Motorola is expected to unveil its flagship Moto X successor in the near future. New details and images of what are reportedly the Moto X+1 have leaked.
Prior to Motorola's official unveiling of the Moto X last summer, the smartphone was hyped for months and was often referred to as the X Phone. The handset was the first smartphone that Motorola and Google had worked on together since Google acquired the company in 2011 for $12.5 billion.
With Google's cash flow and Motorola's long reputation of building some of the most iconic cellular phones over the years, the two could produce what was often described as a smartphone that was light years ahead of anything Apple or Samsung were offering. Another area in which the X Phone made headlines was that the smartphone would be 'contextually aware' of its surroundings via built-in sensors that would always listen for its owners voice and carry out different tasks without ever touching the handset.
Another hyped feature was that the X Phone would be completely customizable by customers. This would allow users to make the smartphone their own by choosing its colors through a new service. That service eventually became known as Moto Maker and the X Phone's name officially was the Moto X.
While Google and Motorola heavily promoted the Moto X and it received positive reviews, it never lived up to the hype. It's been almost a year since the Moto X was released and we know the company is planning a new flagship successor called the Moto X+1.
We first reported on the Moto X+1 in May when an image of the smartphone leaked. A few weeks later, a new shot of what was reportedly the Moto X+1 leaked again and showed off the smartphone's 1080p Full HD display and thinner design.
Android Police has posted new images of the Moto X+1 and some details it obtained from one of its sources. The images show the smartphone from all different angles, highlighting its very thin body, new aluminum frame, customizable wooden back, and rear camera with a dual-flash setup.
The Moto X+1 is expected to feature a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD AMOLED display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone will reportedly ship with a 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. Motorola will also include a large 2,900 mAh battery.
The Motorola Moto X+1 is expected to debut later this summer alongside the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch.