Jun 26 AT 8:05 AM Nick Sarafolean 21 Comments

Unknown Motorola phone pops up in leaked picture; Moto X for Sprint?

Moto X Leak

Motorola seems to be at the heart of a lot of rumors lately and now we can add another one to the list. A mysterious Motorola-made device for Sprint has just popped up in a leaked photo and now we’re left to try and figure out what exactly it is. Our first thought is that it would be Motorola’s upcoming Moto X phone. And most likely, it is. The pictured phone closely resembles the original leaked shot that we saw of the Moto X. The rounded corners are still there and in general, it appears to be the same phone.

With this leak come a few specs. This device in particular is destined for Sprint and the tipster declared that it was currently being tested on Sprint’s 4G LTE network. They also mentioned that they thought that the screen size was around 4.5 or 4.6 inches but they hadn’t actually had time to measure it. That means that it could indeed be the same 4.7-inch panel that was rumored for the Moto X. Other mentioned specs are that the phone is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, has 16GB internal storage and by happy consequence, a removable battery.

So as more and more bits of information leak, we’re starting to finally get a picture of what the Moto X will be. The specs look like they’ll be good but possibly not the bleeding-edge stuff that some people were hoping for. On the other hand, the Moto X is said to be focusing more on the unique features of the phone rather than the raw hardware so we could see a really interesting device when it’s released.

What features do you want to see in the Moto X?

Source: PhoneArena

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • sandwich

    Looooooooooooooooong battery life! :)

    • jeff

      I second that!!!

  • redraider133

    I like the design. Yes it’s not high end but a good option for those who want a smaller device

    • epps720

      Funny how some people consider this phone at 4.5″ – 4.7″ a “smaller device”!

  • Soboku

    I want Google to really start working on the camera and the microphone. The software for our cameras are just not there as far as picture quality and the microphone is useless for video recordings.

    • Terrormaster

      I couldn’t agree more. Google and OEMs really need to stop focusing so darn much on bigger and faster phones. The focus needs to be more on the hardware that impacts us most – the screen, the camera, and audio. Those are areas Android competitors are focusing AND innovating in. Android OEMs need to get with the program.

  • surethom

    Is this the real outer case or just what Motorola sent out for testing as this does not resemble the look of the leaked skin protector, or is the skin protector for the High end X phone that will be released later in the year after this one??


  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    huge battery, no more pentile screens ever, great low-light camera, and have a better microphone like a recent phone I saw that can record a freakin’ concert with no distortion… I want to say it’s one of the newer Lumia 92x’s.

  • Co1e

    unlocked on play store please

    • Dave

      Yes! That’s the only way I get it, especially if it’s affordable, like $300-$400

  • surethom

    1. Larger camera sensor
    2. Large Battery
    3. Xenon Flash (Please)
    4. Wireless charging

  • doron07

    At least 32 GB of space!

  • Steve Barry

    Agree about the better camera and better battery, but if only 16GB, make sure it has a microSD slot as well. If they can include a removeable battery and an SD slot, they’d have a real shot at taking away the some of the Samsung Galaxy folks.

  • vforvortex

    Makes me wonder if Google will ever release a 32/64gb phone. Via Motorola or Nexus device. :-(

    • vforvortex

      Also front facing speakers like the HTC one would have been nice.

  • Nate B.

    Well, I have a feeling it won’t be a mainstream phone. I wonder what their focus will be when launching this thing. I also have a feeling this isn’t the main attraction either. I think later down the line they’ll come with some really unique technology.

  • NamelessTed

    I really hope it isn’t a 4.7″ screen. Or they at least have 2 SKUs, one with a 4.3″ screen. Big screens are nice to look at, but I can’t use those phones with one hand at all. I am holding out for the full announcement for the Moto X because some of the rumors are in line with what I really want in a phone. The only other phone that I would be interested in at this point is the HTC One Mini. I don’t expect the Moto X to be as powerful as the One in any way, but I am hoping the cost and the battery life will be the major differentiating factors.

  • Andre

    It’s really hard to say what I’d like to see because it seems that Moto is attempting to change the way we think about “specs” and instead of focusing on “raw hardware” (like the article says) Moto wants to focus on how the phone actually operates which could be revolutionary in itself.

  • donger

    Looks good, Motorola.

  • Nathan D.

    Can the thing be announce already.

  • Subrat

    1. A tough exterior ( Like the Razr Series used , but is it possible with the Removable Battery Cover)
    2. At least IP67-certified Waterproofing
    3. Huge battery Life
    4. Great Camera Performance ( including the micro-phonics)
    5. Audio Qualify (both in-call and Media Playback