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Here is the New Moto X for Verizon in Two Press Renders

As a retirement gift, @evleaks just Tweeted the image above, which is likely a set of press renders for the new Moto X (or Moto X+1) that is headed for Verizon.

Two variants of the device are shown, one as an all-black base model, the other as a white and wood combo, something that you would see on the original Moto X if it were made through MotoMaker. It looks exactly like the last leak we saw, which showed a device with a wood back, centered Motorola logo/button, big camera housing, and metal trim. 

The device looks a lot like the original Moto X, but takes on the front speakers from the Moto E, plus as I just mentioned, has a new Motorola logo in the center that looks as if it doubles as a button or sensor of some type. The display remains mostly edge-to-edge and is rumored at this time to weigh in at 5.2-inches.

Evan didn’t include any other details with the image, so we are left with questions about the specs. Also, what are those bottom dot-like sensors that can be seen on the white version?

This is the Verizon model, though, which is quite obvious thanks to the lower-level rear branding.

UPDATE:  Here is a side-by-side comparison of the old Moto X to this new model.

What do you think?

Via:  @evleaks
  • Vanquishgc

    It doesn’t have the same curves that made the original X so attractive. I’m pretty sure the big ass Motorola logo on the back will serve some purpose. Those speakers though…..yikes. Obviously I love the idea, and on the black model it’s not too bad, they really should have taken some cues from HTC to make them look more integrated. I’m actually fine with the crazy camera look on the back. Not sure why, I guess just because it looks different. Plus the flash is integrated and not off to the side, so that’s a bit of design I really like.

  • picaso86

    No camera flash?

  • Yep. Sell it to me now.

  • Rob

    What’s that bar on the chin? At least there’s no Verizon logo on the front (of course I’m not counting the 4GLTE logo in the notification bar).

    Edit: is that a speaker? Looks identical to the earpiece grill, would be nice if it had forward facing speakers! Might be my next if that’s the case. Especially considering how quick Moto has been with updates lately.

  • Kock

    Thanks @Evleaks! Everyone please consider participating in https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/evleaks-fund to thank Evan for his contribution to tech news.

  • The big news here is that we know for sure it’s on Verizon… no AT&T exclusive BS to worry about.

  • Bassenza

    FAKE: The Verizon Logo isn’t big enough.

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  • Reed Kerr

    Wow guys, relax alittle. I’m sorry if alot of your are disappointed that the design aesthetics don’t appeal to you, but if we’re being honest, design aesthetics rarely appeal to a majority of people. It’s just so easy to be critical, especially when the object is the successor of something popular.

    As long as it’s another solidly built phone (like Motorola is known for), that feels great in the hand, with fast performance and intelligent, user-centric innovation, this will turn out to be a great phone, just like the original Moto X. After all, this is a phone, not a fashion model.

  • morgan boyle

    The Moto Logo really does look like a button. looks like its big enough to be a multi directional button.

  • TeeJay1100

    What is that new red messaging App?

    • NoneOfYourBizzness

      That’s the Verizon messaging app. Nothing new.


    Someone should be fired if that’s the final design

  • Daistaar

    The bigger story here is where is Ev going?

  • Pootis Man

    Looks fine to me. Can’t wait for the phone to come out. I hope the price isn’t that high off contract.

  • gpaine

    Man. That thing is ugly… 🙁 it had better be the G or it could kill Moto

  • Tony Byatt

    The black definitely looks better to me…

  • Josh

    I really hope these are prototypes because this is awful. I would love front facing speakers but its not even symmetrical

    Edit: the OG motox also wasn’t symmetrical but it didn’t bother me like this one…

  • StargateNH

    Still hoping for a SD card slot but I will take the phone in whatever form they offer it in. Take my money! Check out the Google+ Moto X+1 Community too. https://plus.google.com/communities/107171098477057846381

  • Godzilla

    This phone has too much areola going on

  • teejaycard

    That’s some ring Harry….

    • HarleyGuy72

      We’re gonna need a bigger ring…

  • Steve Hendricks

    It’s funky and ugly but we don’t know why? How about that uninspired “marquee” wallpaper chosen for the shots. Did they just pick a random wallpaper out of the Zedge app and say good enough?

  • libis54

    EVleaks didn’t say whether this is the new Moto X or the new Moto G. Given that this appears to have larger bezels and smaller front facing speakers than the front screen leak from a couple days ago, I’m thinking it might be the new Moto G. Additionally, I don’t think Moto would let Verizon slap their messaging client on to its flagship device as the default messaging client; it would make sense for the Moto G to come preloaded with more bloatware to help lower consumer cost.

    • Godzilla

      you make some good points

    • Godzilla

      Someone just made a good point to me. No moto G on verizon

      • libis54

        Current Moto G is on Verizon. Is there a source saying the new one won’t be?

      • vzwuser76

        It’s available on verizon prepaid.

    • Qwerty

      Did the Moto G by chance allow you to switch the back cover for a wooden one or were woods exclusive to the Moto X? I guess even if it were an X exclusive Motorola could have decided to now include woods for the G and that’s what we’re seeing.

      I hope what you say is true. I’m not all THAT disappointed on the design, but if this indeed does turn out to be the new Moto X, Motorola could’ve probably come up with a better design judging from these renders.

  • Godzilla

    Does anyone else feel like you are molesting the phone when you put your finger in the dimple on the orginal X?

  • Godzilla

    The bottom two dots are dual microphones for better voice command pick up and to reduce road noise in the car.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      I like that. Their new thing can be sound.

      • Higher_Ground

        it would definitely be nice for speakerphone or people who talk with the phone on their shoulder, since I have a really hard time undestanding anyone who does that.

  • AxemRed

    It looks fine to me. And in regards to the back, I’ll have a case on it anyway.

  • AdamJay

    These renders look awful, but I’m thinking that it’s going to look much better in person.

    As much as I loved the original Moto X, I didn’t think it was great looking phone…especially the white version. The white plastic along the edges was cheap looking and didn’t mesh well with the front of the device. If they can fix that and keep the in-hand feel similar to the original, then it’ll be good for me.

  • paul_cus

    Yeah, not for me. Sorry, Motorola. Still love you, though.


    DID YOU ALL OVER LOOK THE ON SCREEN BUTTONS! Hope that goes on to the Droid Maxx variant

    • trd105

      The Moto x already has on screen buttons tho.

  • M3D1T8R

    Heck yes. Looks great. I just hope it has a good camera, and an SD slot. And is more like 5″ than 5.2. Thanks and good luck to Ev!

  • Arty McBert

    Why is the M logo so close to the camera?

  • calculatorwatch

    It’s wierd. I really don’t have any problem with the design. I have no idea what everyone is complaining about.

    Sure the white front version looks like it has way too much going on, but I never like phones with white faces anyways. The camera and Moto logo look just fine to me, I like that they’re the same size and symmetrical.

  • JayMars84

    Do I see a headphone jack…at the top? Come on, son.

    • MaddHatterr

      How is this a problem?

      • JayMars84

        The same way having the USB port on top would be a problem.

        • MaddHatterr

          I use the headphone jack in my X quite frequently and I have never found myself wishing for it in a different location.

    • M3D1T8R

      Yeah bottom is better I agree, but the original moto x has it on top so I didn’t expect this to change.

    • Patrick Smithopolis

      Use Bluetooth headphones.

  • Gary Graf

    Well at least the Verizon logo isn’t on the front as well…

  • ruin_u

    looking at it makes me upset.

    droid turbo: please be awesome… and real.

    • hoodieNation

      haha, no doubt. I should just wait for whatever replaces the Maxx.

  • Michael Bassett

    Announced September 4th and available September 17th?

    • arthur2142

      That would be a pretty nice turn-around, but so far the only leaks I’ve heard are available for Verizon on September 24th. I haven’t heard anything about any of the other carriers…

      • Michael Bassett

        September 17th is on the front of the phone, Wednesday. That is this year.

  • clobberedchina

    I like the one with a black front. Maybe a gray back and blue buttons. It would be sharp.

  • StargateNH

    Take my money; Take my money; Take my money; Take my money.

  • disastrousrainbow

    No front Verizn logo! Yay!

  • Kevintw

    Sorry, but I’ve learned my lesson with the G2. I will never buy another phone without an SD slot.

  • TylerJames09

    aluminum rim? i love it.

  • John R

    The side bezels are big and speakers don’t look premium along with the back dimple/button. This looks more like the moto G

    • vzwuser76

      How do speakers look premium?

  • tyguy829

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but the verizon logo doesn’t look as bad as the moto logo tbh

  • Red dead x

    how about that camera flash though. A pair of flash LED’s in the housing of the camera. neat!

  • danger2u

    17 september available for Verizon??
    or for all ???

  • mcdonsco

    Looks short and fat to me.

    Two things required for me to considerate is MUCH BETTER battery and camera, without both of those, pass.

  • GG Lax

    perhaps its the Moto G2?

  • danger2u

    hope that this will not be real
    for Motorola is enough to keep the actual design of the Moto x and upgrade camera,specs and materials.
    and we will have a perfect smartphone.(after will see the price too)

  • not tall enough…looks ugly

    • M3D1T8R

      Funny. People complained about the M8 for being too tall. Moto does it right here, dual front speakers while managing to keep the bezels small, and people still complain. Like it doesn’t look like an Iphone. Yeah, that’s a good thing.

      • maybe its just the picture but it doesnt look 5.2 inches. looks kind of wide

      • clobberedchina

        I agree. Front facing speakers WITHOUT being two feet tall. That’s a good thing.

  • Josh

    If the phone itself has enough unique features, I’ll still get it, but I certainly won’t be buying it for its build.

  • Tyrone Biggums

    Holy baby Jesus.

  • cjohn4043

    Just looks a tad bit too “industrial”, but I still think it looks good.

  • sski66

    Man it seems like the majority of this community hates it, I CAN’T WAIT!!!

  • danger2u

    ok Motorola.
    u just failed again.
    and this time Google won t save u anymore.

    • Godzilla

      tell us more nostradamus

      • vzwuser76



  • s.m.

    Not the stunner I was hoping for, if no sd card slot it may now be a deal breaker for me.

  • Russell Sprague

    Im calling a fake, there is no verizon branding on the front. VW would never let that through.

    • ultravisitor

      The original Moto X has no Verizon branding on the front.

  • What’s the time on “11:35” stand for? Same with Moto X screens back then.


  • Orion

    The all black front clearly looks better. The speakers on the white looks awful. Other than that, I have no issues with the looks.

  • Daniel Walsh

    The back looks really ugly and that dimple is horrid. The front doesn’t look that good either, looks like the Moto E. #fail

  • Cesar

    Honestly, I prefer my current Moto X. I like the front on the new one, but I don’t care for the arrangement of the flash and the dimple on this design. It just looks weird.

    It is just a render, though, so perhaps when I get to see the actual device, it won’t look so bad.

  • Knlegend1

    If the camera is actually good this will be my next phone

  • hoodieNation

    That back is pretty damn ugly… and it’s really making me feel like a Moto FanBoy as I’m sitting here knowing it’s ugly and still thinking I’m going to buy this.

    • Daniel Walsh

      It looks like a Moto E for God’s Sake. Ugly.

    • morteum

      Haha, right? My thoughts exactly. I never denied being a Moto fanboy before though.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    So it weighs 5.2.. inches???

  • I don’t think the side is plastic. See, at the corners, where the sides have separated sections like the HTC One & iPhone 6 (for antenna?)

  • Daniel Walsh

    Ugly. Fail

  • Justin Larmay

    The wood one is. Nothing like the x. The black one isn’t so bad though.

  • itsacardigan

    I wonder if the wood backed image has a metal body under it. Looks like there might be antenna bands in the corners.

    • kashtrey

      The leaks that align with this leak had what the leaker called a metal band around. This should be true for both the black and the white. The black should just be a gunmetal type material. I’m hoping that, unlike the X, you’re not forced to have a certain surround color based upon the back you choose in MotoMaker. I wanted a all black, bamboo backed X, but you could only get bamboo with a white surround.

  • col3rsc


  • Well looks like this wont be the replacement for the GNex….time to put some more hours on this baby.

    • Suicide_Note

      Wow, that’s dedication. I ditched my GNex back when the N4 came out. I don’t know how you do it, dude.

    • Daniel Walsh

      Whoa, still on the gnex lol

    • Orion

      Lol I still got the GNex as well but I’m looking to get the Nexus 6 when it comes out.

    • Higher_Ground

      lol, i’ve been holding out all year to replace it with the X+1 — any longer and I’m afraid Verizon will pull some shady tatics on the backend to force an upgrade out of me 🙂 The last time I had a phone for this long, it magically stopped receiving text messages and nobody at verizon knew why.

  • TheKaz1969

    Blah blah blah.. Verizon logo too big… Blah blah blah…

    I swear Verizon could make the logo microscopic and people would complain about it

    • itsacardigan

      I don’t mind it as long as it’s not on the front.

      • hoodieNation

        I agree

  • Nope

    Wow… They really missed the mark on this one.

  • Chris Sickels

    I wonder if the Motorola logo lights up when there is a message if it is laying on its screen or something like that.

  • Josh

    The Motorola dimple ruins the back. It looks cheap.

    • Godzilla

      i love the dimple on the original, perfect place to put your finger, and it gets the phone excited

  • Christian Trevor Clauss

    It’s happening!

  • n11

    I’d be cool if it were 4.8″
    Need some more 4.X” devices out there.

  • 213ninja

    lol @ ‘edge-to-edge’

    that’s bezel central if you’re talking about a samsung…

  • Batman

    Looks awesome. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    Sidenote: dat VZW Messenger default..

  • Pratik Holla

    I love me some front facing speakers but not liking the design here. HTC’s design looked a lot better. Maybe I just prefer a clean look on the front…..

  • tspx23

    Could you make the dimple any larger?

    • Suicide_Note

      Shhh! Don’t give them any ideas.

  • chris

    Whats up with the additional 4 sensors on the face? Some kinda parallax feature like amazon fire phone?

    • Suicide_Note

      Geez, I hope not.

  • XvierX

    Sept 17th, huh?

  • Ryan Gullett

    It is gonna be a MAJOR flop if they upgrade the screen, speakers, and other features but still produce a terrible camera.

    *crosses fingers

    • trixnkix637

      Overestimating. People still bought it regardless of the camera last time. And so will I if they can produce a better experience than the GREAT experience I have currently with my X.

  • I hope its not real, something feels funky about the design. The frame looks disconnected from the front/back compared to last year’s model. If that makes sense.

    • XvierX

      Agreed. Just a little too much going on with this design. Hopefully it’ll look better in person.

    • Ryan Gullett

      Hopefully through Moto Maker that can be changed.

    • Hoping this is one of those cases where the render looks a lot worse than the real deal. 😛

      • kashtrey

        Me too. This render almost seems like the aspect is off, like they stretched it a little too much on the x-axis. The phone looks weirdly chunky. I will say that the black looks decent though and I could see the white look better if the way the logo comes off in real life is a little different.

  • objektiv_one

    It’s a little too Moto E for me.

  • jbdan

    I think it may be mine very soon

  • JDMendiola

    Logo and camera are FUGLY

  • TheRunner024

    It looks better in black.

  • Kenny Woodard

    Putting a logo over a beautiful wood back is just disgraceful.

    • Higher_Ground

      hopefully it’s just the render, and that it won’t be so obnoxious in person…. or I might have to break out the sandpaper.

  • skubadoo

    Where’s the flash?

    • Dual flash, built into that camera ring.

      • Bryan Mills

        They should keep it seperate.

      • skubadoo

        Ahh I see it now. I couldn’t see it on my phone, image was small. Thanks!

        • Reed Kerr

          You must have been viewing it on your 2013 Moto X… Won’t have that problem after the 4th. 😉

  • Ryan Dombroski

    Looks good except for the ring around the camera – But…

    • grumpyfuzz

      Is there even flash? edit: it’s in the camera ring

    • Dave

      Gotta get my payday advance first….big money.

      • tyguy829

        i hope you’re kidding

        • Dave

          It’s from fail Army.

      • morgan boyle

        best part is the guy is holding $3

      • clobberedchina

        I do love that one, with the $3. That is hilarious.

        • Dave

          Slow week on the sales floor for him…

  • ecorea

    I’m not a fan of the speaker placement on the Moto X. I find myself always directing the sound with my hand. The front facing speakers should be a good improvement.

  • Mario

    looks like Moto E like a lower end model.

  • Walter Partlo

    Does this mean that the big, ugly metal band is on;y for the wood backs?

    • kashtrey

      I’m thinking it’s either silver metal or black/gunmetal metal.

  • Mvasquez

    I’m really excited for the new moto X but Damn the back is ugly in my opinion. Hopefully the more I see and hear about it I’ll warm up to the design

  • Kenny Woodard

    Doesn’t look too awful. But I don’t know what kind of button/sensor needs to be that big and prominent.

  • grumpyfuzz

    Verizon messenger default…

    • Ryan Dombroski

      So stupid :/

  • droidarmy

    my boday is ready

  • Eric Whitaker

    Looks super ugly.

  • deadsix

    Looks good! Digging the front facing speakers but not liking the ring around the camera.

  • Cleevens Joseph

    I was hoping this sequel aint suck

  • SeanPlunk

    The Moto X looks nicer IMHO, but I’m still excited to see what Motorola has put together. Really if they’ve fixed the camera and kept the size in relative check they have a winner on their hands.

    • Chris Sickels

      Exactly… if they gave it a good camera, maybe added a few new amazing features or something that make the current phone even better it would be the perfect phone. Next year is the metal version 🙂

    • Cory S

      No Moto phone has ever had a good camera. I just don’t see them catching up in one model.

      • SeanPlunk

        That’s a fair point. It doesn’t have to be as good as the GS5 or anything though, even slightly better than average would be a huge improvement. I’m keeping the faith.

        • Vanquishgc

          The updates they’ve given to the X have helped the camera, but still, it’s lacking, especially compared to other options. People rag on the M8 camera, but I own both and can say I’ll gladly snap a shot with that rather than my X. Never understood why the camera has always been Moto’s Achilles heel. Nothing was as bad as the Bionic though…..yikes….

      • Godzilla

        actually the original droid camera was very good for the time

    • Bryan Mills

      Ehhh. Stock android needs a camera overhaul before that happens.

      • SeanPlunk

        I see you’ve brought your usual valuable insight to the conversation. Thanks for that.

        • Bryan Mills

          I hit enter before i was done. Read the edited comment that is 100% true.

          • SeanPlunk

            Okay, I retract my statement. Your point is a valid.

  • Jason Purp

    The back of it is ugly 🙁

    • SeanPlunk

      I agree, but can’t put my finger on why. I think it’s the logo more than the camera. It looks too big.

      • It is the logo. I hope Moto Maker will fix this by using different color/material combos.

        • SeanPlunk

          That would make a huge difference. You could at least make it not stand out so much.

        • NexusPhan

          I’m not sure yet. I remember I thought the Nexus logo on the N5 was obnoxious and ugly and huge and then I bought it and it was much more subtle and I found myself loving it. I hope this turns out to be the same. One can hope!

          • kashtrey

            Honestly, I thought most of the press renders for the Moto X weren’t great either. I’ll have to see it in person or on video.

          • Higher_Ground

            if it’s just a render, I imagine more focus is put on making the button somewhat stick out, and that the real thing might not be as noticable… but it’s still a step backwards imo

      • Jared Denman

        I think the logo might be a fingerprint scanner.

        • Dragonetti Surprise

          And here I was thinking we were speaking of the Verizon logo…

        • Valdir Gomes

          I agree, I said that some time ago.

    • Bryan Mills

      And the front.

      • hoodieNation

        Front looks fine to me.

        • Bryan Mills

          Not to me. Yay opinions!

          • hoodieNation

            In my opinion, your opinion sucks. Yay opinions! 🙂

          • Bryan Mills



      • MistaButters

        Front looks like a Moto X with big speakers. Not offensive to me. But honestly, the side bezels look like they are larger than last year.

        Actually, it sort of reminds me of an SGS4, but replace the home button with a speaker.

        • kashtrey

          Ya the side bezels seem to have about doubled. This doesn’t bother me too much, as the Moto X barely had any side bezels, but since this likely has a larger screen; it would have been nice to keep the same size bezels to keep it compact.

    • morgan boyle

      That ugly ass Moto logo better serve one hell of a purpose. I’m talking finger scanning / bottle opening / gas powered grappling hook style.

    • Godzilla

      i like it

    • CaptainHowdy13

      I think it’s the ring around the camera. Hideous!

      • Josh

        If that ring around the camera in any way, shape, or form, makes the camera worthy of the G3/S5/5S etc., I can live with it.

    • ªAS|YOUTH|IA

      So is the front when not in black

  • Carlos Lopez

    Idk I want to like the design but for some reason its hard to

    • Suicide_Note

      I’ve got to say, the original was a better looking phone.

      • Carlos Lopez

        Seriously, I guess I’ll just wait till the official release and go see it in person and mess with it on motomaker before final judgement

        • michael arazan

          Guaranteed buy for me

    • Bryan Mills

      It’s hideous.

    • imo, the back is what throws me. look weird, but i honestly think it’s the render. well…i hope it is

    • velocipedes

      It looks like the really low end model they released just a few months ago. Those speakers are ugly. The curves are ugly. The way the screen corners fit with the curves is ugly.

      Lenovo better whip up their hardware design team.

  • ThunderJayHawk35

    we needed a moment of silence… NIGGA WE MADE IT!!!!

  • Suicide_Note

    I can’t put my finger on why, but it doesn’t look as nice to me as the original Moto X.

    • Guest

      I think its just not going to be as frequent. The occasional leak here and there, but maybe he got a new job or something.

      • Suicide_Note

        I looked it up. He was diagnosed with MS, and he’s moving onto a new career path, so he’s all done with phone leaking.

    • Miguel Angel Portela

      It could be the hideously large logo on the back coupled with the hideously large camera. That and the terrible microphone and earpiece. It’s just a terrible looking device all around