Verizon leak indicates Moto X+1 will actually be called ‘the new Moto X’
The rumored name tag for Motorola’s second-generation Moto X may not be “Moto X+1,” after all, a new Verizon leak suggests. An image of the carrier’s internal database indicates the device will actually be named “the new Moto X,” and just like its predecessor, it will be customizable through Moto Maker.
Verizon is expecting four different second-generation Moto X variants, according to the image obtained by Phandroid. In addition to an all-black model, there will be a white one with a bamboo back, plus two Moto Maker options — one with 16GB of storage and another with 32GB of storage.
We got a glimpse of the white model with the bamboo backing just yesterday, thanks to a new leak from the reliable TK Tech News, which also revealed some mysterious new sensors positioned around the handset’s display. We’ve also seen the all-black model in recent press renders that were published as a “retirement gift” by @evleaks.
Verizon had to wait to sell the original Moto X through Moto Maker last year after AT&T secured three months of exclusivity. But according to TK, that exclusivity will last just three days this time around with AT&T and Verizon before other carriers can offer Moto Maker customizations.
Motorola is expected to make the new Moto X — and the new Moto G2 — official this Thursday at a press event in Chicago. We’ll know more about the handset’s real name and what those front-facing sensors will be used for then.