Purported Moto X 2016 prototype leaks with new metal body
Motorola could be gearing up to give the Moto X a big makeover. An alleged prototype for next year’s refresh suggests the device will carry a more premium design made mostly out of metal.
The Moto X lineup has always looked good, and if you buy it with a leather back, it feels good, too… but not quite as good as rivals like the iPhone 6s, the Galaxy S6 series, HTC’s new One A9, and even the Sony Xperia lineup. Now Motorola could be working to change that.
The photo below, which was published by CNBeta and is believed to be a prototype of next year’s Moto X with a metal form factor. It has a Motorola logo emblazoned on its back, a large camera lens carrying the Moto branding, and three metal buttons on its side.
According to the accompanying report, the device is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor — but there’s nothing else to know at this point.
It’s certainly possible this image is fake, so we recommend taking it with a pinch of salt for now. It seems unlikely Motorola would make the Moto X out of metal and take away its customizability — the very thing that made the Moto X famous — but this is a good-looking device.