New Moto X+1 renders leak hours before Google I/O

BY Abhijeet Mishra

Published 25 Jun 2014

New Moto X+1 renders leak hours before Google I/O

A leaked render gave us a look at the Moto X+1 earlier this week, but we didn’t get much out of it as the phone was hiding under a case. Now, with only a couple of hours to go before Google I/O, new renders of Motorola’s upcoming flagship have surfaced, giving us a considerably better peek at the device. 

Published by 9to5Google, the renders show a device that looks very similar to the Moto X, which isn’t surprising given how Motorola has stuck to the same design language on numerous devices, including the Moto G and Moto E. According to the source of the renders, the Moto X+1 has a front-facing speaker at the bottom of the phone. A single speaker doesn’t exactly instill much confidence as far as audio output is concerned, but at least we won’t have to deal with muffled sound, a common nuisance on devices with back firing speakers.

Rumors are floating around about a possible reveal of the Moto X+1 at Google I/O, though that doesn’t sound very plausible considering Motorola will soon be sold off to Lenovo (negating any advantage Google might get by showcasing the phone at I/O.) As always, all we can do is wait and see what happens, and hope for some more details to make their way online and shed light on Motorola’s plans for its next hero device.