Motorola's new Moto X series
Motorola's new Moto X phones at a launch event in New York on Aug 1, 2013.Reuters

Motorola floated a new Z family this year and released three smartphones -- Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force. The move sparked off speculations that it could have killed its Moto X family, and no release of any device from the series this year seemed to substantiate it, but a few reports have suggested the popular line may have not been discontinued.

After a few months of lull, Techdroider has published pictures of the reported Moto X (2017) aka Moto X (4th Gen). The device believed to be the upcoming Moto X handset has been spotted with a big round camera in the back and full metal chassis.

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Nothing is confirmed at the moment, but it appears like the Lenovo-owned company is planning to release Moto X (2017) next year. The device was mentioned in the leaked Motorola's 2017 roadmap.

Interestingly, a new Motorola device with model number Motorola XT1662, believed to be Moto X (4th Gen), was spotted on GFXBench benchmarking site with a 4.6-inch full HD touchscreen, a 1,920x1080 pixel resolution, an octa-core MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 processor clocking at 2.1GHz, an ARM Mali-T860 GPU, and an Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Popular leakster Evan Blass aka @evleaks also posted a mysterious Motorola smartphone on his Twitter page, sparking off speculations that it could be Moto X (4th Gen) because of its resemblance to the X-line. However, we are yet to hear from Motorola about the existence of the handset.

[Source: Techdroider]