Motorola, owned by Motorola, did not have a major impact on the flagship smartphone market in 2017, but its mid-range devices were undoubtedly attractive phones. By 2018, it seems that Motorola will try to change things as suggested by these recent leaks.
Droid Life yesterday shared a massive flight showing what appears to be the entire line of Motorola smartphones for 2018. The site offered a first look at the Moto X5, Moto X3, Moto Z3 Play, Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play. Droid Life also leaked what appears to be a new 5G Moto Mod that could provide 5G compatibility to phones compatible with Moto Mod from Motorola.
The Moto 5X
The Moto 5X is expected to be the direct successor to Moto X4 last year. Continuing with the current trend of smart phones, the X5 presents a "borderless" design with a minimum of bevels. The phone comes with a full screen of HD + 18: 9 aspect ratio of 5.9 inches.
At first glance, the Moto X5 looks like any of Motorola's latest Moto phones. However, when people look more closely, the phone seems to have a notch similar to that of the iPhone X at the top of its screen. As in the iPhone X, the notch on the Moto X5 separates the icons of time, battery, network signal and Wi-Fi connectivity on both sides. The notch of the screen on the X5 also seems to hold a couple of cameras with the speaker between them. The phone has two cameras in the back.
Another thing that stands out with this filtered photo of the phone is that the device does not seem to have a fingerprint scanner in front of the device as in previous Moto smartphones. However, what the Moto X5 has is a new white software button that reminds a bit of the start bar of the iPhone X.
Droid Life speculates that this new software button will work like the new navigation buttons on the phone They will be controlled with sliding gestures. Users can also have the option of having the traditional 3-button configuration on the screen.
So, where is the fingerprint scanner? It does not seem to be one. There is also no way to know if it is below the screen or if the "M" logo on the back will work as one. The filtered marketing material also hints at something called "Moto XP", which is simply described as "Smart Motorcycle AI".
The Moto G6 Lineup
Droid Life says that the new Moto G6 line will largely have the same design as the 2017 Moto X4. All of them will have the disk-shaped camera module on the back and will use Motorola's 3D glass design instead of the all-metal version of the Moto G5. As with the Moto X5, all the new G6 models will have 18: 9 displays.
The Moto G6 will have a 5.7-inch HD + screen and will be powered by the Snapdragon 450 with 3GB / 4GB of RAM, 32 / 64 GB of storage and a 3,000 mAh battery. The Moto G6 Plus exceeds the screen size up to 5.93 inches with the same Full HD + resolution with a Snapdragon 630 processor and a slightly higher 3,200 mAh battery. Both phones will have fingerprint scanners mounted on the front, dual 12MP + 5MP cameras on the back and a 16MP trigger in advance.
As for the Moto G6 Play, the phone will have a 720p 5.7-inch HD display and a huge 4000 mAh battery. There is no more information on the internal specifications of the G6 Play.
The Moto G6 and G6 Plus are expected to be announced during MWC 2018 next month. The regular G6 is expected to cost around $ 240, while the G6 Plus could cost around $ 330. There is still no information on the price and release date of the G6 Play.
Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play
Both Moto Z3 models will have Full HD screens of 6 inches + 18: 9. Like the X5, the new Z3 models will have a full screen front No fingerprint scanner signal and they will have the same white software button at the bottom of the screen. The Z3 and the Z3 Plus do not seem to have an iPhone X notch and both models are compatible with Moto Mod.
Droid Life says that Motorola is also preparing a third Z3 model that will arrive later this year. There is no information on the name of that model, but it is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, the same chip set that will power most of Android's flagship smartphones this year.
Are these false?
Android Authority pointed out that all the filtered marketing materials seem to have quirks. In general, these marketing materials do not seem to be polished and have some errors.
Noterious leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) said on Twitter that these may be simple initial drafts and some of the "mistakes" "Signaling may have been misinterpreted as such." Blass also said bluntly in a previous tweet that "are not fake."