Is this the new Motorola Moto M?

Thanks to a recent leak, we may have our first look at the new Motorola Moto M.

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Could this be the new Moto M? OnLeaks has a pretty good track record for right.

via Steve Hemmerstoffer

Tech blogger/editor Steve Hemmerstoffer released some in-depth pictures of the alleged Moto M both on his Twitter and his publication NowhereElse.fr. Hemmerstoffer also goes by the pseudonym OnLeaks and has a good track record of leaking pictures and specs of upcoming mobile devices that usually turn out to be on the money. The pictures posted are rather crude looks at the display, front-facing and rear cameras , the fingerprint sensor and the bezelless front.

Along with pictures, Hemmerstoffer also detailed some potential specs of the device, including a 5.5-inch screen with 1080p resolution, an eight-core 2.2GHz processor with 4GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera, and a 3,050mAh battery. The price of the Moto M is still unknown, but the specs put it in a similar tier as the Moto Z.

Motorola has been making cellphones for decades, but now struggles to keep up with giants like Apple and Samsung. Motorola was sold from Google to Lenovo in 2014, and since then hasn't really taken off. When Motorola added the Moto Z to its lineup of phones this year, its unique and innovative modular features caught the attention of the public. Now Moto continues to roll out new models of phones but time will tell if it's enough to bring people back to the brand.

While the Moto M has yet to be officially confirmed by Motorola, there is indication it will be unveiled at a Motorola event scheduled for November 8. Until then, this is merely speculation.

Motorola declined to comment after CNET's request for information.