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Moto X (2017) CAD Render Video Published, Not Exactly a Premium Flagship

In mid-2016, Moto and Lenovo launched the Moto Z, which could have been seen as the end of the Moto X lineup. However, following that event, Moto clarified that the Moto X is “alive and well,” but we still haven’t heard of any new devices launching within that lineup. That may soon change, though, if the latest CAD render video pans out to be accurate. 

Created by information obtained by Onleaks and then posted by Android Authority, a CAD render video details a new Moto X for 2017, but before you start thinking this will be a top-tier flagship Android smartphone, you best apply the brakes.

As shown in the video, this reported Moto X features dimensions of 150 x 73.8 x 8.4mm (up to 9.5 mm with camera bump), plus specs that include microUSB (not USB Type-C) and headphone jack. While the video details the hardware, no internals, such as processor and RAM, were provided.

On the backside, we see the same camera ring as the Moto Z features, but no word on megapixel count. On the frontside, the Moto Z’s square fingerprint reader has been reshaped into pill form, similar to OnePlus 3T’s design.

Other things we notice are a microSD slot (or just a SIM slot) on the top, a lot of bezel around the display, and no stereo speakers.

Share your initial thoughts down below.

Via: Android Authority
  • atc-tech

    Bezels like a pixel

  • AndrewScottRox

    I know that this is a render, but boy does that look fugly.

  • juanjeremy2012

    moto z was cool but the majority of people just want a cell phone without all the mods. and the price was too high. they should have come out with a moto x update last year

  • MGardnerDA1235

    Headphone jack is on the bottom, so there’s that.

  • Daishi

    Big bezel same old same old. If this is a Moto X, Lemoto has taken 3 steps back in design. This phone is generically fugly.

  • joenforcer

    Tim-o-tato, you know better than this. It’s not a Moto X. You guys used to be pretty good at busting up the shoddy reporting from sites like AA. Why did you take this one at face value this time?

  • Jérôme Besnard

    It’s not a bad looking design by any means, but Lenovo, please don’t call it a moto X. This has nothing to do with the last 3 moto X.

  • Emily

    If that is the new Moto X, then Lenovo/Moto lied. It’s not “alive and well” that proof of complete death of everything the Moto X was.

  • Raiterio Patterson

    I like those chamfered edges

  • chris_johns

    lol its sad…moto doa…in a year or two lenovo will wipe out thier mobile playform completely….the turbo 2 was the last solid moto device we will ever see

  • MaddHatterr

    Ew, if the Moto X gets the Z treatment I will have to find a new device next time around. Might as well buy a ~shudder~Samsung.

    • chris_johns

      sammy or pixel will be my next phone next year…sadly the turbo 2 is my last moto device ever

      • MaddHatterr

        if the next Pixel looks better that is a viable option too. It’s just so wonky looking imo.

  • William_Morris

    Remember that one time when Google owned Motorola and we had this amazing phone called the Moto X in its first release? You know, the one made in Texas? Yeah, how far the mighty have fallen. Nothing impressive going on here.

    • David Imel

      I miss that device dearly. My sister still uses it and it runs as smooth as on release

    • john smith

      Why is there nothing impressive?

    • Xman332

      That device from Texas was so impressive it didn’t sell.

  • RocketFeathers

    So what do they do at Lenovo to design a phone? Use a random number generator? 20-sided die? Roll the die, if its 10 or under its gets a SDCard or not, microUSB-B or USB-C, QHD or 1080, camera bump or no bump, MotoMods or no MotoMods, etc?

  • Ryan Davis

    My guess is Moto is moving the X series to non flagship and the Z line will be Moto’s new flagship line. Especially if this turns out to be the C.

  • ttuBkciD

    you guys need to update this outdated article

  • ModernMan

    There’s some noise of folks calling this the low-end “Moto C” https://twitter.com/techdroider/status/812180345768394752

    • MicroNix

      Isn’t the G already low end?

      • Elijah C

        Motorola’s sole purpose, duty, and calling is to use up every letter of the alphabet (E, G, X, M, Z, now C).

  • mustbepbs
    • Guest

      This doesn’t suprise me given Onleaks track record
      Also really AndroidAuthority couldn’t find a better source?

      • #Note5 IsBoss

        dont talk smack about my fav site in the world guest

        • David Imel

          Can’t tell if you’re joking or not but thanks 😁

    • Cael

      HelloMotoHK says it’s not the Moto C or Moto X.

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  • Ryan N

    “plus specs that include microUSB (not USB Type-C) and headphone jack.”

    I like that having a headphone jack is indicative of non-flagship status now. When they take it out of the Pixel phones I’m going to be pissed. I still use mine a lot.

    • john smith

      What if they don’t take it out?

  • Me

    Burn it with fire

    • #Note5 IsBoss

      riiiight dude, only room for one token black dude. time for you to go.

      • Me

        You’re more of an anal wart, so I think we’re good

        • #Note5 IsBoss

          I love you brotha

        • Aaron

          Anal wart hanging off the end of a hemorrhoid.

        • #Note5 IsBoss

          Well that was what I expected from a white guy pretending to be black.

          • Me

            Correct there, homefry /s

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            Corny…. Just like a white bro

  • morteum

    These guys say it isn’t a Moto X, they say it is a low end phone called Moto C: http://www.techdroider.com/2016/12/motorola-moto-c-specification-price-and-release.html

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I hope that is correct. this looks like a Moto phone with a cheap case you get off of Amazon on the back. yikes

  • rebretz000

    I miss the comfortable curved design of the 2013 and 2014 Moto X phones. Those were great phones, and neither had that horrible camera ring.

  • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I used to like these phones but Lenovo has turned them into complete dogshit

    • #Note5 IsBoss

      try owning a samsung. they turned their crap into dogshit. priced like caviar. one could argue that they are pigshit, but i think they are dogshit

      • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        shut up Yarrell

        • #Note5 IsBoss

          I cant. its not my style.

        • MJ

          Why did you feed him? Just block him…

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            shut up dork

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            he deserves that much. I feel like blocking is just being childish. just me tho =) but i blocked him haha

          • MJ

            Yelling at trolls is less childish than blocking them? OK…

          • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            True. Good point

          • ttuBkciD

            blocking all aholes is what I do!

        • IG

          Shut up scum, you’re not Howard Stern.

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            someones super mad about nothing in particular

          • ttuBkciD

            just another girl on her period with attitude problems. aunt flow needs to let that shitgo!

          • ttuBkciD

            lmao scum?? dude, get a life after changing your tampon

      • T4rd

        Wait.. you’re anti-Samsung now?!

        • #Note5 IsBoss

          mad?

          • T4rd

            Potato?

          • MicroNix

            I think more annoyed than mad. Like an ankle biter that won’t go away…

          • #Note5 IsBoss

            Aww it’s OK baby, we have sympathy for girls

        • ttuBkciD

          its not really him, someone cloned the real guy. he is on a lot of sites haha

          • T4rd

            Ahh, was gonna say, I haven’t seen Richard trolling in a while now, hah.

          • ttuBkciD

            he still comes around….but its the same ol crap with him. this guy goes around spewing the opposite of what yarrell would be saying. same name, pic and everything. its funny most of the time