Moto X camera has slow-mo and gestures, screenshots hint

The long-awaited smart phone will let you swipe from the sides of the screen to access settings, the leaked pics suggest.

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Motorola's much-anticipated Moto X phone is in line for some swanky camera software if leaked screenshots are to be believed.

The snaps, which Android Police claims to have received via an anonymous source, show arrows encouraging users to swipe their digits from the left or right of the long-awaited Android phone's screen to call up settings.

Dragging in from the left of the Moto X's panel will pull up settings, where it looks like you'll be able to tweak the focus and flash, while a camera that features a 'slo' icon looks to signify a slow-motion video capture mode.

A 'quick capture' mode meanwhile will let you fire up the X's camera app with two rapid flicks of the wrist. It appears that you'll also be able to hold down on the screen to take quick-fire burst shots, handy for capturing fast-moving pets.

The Moto X is expected to make its grand debut on 1 August, at a shindig in New York. Leaked specs point to a 4.5-inch display and a 1.7GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of RAM.

Those specifications point to a smart phone that's not as big or as powerful as cutting-edge monsters like the Galaxy S4 or HTC One, but Motorola could always impress us by giving its newest toy a dirt-cheap price tag -- something to compete with the £239 Nexus 4 would tickle my fancy.

Recent rumours say that the Motorola Moto X could be a US-centric smart phone, while a cheap European equivalent could be what the UK ends up with.

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