guess I am just content with it. It does what I need it to do and for the heavy lifting I use my real cameras.

          • acrobatsausages

            I can respect that.

          • NeilOMalley

            Thanks. I just hate when people says its absolutely worthless. Most have never used one before. If you are gonna follow that logic then all cameras on all phones are junk.

      • Alan Paone

        I took some nice shots with my samsung m500 too. The camera in the moto X is way behind the competition, but who cares, can we focus on “motomiracle” here?

  • Kenny Woodard

    I would assume this is a revamped Moto E, like they did with the G. This could be a very early render of the Moto X+1, but I doubt a render would leave off a front facing camera and LED flash.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      Flash looks circled around the lens.. Possible the front camera is gone for costs or maybe it is designed to be invisible.

  • Carlos Lopez

    Looks more like the moto e

  • hyperbeatser

    That’s definitely a low-end Moto G/E type something

  • Moto E successor? lol

  • Missing flash? Not the X+1.

  • hyperbeatser

    holy chin

  • callumshell1

    looks like a phone all right

  • Garrett Sechelski

    No flash, bottom bezel looks bigger… (Although the watermark may be throwing me off there.)

    If this is the X+1, Motorola is taking a step back.

    • e_droid


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          Moto no go?

          • Justin W

            Yes, as in no to this Moto.

    • Will

      My thought: the flash is a ring flash as opposed to noflash. And on my device it looks like maybe a front facing speaker on the bottom (or maybe I need to clean my screen).

    • michael arazan

      A step back? They are falling off the mountain. The Droid 1 is a better device than this

  • C-Law

    well if it’s the next moto x, I sure hope those are stereo front-firing speakers.
    But it’s not the next moto x. Too much bezel. Moto wouldn’t back track. 100% not the next moto x

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Omg it’s so ugly :/

  • Bryan Mills

    Eww bezels

    • Dave

      But it’s a Moto so we have to love and praise it regardless of anything….haha

      • chris125

        Don’t worry Kellex will be pushing it hard once it is released just like the moto x

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        I’m a fan of Motorola, and if the X+1 sucks I will bash it harder than anyone because I have really high expectations from them. Being a fan isn’t just saying how amazeballz something is; you are compelled to point out the shortcomings, because you want them to grow and succeed.

  • Stephen D

    I hope not. That is ugly.

    • JonathonFlores

      Hard to tell if the phone is ugly when you can’t see the actual phone.

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        Are you drunk? The phone is right there. Huge bezels and all.

        • JonathonFlores

          You mad bro?

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Um no? You sound like the one in denial lol

          • Carlos Lopez

            “You mad bro?” the quote of idiot trolls when they have no counter-arguments

          • mcdonsco

            Na, just the quote of idiots…in general.

          • JonathonFlores

            Haha y’all are getting your panties in a wad over a leaked render of an unknown phone with a case on it! Classic.

          • michael arazan

            Not to mention, that the device could be a mock up render, a moto g or e casing with different hardware internals for testing, or just an alpha build in a series of builds to test designs.
            We all know there is a series of designs for testing that never see the light of day, and this could be one of them. Could also be a Chinese knockoff too, they don’t care about copyright, patent infringement, or trademarks, and get away with breaking all laws from the International community.

        • Nikuliai

          The X looks like that with my case (protecting the sides) and it makes it look like it has a lot bigger vessels.

          It may have normal vessels

          • chris125

            No there is no denying the huge top and bottom bezels compared to the moto x.

          • Nikuliai

            Top is actually smaller (and yeah, I scaled it down and compared to an actual phone) and the sides are basically the same size, so it’s only the bottom vessel, and that bottom vessel looks like the Moto E, and the phone has no flash, so I’m inclined to think it’s a Moto E case design (no front vessel either), but yeah, the bottom vessel is definitely a step in the wrong direction (the Moto E speaker sucks, and the G and X are pretty loud and clear for a phone), but it’s not THAT different in comparison to the Moto X, not saying I like it, but it’s not a “huge top and bottom bezels compared to the moto x”

          • Kaleb Crans

            My phone has full-on arteries, not just vessels!

          • HaHa

            They are just in denial because their beloved Moto X looks like crap. Nikuliai is a Moto jock rider to the third power. way beyond fanboy status

          • Nikuliai

            All hail!

            But yeah, I’m a fanboy, the X was the only flagship in years that actually made me want it in years.

            PS: this is not the Moto X

          • WickedToby741

            “No there is no denying the huge top and bottom bezels compared to the moto x.”

            The only thing there is no denying of is that this is a render. The screenshot is pulled directly off a GPE device render. I’ll reserve judgement until the actual device is shown in the flesh where you can truly see how large the bezels are and what the phone actually looks like.

          • Nikuliai

            Heard it’s a budget Moto X, if that’s the case it may explain the excessive bezels.

          • Kaleb Crans

            Is this some next gen piece of kit, or do phones have vessels?

          • Nikuliai

            well I should know better than to trust swype predictive text :B

        • mcdonsco

          I see better when drunk…I think…

      • Bryan Mills

        It’s clear as day how ugly the phone is

      • chris125

        You can see everything except the back…

      • mike

        Check youtube supposedly someone has one and paid 25k for it. Looks to have a ois camera to capble of 4k. He also said bezels are even smaller then x. Moto x2 he has a few vids of ot. Tk tech kruch is the guy

        • JonathonFlores

          Just checked it out. Thanks man!

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