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Every year for the last few years, Motorola has released an updated version of its Moto X, along with updated versions of its Moto G. Now that the smartphone business is in Lenovo’s hands, that tradition is still continuing and we’re getting our first look at the 2017 Moto X ahead of next year’s imminent arrival.

The leaked 3D render, complete in video form below for your gawking pleasure, comes by way of Android Authority. It’s not the actual physical phone, but the video is based on factory CADs and this has been reasonably accurate in the past. We can see quite plainly that the next Moto X will borrow much of its design inspiration from the modular Moto Z, but the two phones are also decidedly different.

For starters, the 2017 Moto X looks like it is going to retain the headphone jack that went missing in the Moto Z. For some reason, it’s also sticking with microUSB instead of updating to USB-C. The big round camera bump from the Moto Z carries over here, but you’ll notice that the back of the new Moto X isn’t flat; it has a curvature to it and there are no pins to attach Moto Mods modular accessories. The square fingerprint home button has also been changed to a “pill” shape.


Is this mid-ranger going to be the poor man’s Moto Z? Maybe. But the thicker size could accommodate a bigger battery and the lower specs will definitely lower the price too. While the 2017 Moto X could make an appearance at CES next week, Android Authority is saying a reveal at MWC at the end of February is more likely.

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