The intensity of competition in the flagship smartphone market is clearly hitting new levels. With Samsung making setting new benchmark for other premium smartphone makers and Apple rumoured to defy all other OEMs, there's another player with a lot of potential.
Lenovo-owned Motorola is expected to join the flagship smartphone race with its Moto X 2017 edition, which has managed to make a few headlines over the past weeks with its strikingly high-end specs. Now, a fresh leak coming out of China has revealed some interesting details about the upcoming Moto X 2017.
The latest leak seems credible as it is of a video presentation of the new handset. According to it, the Moto X 2017 will feature a 3D glass and metal design, a physical home button with fingerprint scanner, ultra slim bezels and dual rear camera.
If we look closely, the power and volume buttons are placed on the right side of the device, and the handset doesn't seem to have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The presentation highlighted some key features of the Moto X 2017, which include smart camera, IP68 water and dust resistance, AI integration, Always-On voice assistant and Turbo charging.
The new Moto X 2017 smartphone won't wear a flagship crown, but target buyers who cannot afford the pricey iPhone 8 or Samsung Galaxy S8. With its premium features, the Moto X 2017 is expected to be priced quite reasonably.
To accommodate a lower price tag, Moto X 2017 will come with decent hardware. It will sport a 5.5-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a 3,800mAh battery. In our guess, the Moto X 2017 will be competing against the upcoming OnePlus 5 in terms of pricing, but it remains to be seen how effectively it can outbid its rivals.
There's no word on the Moto X 2017's release, but it is bound to happen this year. Until some official clarification, we'd suggest to keep expectations low.