Check Out The Moto X’s New Gesture-Based Camera UI


Google will finally unveil its new Moto X smartphone on August 1 in New York City, but until then, the rumors and leaks will continue. The latest reveals the handset’s new camera UI, which allows you to toggle options and switch between different modes using simple swipes and gestures.

The UI was leaked by an “anonymous tipster” for Android Police, and although there’s a chance it might be fake, it looks pretty convincing to us. Just bear in mind this isn’t official yet, though.

As you can see, there’s a control wheel on the left side of the screen that lets you toggle features like HDR and the LED flash, and switch to different modes like panorama. You’ll also notice a camcorder icon labeled “SLO,” which activated the Moto X’s new slow-motion recording feature.

A swipe from right to left takes you into the Gallery, where you can view all the photos you’ve taken, and there’s a new quick capture feature that lets you “twist your wrist twice, quickly to launch camera anytime” — while holding the phone in your hand, obviously.


There is no dedicated shutter button; you simply tap anywhere on the screen to take a shot. If you tap and hold, the Moto X will keep snapping.

The Moto X is expected to feature a 10.5-megapixel “ClearPixel” camera, which, like the HTC One’s UltraPixel camera, is designed to dramatically improve images taken in low-light conditions. Unfortunately, there are no sample shots in these screenshots to show how good that camera actually is.

But we don’t have too long to wait now before the Moto X get its official unveiling. I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited for it.