In 2016, Lenovo, the new owner of Motorola, has released the Moto X Style (Pure Edition) and Moto X Play, but this year, the Moto-branded flagship devices were named Moto Z and Moto Z Force. Rumors suggested that Lenovo will rebrand the Moto X to Moto Z, but according to the latest leaks, in 2017 there will be released a total of six new Moto smartphones, which will include: Moto C (Lenovo / ODM), Moto E (Lenovo / ODM), Moto G (Motorola / Lenovo), Moto M (Lenovo), Moto X (Lenovo) and Moto Z (Motorola).
No details have been offered about the specs of the upcoming Moto X 2017, but an image of it has surfaced online, providing an idea of what it could look like. It seems that it will sport a metal chassis and t will have a sizeable gap, where there will be placed the camera sensor and dual-LED flash. Without a doubt, the flagship will come with a fingerprint scanner, which will be integrated into the camera module, as there is no other gap for it on the back. Also, the screen is expected to measure 5.2-inch, but for now, we don’t know if its resolution will be increased.
A few months ago, a handset that carried the identifier XT1650 was spotted on GeekBench and t is speculated to be the next Moto X. According to the results, the device’s specs include a Snapdragon 820 processor backed by 4GB RAM, and it runs on a 64-bit version of Android Marshmallow. We doubt that the next Moto X will come pre-installed with Marshmallow, but there’s plenty time for Motorola to work on the Nougat firmware.
On the other hand, Motorola is expected to bring the Moto Turbo 3 which could feature a QHD screen, more RAM and a bigger battery of 4000mAh to outperform the 3760mAh battery of the previous Turbo 3.