Moto X+1 prototype surfaces, looks just like Moto X

As we near the Moto X's first anniversary, new photos of its successor arrive online.

The Moto X+1 looks exactly as you might expect. Android Police

The last few months have given way to plenty of rumors, leaks, benchmarks, and conjecture for Motorola's Moto X successor. But, for all that we think we know about the device, there's one thing we've yet to see: what the Moto X+1 actually looks like.

The gang over at Android Police have obtained photos of a device purported to be the Moto X+1, and guess what? It looks just like the original X, the Moto G, and the Moto E.

These particular pictures show a wooden backside with an aluminum trim around the edges. This particular device is reportedly a "near-final prototype."

The Moto X+1 display is alleged to span 5.1 inches, up from the 4.7-inch screen found in the Moto X. Another noticeable difference in the new model is the inclusion of dual front-facing speakers. Other than these, it would be easy to confuse this for any other late model Moto.

It's worth pointing out that, while the prototype features a wood-grain back plate, there should be other options for customers at launch, like plastic colors as well as tightly-stretched leather.

Based on benchmarks and other rumors, the phone is expected to be a modest step up from last year's model. Specifications could include a 1080p display, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. Internally,we could get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage, and a 2,900mAh battery.

As to when we'll see the announcement of the Moto X+1, it appears to be drawing close. We're nearing the one-year anniversary of the Moto X, as well as the X+1's expected "summer" launch. It's possible that Motorola may wait for the Moto 360 smartwatch debut to introduce the phone.

About the author

Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.


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