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Purported Images of New Moto X Front Panel Show Bigger Front Speakers, Comparison to Original

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A new set of images that HelloMotoHK is claiming to be the front panel of the new Moto X (or Moto X+1) have surfaced, images which show a device that has indeed grown over the last year, but also may include even bigger front speakers than a previous leak led us to believe. In the images, we are getting comparisons of the new panel to the original Moto X, along with what appear to be extra-large speaker cutouts. 

If you jump to the images below, should the top image not give you a good enough comparison, you can see the new front panel side-by-side with the original Moto X. The bottoms of each are mostly lined-up with one another, showing just how much bigger the new version may be. Keep in mind that you should try to envision that panel with a bit of extra edge around it for the casing that would be attached to it, once fully assembled. Still, for the display to be bumped from 4.7-inch to 5.2-inch, it’s not that much bigger, assuming this image is legit.

It does look slightly wider and taller, but even with the dual-front speakers, we aren’t noticing extra chin or top bezel.

Speaking of those speakers, this front panel has extra large cutouts for its dual-front speakers, much larger than the speakers we saw in a previous leak. In the previous leak, we saw smallish dual-speakers that mimicked those on on the Moto E, along with sensors set to the left. In these front panel pictures, we are seeing speakers that stretch across the majority of the top and bottom of the device, with sensors set in a centered position below, rather than off to the side. Does that mean Motorola plans to make the audio experience even better on the X than its other devices? Is this Motorola’s attempt at BoomSound? Wouldn’t that be a treat.

On that note, we are now wondering if the previous leak was actually the new Moto G, not the new Moto X? Possibly, which could be the case since Motorola is planning to give us a new Moto G on September 4, alongside the new X.

Thoughts on the size?

moto x new vs old2 moto x new front2

moto x new front1

Via:  HelloMotoHK (Facebook)
Cheers Antony!
  • Joeygueez

    I’ve come to a conclusion that i HATE front facing speakers. I thought i liked it when i had the M8, But i’d rather have a bigger screen or better form factor.

  • Trysta

    Front facing speakers arent very high on my personal wishlist. I would much prefer the smallest possible bezels on a phone. But the size doesn’t look too bad. It is probably around the size of the Nexus 5 which would work for me.

  • Jerry13

    Hyperbeast mode = 11

  • StankyChikin

    Beautiful

  • NexusMan

    Bring it on!!!!

  • JoeTi

    Looks just like my GNex. I’m liking this phone.

  • Bionlc

    Told you guys about this months ago. But everyone refuses to listen to me.

    • Godzilla

      obvious troll is obvious, and a douchebag

      • Bionlc

        Insecure dinosaur is insecure, and a horrible source

    • Liderc

      omg, when did you come back when your nonsense.

      edit: Looks like you came back 20 hours ago after 9 months of peace.

  • DanielMena9

    anybody notice the jagged slashed off bottom left corner? or is that just me?

    • Godzilla

      i saw that too

    • Bionlc

      Per Sarge, there are some special sensors in the bottom left corner. Nice observation.

      • Godzilla

        shut the hell up

        • Bionlc

          Someone mad? Remember when you said there would be two devices last year. One super device that would be bigger and codenamed the nova? Yeah, exactly. Don’t try to push your BS fake leaks on us. I was always reliable and you ruined my credibility when you started using Sarge to spread lies. GTFO Godzilla

  • Orion

    I think this is more likely the moto g.

    • Godzilla

      I doubt it, i dont see front speakers, which are costlier, being on a budget phone

      • Orion

        Didn’t the moto e have front speakers or am I mistaken?

        • Godzilla

          even if it did, not expensive ones like these. More like a regular speaker which happened to be front facing, if at all

          • Bionlc

            Godzilla is right. This is not the G. Those speakers won’t be on a budget phone.

          • Godzilla

            not at all funny

          • needa

            expensive ones like these? it is a cutout. they could simply be making it proportional to the size of the phone.

  • XvierX

    I just got the G3 but I also want this phone.

  • Deeco

    My next device will be either Moto X or Nexus 6 (?)

    • Patrick Smithopolis

      Assuming that the Nexus display is not 6″ I’ll be getting both devices.

  • RoadsterHD1

    I can’t wait to see what Moto does next. Meantime I’m really good with my Droid Maxx.

  • Jason Bittner

    is the bottom left of that screen broken? corner seems busted off

    • Bionlc

      Per Sarge, there are some special sensors in the bottom left corner. Nice observation.

  • Bryan Burch

    “Size doesn’t matter” said noone ever, except Apple nerds.

  • M3D1T8R

    If this is just the front glass panel, it’s likely that like the Moto X and most phones, there will be another couple millimeters of width beyond the glass itself for the plastic body casing. Hopefully it’s not much. But needs to be taken into consideration. So while this at 68mm wide would be perfect, it probably will end up being a little wider. And might end up being the new Moto G.

  • s.m.

    Omfg front speakers! Should trump my moto x’s weak rear speaker easily.

  • chris_johns

    meh…why a whole inch bigger to big a jump…but gonna be a nice looking phone love the idea

    • M3D1T8R

      What? Since when is less than a half inch a “whole inch” ?

      • Godzilla

        when a 16 year old is constantly measuing himself and it finalliy passed the 5 inch mark, barely, he now says “hey im 6 inches”

  • libis54

    I’m wondering if this is the new Moto G. When the HelloMotoHK facebook text is translated, it appears that they aren’t sure to which phone this new front panel belongs.

    “Motorola Mobility will be held in the United States time 4/9 new machine conference in Chicago, which is suspected to be the day before the release of Moto X + 1 or Moto G² screen panel, we deliberately put it with the Moto X and the recent two Figure outflow comparison.”

    I sure hope it’s the new Moto X panel though; I love that it’s not too much bigger than the current one!

  • Jérôme Besnard

    I’m more exited than ever before. In my want list for the X+1 I have better camera and wireless charging. Front speakers would just be awesome.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Is the phone being interrogated?

  • Nathan Borup

    I am lobbying for a change in the naming convention for moto… They should call it the Moto Y. No more of this + and 1 nonsense

    • cadtek91

      Same, the Moto X+1 is probably nothing anymore, other than a codename we, fans, use. If it still exists in Motorola, it’s most likely a purchase program of some sort.

    • trixnkix637

      The Moto X+1 might and most likely is a name created specifically as a marketing campaign for the new phone & Moto 360 (odd no one has put this together yet). Think about it, the Moto X + 1 (Moto 360).

      • M3D1T8R

        That was speculated about when EV Leaks first showed “x+1″ six months ago.

      • kashtrey

        It’s been speculated a ton, but it’s actually bad branding. If they were to do something like that it would be best to call the promotion X + 360, not X+1. It will be important to get the branding for the Moto 360 out there as much as possible and X+1 doesn’t really help with that, it minimizes the “presence” of the 360 as just an add on.

    • fritzo2162

      If they name it that, all the detractors are going to call it the Moto Why?

      • Nathan Borup

        Ha ha yeah, my friend mentioned that

    • M3D1T8R

      Yeah, then next year it’s the Moto Z.
      The year after, the Z1. Then Z2… Wait that’s Sony.

      Honestly they can call it the Moto Poop for all I care, as long as it checks all the boxes.

    • Turb0wned

      How about just Moto X2.

      • Nathan Borup

        That would be ok too. Anything that doesn’t have a +1

      • Suman Gandham

        That would make perfect sense. Which is exactly why Moto will not do it :p

  • Daniel Walsh

    Dual front speakers are the way to go

  • MichaelFranz

    Why do I have a feeling we will be able to customize speaker grill colors on motomaker….anyone else?

    • chris_johns

      def would be cool havent thought about that

    • kashtrey

      I said that with the other leak when people bashed the appearance of the speaker grills. I’m betting it will be customizable.

  • itsacardigan

    I guess I’ll have to see the final product….but at the moment I’m not impressed.

    • JSo

      Not impressed by a black display? lol

      • itsacardigan

        Not impressed by the holes in the black display. They remind me of the MOTO G. Cheap.

  • Tyrone Biggums

    I’m still wondering why TK TECH NEWS MOTO X+1 leaks never got mentioned on here?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLXS9xSZYpg&sns=em

    • aBabyPenguin

      Wow, and that was back in June!

    • Nathan Borup

      This was fake… who really would do this with a plastic bag over the phone? It’s a fake man

      • Tyrone Biggums

        He has more videos on his page. Take a look at all of them, let me know what you think.

        • Nathan Borup

          Dude, the guy is a fake. He uses random (terribly pixelated) pictures to try and leak things. These aren’t leaks. The moto boot screen leak was not a leak, it was a video made by someone and put onto the phone. Anyone that covers the “leaked” device with a plastic bag and tissue paper is not leaking anything legitimate

          • Tyrone Biggums

            Thanks for the heads up! What do you think about this video?
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAwGDd9jhAQ&sns=em

          • Nathan Borup

            Why is there tape on the phone? Once again… doesn’t seem very legit because why would you want to conceal what the phone is when you are leaking it. evleaks was a very trusted source, and he never tried to hide the device he was leaking. This tk guy though… he’s fishy

          • trixnkix637

            Evleaks IS THE trusted source. I don’t know how he does it. Agreed, this TK guy is doing it for the views. All kinds of suspicious.

          • Nathan Borup

            evleaks has retired sadly

          • trixnkix637

            You’re kidding?! Man that’s horribly sad news for me. I’d always look for his leaks or stamp of approval to know something was legit. Any reason on why he retired?

          • Nathan Borup

            I know, me too. Looks like it came down to the fact there was very little money in leaking http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/08/03/evan-blass-explains-evleaks-twitter-account-will-stop-reporting-phone-scoops/

          • M3D1T8R

            No money, and health issues, sadly. TK started a donation fund to help him with his medical bills, check it out. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/evleaks-fund

          • DJ SPY

            He uses the tape to cover up the moto codes so Motorola won’t be able to determine who is responsible for the leak.

          • Nathan Borup

            They don’t have codes around the bezel of the phone. maybe on the top, or one side, but not all the way around the bezel

      • DJ SPY

        Obviously you didn’t watch the video. He explains why the phone is covered up.

        • Nathan Borup

          obviously you know nothing about leaks. Evleaks was able to leak many phones without trying to hide what the phone actually is… i mean my gosh, it is a leak, so treat it like one!

        • Nathan Borup

          “to hide identifying marks” doesn’t that defeat the purpose of a leak??

          • Andy Taylor

            All Moto prototypes have very distinctive marks that identifies the individual device. This is to trace to the leaker (Moto employee, etc.) if it ever leaks to internet.

          • Nathan Borup

            Not all over the phone… maybe in one place yes

  • Daniel Walsh

    Looks nice

  • Godzilla

    X+1 or Shamu?

  • peetsneeky

    is this even coming to verizon?!

    • Godzilla

      X+1 yes

      • peetsneeky

        yeah right. i thought verizon was done with the nexus brand

        • JSo

          The next Moto X wouldn’t be a Nexus

          • peetsneeky

            oh jesus, I’m mixing the shamu business with this. so much good motorola news!!

        • Godzilla

          i said X+1

  • gadget_hero

    I would greatly welcome dual front speakers, I really enjoy them on the M8

    • Charles Walker

      Sure looks to me they are going this route. Very good news.

      • gadget_hero

        I couldn’t fault my Moto X’s audio as it was better than most, but all phones bow down to the awesomeness of the M8’s audio (which I recommend using a 3rd part equalizer+lossless audio to fully maximize). To bad T-Mobile probably won’t officially endorse this meaning likely no VoLTE support. Also hoping for B12 LTE support.

        • Charles Walker

          Me either! I’m convinced the Moto X has the best sounding speakers next to the HTC devices.

  • Tyrone Biggums

    Keep those leaks coming!

  • JSo

    Maybe that’s actually the Next Nexus. :)

    • Defenestratus

      Hopefully not. Its not big enough.

    • Godzilla

      good point, maybe its shamu?

      • JSo

        It looks very Nexus-like. But then again, the Moto X kinda did too.

  • MotDetoyr

    Motorola made best use of the unwanted top and bottom front screen I believe. thats awesome

  • Godzilla

    I just jizzed myself

  • JayMars84

    Not feeling the speakers. Ugly and not really necessary. The Moto X had a great speaker for a rear one, second only to HTC. I’m still interested though.

    • Charles Walker

      How can you judge the speakers when we don’t even know how the complete product will look? I think Motorola has the best engineers out of all Android OEMs and can pull amazing things off. Just look at the current Moto X and especially Moto 360.

      • kashtrey

        I think you can judge having front speakers as a design element. To me though, They seem to have done it in a way that doesn’t drastically lengthen the phone, and hopefully they’ll give customization options that help it to blend in (or stand out, depending on your taste).

  • disastrousrainbow

    Digging the look and hoping like last year’s Moto X, Verizon’s version has no branding on the front. Same with the Droids. Cleanest looking phones in their arsenal.

    As for the speaker, man, if it’s anything like the speaker on the 2013 Droid Maxx this is going to be a huge upgrade, but judging from the look they’re actually going with something larger, and I’m all for that.

    • kashtrey

      Luckily, with the speakers and the placement of the sensors, it doesn’t seem like there’s much space to put any logos at all.

  • Jared Denman

    Yuck

  • AUSTEEEZZZ

    I get the whole throttle issue but where are we really throttled? I feel where I am is only going to be an issue if I go to a sporting event

    • M3D1T8R

      Well lucky you. In the small town where I live it’s so congested we get about 1-2Mbps during the busiest time of the day. Maybe 4 typical, if I’m lucky. Late at night I can get up to 12 or so, and im extatic about that.
      So we’ll probably get throttled almost all the time here.

      • AUSTEEEZZZ

        I live in Long Beach Ca and I get 12-20 all the time on unlimited data. Guess I am lucky

  • droidrazredge

    Motorola increased the screen size to 5.2″ but kept it in the same form factor and bezel size as the Moto X basically. Well played Motorola Well Played.

    • Bryan Mills

      LG did the same. Glad other OEMs are finally learning.

      • guesswhat

        motorola been doing this from 2012 razr mini

  • Waris Choy

    Really nice. Probably upgrade to this from the nexus 5, if it is available internationally and not locked to a carrier. Knowing that the owners are lenovo there is a chance it may come to china.

    • Jared Denman

      The sale is still not final so Google actually still owns them.

  • gregb091

    Anyone else notice that the size increase doesn’t look massive? Phew….

    • Grahaman27

      Its just the frame… So it still could be a little bigger.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        It’s the digitizer/screen assembly, so the overall size will be a bit larger, how much will depend on how it is assembled. But even still, it won’t be anywhere near GS5 or M8 sized, which quite a few were afraid of when moving to the larger screen.

        • B!

          Why is everyone so afraid of ‘large’ sized phones? I’m sorry if my 6’3″ awesomeness can handle an S5 to a Note 3 while whoevers averageness wants nothing larger than a Moto X. I know it’s all about preference but don’t make a big deal IF by chance the phone is bigger than its predecessor.

          • fancygriddles

            Because you already have a lot of choice when it comes to getting a flagship device in a large format. For those of us who prefer smaller phones, but still want flagship performance, right now our options pretty much boil down to the Moto X or the iPhone. No one is saying there oughtn’t be large phones to choose from. We’re just saying that it’s really frustrating that smaller flagships seem to be going extinct.

          • shadowdude777

            If that’s how you feel, just think how those of us who like physical keyboards feel. Literally zero high-end options available.

          • Ihavenewnike

            I haven’t heard of a flagship physical keyboard android phone in a while

          • B!

            Great point. I don’t they’re going extinct. I think that for iPhone users switching to android, the Moto X is actually the perfect size. For me, going from the original Droid to the Droid 2, then Droid X2, then Droid RAZR Maxx, then (briefly) Droid Maxx & now the Note 3…I feel the something made by Moto between the Droid Maxx & Note 3 would be the perfect size (for me).

          • stang68

            Well my 6’3″ awesomeness prefers a phone that isn’t all that close to matching the size of my tablet.

          • B!

            That sounds like something an iPhone user would say.

            When you hold a Note 3 next to a Tab 8.0 or bigger, you can definitely see the (huge) size difference.

          • stang68

            Someone with a Note 3 and a Tab 8 is just kidding themselves.

          • B!

            Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight………

          • Travis

            Most people are way smaller than you, dude

          • B!

            I never look at it that way. My brother is 6’6″ & has always been taller than me so I thought I was slightly above average height.

          • michael arazan

            Same here, 6’2, my galaxy Nexus is tiny, I was looking forward to a 5.6″ device. I waited a year for the Moto X 2.0 knowing they would probably increase the size and hardware. This will be new device since Jan 2012, so excited.

          • B!

            Ahhh, a fellow Verizon subscriber. Yea before I got Edged Up in January my last upgrade was March 2012.

    • Veri Lo Iq

      I invite my friend over to rock out to my phone speakers.

  • Kyle Miller

    Whatever it looks like, please oh please do not name this phone “X+1!” Like kill all “+1″, “One”, “One+”, “One+One”…any damn numerical named phones!

    • Bryan Mills

      Yeah, look how terrible the Xbox One is selling because of it. :P

    • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

      I agreed with you until you said “any numerical named phone.” According to you, we should throw out the Galaxy S line, the past two nexus devices, the past two LG flagships, and more. I do agree that One is overkill nowadays.

      • Me

        So what is Samsung going to do in 5 years? The S10?

    • Nathan Borup

      They should call it the Moto Y (X+1=Y) :)

      • kashtrey

        Y=X+1, come on standard format :p

        • MotoXOwner

          I thought math class thought us Y=mX+b

          • kashtrey

            That’s what I said. m is slope which is just 1 in what I wrote and b is y-intercept which is 1. You can write mine as: Y=1X+1 where m=1 and b=1.

    • cadtek91

      Same, the Moto X+1 is probably nothing anymore, other than a codename we, fans, use. If it still exists in Motorola, it’s most likely a purchase program of some sort….

  • Ralph Bretz

    Oh yeah. I really hope this is true. Front speakers would be nice. And the size does not seem that much bigger. Hopefully we are looking at a 5 inch device. Nice size. I don’t need a phablet, unless it’s a moto nexus. I have a N7 (2013)

  • bmos18

    Looks nice especially paired with my unlimited on verizon.

    • Bryan Mills

      That’s gonna be throttled ;)

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Tough call: stay on Verizon and likely be throttled around town but fine at home, or switch to T-Mobile and have great speeds but have questionable service during my monthly travels. Price ends up being roughly the same.

        Decisions, decisions.

        • droidrazredge

          I’m starting to get throttled already because I live in a congested city :(. I’ve had to start using WiFi it’s so bad… They have definitely been doing it before the October 1st date as they had claimed.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            That may just be congestion in general. My friends on Verizon with More Everything plans get the exact same speeds I do side-by-side. I’ve been having trouble the last few months in the city, especially the interstates.

          • gregb091

            Not trying to be a smart*ss… but if you’re within range of a wifi network which you have access, to why not use that in the first place?

          • gregb091

            access to, *

          • droidrazredge

            Oh that’s only because I’ve been at home for the past couple of months because I’ve been looking for a job, but I’m definitely going to notice it when I have to go into the city for work and areas I don’t have WiFi access.

          • gregb091

            Gotcha.. I have yet to see the benefits of XLTE in my area. The congestion/ data speeds seem to still be just as bad.

          • disastrousrainbow

            That’s unfortunate. I have seen the benefits, but in a small city of about 200,000. Still, it’s in the Midwest where Verizon has a stranglehold, so I’d like to think that means there’s a lot of phones on their network.

            But I digress, I used to get like 7-9 Mbps, but now I get an average of about 25. At night it hits in the 35-40 range.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Verizon’s network is faster than a lot of WiFi hotspots under normal circumstances. At which point, as unlimited, there’s no reason to turn on WiFi.

          • James

            Except, of course, WiFi is much easier on battery life than cellular data in average use.

          • Pitahson

            That’s interesting. I use xfinity hot stop where available and they all provide at least 30mbps down which is plenty for many things. I downloaded a 1.2GB rom at my laundry mat yesterday. And when I go to a friend’s house they all at least have 15mbps and again, that’s plenty for many applications. In my house I have 80mbps down and truthfully when you get used to 80mbps on wifi all the time, lte doesn’t seem to impress much.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            If you have access to that, great. At places like your average fast food joint or (god forbid) a crowded Starbucks, not so much. I have problems actually getting data to work a lot of places, and eventually just give up trying.

          • MicroNix

            So you are gobbling up data while at a food joint? Do you actually go there to eat food or play with your device?

          • mcdonsco

            I use to never use WiFi while being unlimited mainly because of the hand off from cell to WiFi and back sucked…always had a few minutes of no connection at all because it was trying to transfer on a WiFi connection that was barely connected.

            Seems like something changed in that hand off around the time of jelly bean cause I don’t see those issues anymore.

          • FortitudineVincimus

            Because I am paying to use data and not have to worry about switching back and fourth. It is like having insurance, but being scared to use it. They HOPE you use wifi, I want to use the data I pay for.

          • Raven

            You are not necessarily being throttled if you are on a congested tower. If it is running out of bandwidth, everyone is probably running slower.

          • Ihavenewnike

            What phone you have. At my place of residence I get 100 down and 30 up.

        • disastrousrainbow

          T-Mobile actually has very good coverage assuming your travels don’t take you to too many rural areas.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Sorry, thought that was implied. I’ve looked at their maps; when I go hiking, T-Mobile’s coverage is non-existent or 2G, while Verizon is 24+ Mbps. While I usually turn off data on said hikes, I keep my phone on me in case of emergencies. Like I said, it’s a tough decision either way.

          • disastrousrainbow

            Oh, well then I’d say stick with what you know. Where do you live BTW? Major area where you’ll be at risk for throttling? When I lived in L.A. I had AT&T and rarely experienced any throttling, and their policy isn’t as descriptive as Verizon’s when it comes to throttling (i.e. Verizon says it’d only happen on certain cell sites under extreme capacity).

            I honestly think the whole throttling thing is overblown. Even on 3G here (when that’s all I had) on Verizon my speeds were always consistent at the start of my cycle to the end when I’d hit around 6-10GB of usage.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            I’m in the North Georgia area, and love going up into the mountains to get away from Atlanta. Mostly stick around the foothills which is usually fine, but I do enjoy heading up to the NC/TN state lines as well.

            I agree that I think the throttling is overblown, but I’m just about tired of putting up with it tbh. It being blatantly obvious that your service provider doesn’t want you on their network without agreeing to pay them more money for the exact same service gets a bit wearing after a few years. That, their obsessive control over devices and seeming aloofness when talking to customers and addressing their concerns makes it a company I’m not terribly happy to be supporting with my money, but a lack of better choices has kept me here.

          • disastrousrainbow

            I agree, but you sound smart enough to realize all the providers do that. I guess it comes down to finding the lesser of the evils.

          • James

            If you’re really just concerned about emergencies, the lack of T-Mobile (or any carrier) coverage makes no difference. Emergency calls can be made on any network regardless of what carrier you’re on.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Really? If the only signal is from a tower with incompatible bands, I didn’t think the call would go through.

          • James

            Right, of course your phone has to be minimally compatible. So GSM and CDMA may matter. But if it’s technically possible for your phone to connect, it’s mandated that emergency calls must be allowed to go through any network.

        • M3D1T8R

          Hurry before the 24th add a second smartphone line (if this kind of family plan is even still an option) with whatever phone on contract ($130 through the weekend). Then (assuming you still have an upgrade available on your unlimited line), go online into your account and transfer your unl line upgrade to the new line, and buy another upgrade on contract phone ($130) for the new line. Then revert the new line down to any cheap basic phone (buy one for $30 in Amazon.). Now you have two new phones that you can sell for about $1000 total. And both lines are under contract for two more years, including your unlimited lone which should now not be subject to being throttled (if you believe Verizon – Ha). Pay the $10/mo extra cost for the 2nd line for 2 years ($-240 and tax = about $300). Subtracting for that and the two new upgraded phones costs ($260), you still profit about $450 which you use towards your new moto X off contact next month.

          Good luck.

          • disastrousrainbow

            If he does that his unlimited line will lose that unlimited. When you use an alternate upgrade, the line being used has the contract renewed. In this since that would be his line that has unlimited, it’d change to 2GB. In other words, DON’T DO THIS.

          • M3D1T8R

            Wrong. You transfer the unl line upgrade to the new (or second) line. That NEW line signs up for the 2GB data plan, but the contract end date is extended for the original Unlimited line. Trust me, I just did this last month. Still have unlimited, now through July 2016.
            The method you’re talking about that loses your unlimited is different. That’s when you try to take an available upgrade and move it to your unlimited line and then upgrade. Of course you can’t do that or you’ll lose unlimited.

          • disastrousrainbow

            This is an interesting loophole then. Because when I worked for Verizon if you used an alternate upgrade from an unlimited line and transferred it to another line, that line whose contract is being renewed would lose unlimited. The fact that the upgrade is going to a non-unlimited line must be the key difference.

          • M3D1T8R

            Yeah I was actually a little surprised it worked. I never had an upgrade available on my unlimited line before to try. My unlimited line just went off contract in July – got the GS3 preordered at launch in 2012 as the last possible upgrade before the killed off grandfathered unlimited upgrades. It’s probably because of this that they’re killing this loophole now. Pretty much all unlimited lines will be off contract by now (besides ones from the glitch last Fall), so everyone will be looking to upgrade by now.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            That’s the loophole they are closing. It really was screwing them out of a ton of money. I certainly don’t blame them for it.

          • Mark Mann

            My last upgrade with vzw(razr hd) i did as he’s talking about, moved the upgrade from the unlimited line to a feature phone line, added a data plan, upgraded the feature phone to razr hd, moved the razr hd to the unlimited line and dropped the data plan for the feature phone line, and replaced the feature phone back on its line…. Worked for me and was able to keep unlimited, this is the loophole that closes on the 24th

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Oh, I already have two lines running like that from getting my Moto X last year. I’m just trying to decide if I want to take up T-Mobile on their ETF offer, which would be the only situation that’s a net gain if I decided to switch carriers.

          • sugarbomb

            Is there any way for me to get the Moto X and keep my unlimited using my upgrade? Or am I going to have to use the loophole on a G3 before the 24th, sell it, then buy a Moto X for cash? Verizon is a bunch of a-holes.

          • M3D1T8R

            The latter. Looks like you’ll have to do this like I described above (or similar) before the 24th, save the profits for the new phone later. That’s exactly what I’m doing.

          • sugarbomb

            Why go through all that trouble to add the 2nd line? I can use the loophole to get a G3 now for ~$160, sell it on ebay for ~$500 (after ebay fees) and pocket $350. Then spend about a $100 more for the new moto x? Total = $260, which I guess isn’t so bad….right?

          • M3D1T8R

            Wait so you already have a second line to upgrade you mean? Otherwise you have to add another line or you’ll lose unlimited. Unless you mean transferring your Unlimited line upgrade to another line (that doesn’t have an available upgrade). In any of these cases you need more than one line.

          • sugarbomb

            Oh wait I see what you mean. Yes I already have 1 additional line, but its not an unlimited line on an upgrade I’ve already used (it’s an actual line that’s being used). Ok that makes sense…how annoying.

          • Bryan

            I’m not sure of the answer, but that’s why this last weekend I used my upgrade on an S5 for $99 and then turned around and sold it for $500 a couple of days later. I’ll use the $400 profit towards the new Moto X at full retail and come out about the same, but still keep my unlimited data. Note: I transferred the upgrade to basic line (my son’s line) and used the loophole to keep my unlimited data. Did the same for my wife who is keeping her S5 and we sold her S4 for $240 today. Came out ahead!

        • mcdonsco

          If cost is the same and you switch to T-Mobile over the possible threat of throttling; you’re an idiot.

        • Justin Merithew

          I’d personally switch, because the service on your monthly trips will continue to get better as they continue their 2G to LTE upgrade. Last I heard I think they’re about half done, and should finish by about mid next year.

      • disastrousrainbow

        Because they’re the only ones doing it. At least Verizon gives off a somewhat viable, more detailed explanation. T-Mobile and most everyone else just say top five percent period.

      • tu3218

        Who cares…when you have hit your limit, I’ll continue on worry free. I’d take a throttled unlimited data with coverage everywhere any day. Was away this week and used 10gb with video streaming. Not having to worry about a data limit is amazing.

        • Justin Merithew

          Having your videos slowly buffering due to being throttled won’t be amazing though.

        • tdurden64111

          I want to know why, regardless of video quality, VZW has my YouTube buffering every 3s for 5s. Same sht on my Moto X and M8 (same SIM). 320p or 720p, buffer buffer buffer. WTF?! Speedtest.net has me at 13mps. Literally must be throttling that app.

      • MicroNix

        You sure have one long list of aliases bumping up your counts now. Not one single one is a regular commenter here. Funny isn’t it?

    • calculatorwatch

      Too bad it’s impossible to use an upgrade for it now. Guess I’ll be upgrading to the G3 through another line and then selling that for the new X.

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    If that is a 5.2″ screen, the handset may very well end up being even smaller than the G2.

    Holy shizz, that’s exciting to think about.

    • Bryan Mills

      Doubt it’s 5.2. 5in most likely. Looks G2 sized though.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        I’m really liking the last shot, showing they hid the ambient light and proximity sensor under the cutout. Classy move, imo.

        I’m more glad that it doesn’t look that much larger than the Moto X in any direction. Tough to tell exactly how big the screen is though, it literally disappears into the bezel without a strong glare on it.

  • M3D1T8R

    Awesome. But looks more like 5″ than 5.2″ to me. In other words: Perfect. Loving the speakers.

    • turdbogls

      yup, I was curious, so i took the image into AutoCAD, scaled it so that the Moto X screen was 4.7″, and took a measurement of the new one…came out to 4.92″….I’m giving myselfe .1″ wiggle room since it was hard to see the corners of the new X.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        In which case, maybe this is the new Moto G display, and the first leak really was the Moto X+1?

        I swear, Motorola is trolling us (again) with these leaks. They end up being more confusing than revealing.

        • M3D1T8R

          Dang, I really hope that’s not the case. Really want the Moto X at this size. It’s perfect.

        • calculatorwatch

          I’m just glad they’re making something at the ~5″ screen size. Don’t know why they would give the Moto G such big front facing speakers though, that seems like an X thing.

        • michael arazan

          Also this could be the Moto G or Moto Nexus, since there is no info on this, but since the Nexus is code named shamu I’m hoping it’s a decent size as well

      • M3D1T8R

        Awesome! Thanks for doing this. I was in the middle of trying to do something similar when your reply came in. I’ve always said 4.9″ would be the perfect size, with small side bezels. That would keep it around 68mm. For comparison the Moto x (4.7″) is 65.4, G2 (5.2″) is 70.9. Your 2.69″ is 68.3mm. Perfect.
        Really hope this is how it turns out.

      • M3D1T8R

        If you do this again but only use the glass part of the Moto X for comparison, without the plastic casing sides, I’m afraid the results won’t be quite so good. Now I’m worried this is just a new Moto G.

        Another way of putting it: If you take your 2.69″ width on the new device glass, then add equivalent extra for the plastic “sides”, what does it then come to? Thanks!

        • turdbogls

          well yeah, I would say add another 4 mm to be safe. I deleted the stuff alread and dont feel like doing it all over again :) I’m lazy, and busy, speaking of, i should get back to work

      • Rhuspharm

        Yep, I did that too. Pic: http://imgur.com/4tIjNTX

    • Ryan

      Comparison:

      • DaveIsAwesome

        Is the front facing camera on the bottom? Or is that a 2nd camera on the front?

        • Bob

          You mean on the Moto X on the right? That’s the mic.

          • DaveIsAwesome

            Yes never mind lol.

        • Suman Gandham

          Yeah I was wondering that – but that is the original Moto X on the right? Is that the light sensor or something??

          • kashtrey

            Ya, Moto X on right. It’s the mic, it looks huge though because there’s a screen protector on it that has a way oversized cutout for a tiny little mic hole.

  • cjohn4043

    Kinda impressive. Large speaker cutouts and they manage to keep the bezel’s slimmed down.

  • hyperbeatser

    not too bad

  • Rashad

    I like it better than the other image that leaked a few weeks back. Looks good!

  • Will P

    Man those speakers are ugly

  • Bryan Mills

    Hopefully they blend in. If not, they’ll be ugly like HTCs.

    • Joseph De La Cruz

      If I get one, I’ll be putting a skin on it anyway. A titanium skin will probably look very nice with the speaker grills.

    • erikiksaz

      Could care less about the appearance so long as they sound good. If it has the same sound output as the single rear one now I think we should be good.

    • Furnaceboy

      I’ve got to ask, I dont usually go through comments much but… I know you are some samsung hater.Which, i understand, they suck. But who do you like then? HTC’s look great IMO.

    • Mars

      Note 4 will pimp slap the Lenovo X+1 its comical.

      Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung, period, they are the GOLD STANDARD in technology.

      • M3D1T8R

        What’s that Richard? I can’t hear you, your signal must have dropped from your phone’s crap Samsung radios.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Mars? God of war?

        You MUST be joking….

        • vzwuser76

          He posted nearly the same comment on another site covering this story. I didn’t believe the Samsung paid commentors story before, but I might have to now. At least this one seems ledgible, the other article comment looked like he had a stroke just before he wrote it.

          • Yarrell4Life

            I’ve caught ol’ Richie Y on BGR & Android Central doing the copy/paste. Hoping they both drop the banhammer on him soon too.