Moto X 2017 leaks online
Moto X 2017 leaks onlineREUTERS/Nacho Doce

Motorola has reportedly rebranded its flagship Moto X series as Moto Z, and the first device with the new name is set to be launched soon. Motorola is expected to launch new devices at the upcoming Lenovo Tech World conference in San Francisco on June 9, but a new leak has revealed the flagship ahead of time. Popular mobile tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) shared images of new Droid variants of the Moto Z flagship along with modular accessories named MotoMods.

The leaked image shows the rear design of the Verizon-bound Moto Z smartphone in three colours, black, gold and silver. The flat rear panel has a unique appeal, mainly due to its textured shiny finish and a flat-tire design camera module. Interestingly, there are smart connectors at the bottom of the rear panel to connect additional accessories.

Blass also leaked the modular accessories — the MotoMods — which were previously rumoured as Amps, to connect to the Moto Z smartphone to enhance some existing features. For instance, the top-most MotoMod spotted in the leaked image (embedded below) seems to be a camera grip with its own sensor, lens, flash and a physical shutter. The second accessory looks like an extended battery with a kickstand, but the last one is tough to identify.

According to PhoneDog, Motorola could be making as many as six MotoMod modules for its new smartphones, which include a pico projector and a stereo speaker. The Moto Z series will also include models such as Moto Z Play and Moto Z Style, TechTimes reported. The rumoured devices are expected to feature 5.5-inch Quad HD displays and advanced CPUs and cameras.

Moto Z Play will come with a Snapdragon 625 chipset, and a 16MP primary camera with OIS, while the Moto Z Style would feature a Snapdragon 820 chipset with a 13MP primary camera. Both phones are expected to feature metal cases.