The build up to launch for a 2017 model Moto X has been a slow burn, but it looks to be picking up speed again with a new leak from China appearing overnight.
The leak comes through Chinese site Baidu, with a video and specs trickling out. The video embedded on Baidu has a presenter talking about a metal and glass body which is IP68 rated according to the on-screen slide, which also has the device with a dual-camera setup on the rear as we’ve seen in previous leaks.
A translation of the forum post and link to the video come via reddit, where the specs are listed as:
- 5.5″ screen with 3D Glass
- Snapdragon 660
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage (possibly UFS 2.1)
- 3800 MAh battery + Quickcharge (version unknown)
- Metal build
- IP68 rating
- Laser AF
- Fingerprint sensor in front
The listed specs are slightly better than previous leaks which have had the Moto X 2017 launching with a fairly mid-range Snapdragon 625. The Snapdragon 660 was only announced this week, where Qualcomm said we’d be seeing devices running the SoC this quarter – perhaps a hint at release windows?
With a 3800mAh battery, the phone could be a big hit for people needing a phone that lasts all day. The Snapdragon 660 supports Quick Charge 4.0, which promises even faster charging for better results with Qualcomm saying:
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 is designed for up-to 20 percent faster and 30 percent more efficient than its predecessor. Five minutes of charging can power 5 hours of talk time; 15 minutes of charging can bring a phone’s battery up 50 percent.
With a new generation processor, massive battery (with QC 4.0) and from what we’ve seen in the Moto G5+ camera, this Moto X 2017 could be shaping up to be a surprise hit in the super mid-range category. We may see more of this phone quite soon if Motorola is already running pre-briefings on it.
Does this new leak get you excited for the Moto X 2017?