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Alleged photos of the Motorola Moto X +1 surface on the web

Am alleged photo of a near final prototype of the new Motorola Moto X +1 Android smartphone.
Am alleged photo of a near final prototype of the new Motorola Moto X +1 Android smartphone.
Used with permission from Android Police

Rumors of a successor to the incredibly popular Motorola Moto X have been flying around the internet for a few months now, but until this point nobody really knew just how much the new phone (dubbed the Moto X+1) would change from the original in terms of design. Today July 25 popular Android blog, Android Police posted the first clear photos of the new device, and unsurprisingly it looks a lot like the original.

The photos that have been posted are allegedly a near final prototype build of the new smartphone. The fact that the design of the Moto X+1 has not changed much is really not surprising because the original Moto X was lauded as being one of the best designed, and most comfortable to hold smartphones ever made.

There are of course a few cosmetic differences to the design when compared to the original. The phone in the photo shows an aluminum band that runs around the edges of the body, and that the speaker has now been moved to the front of the device, much like the newly released Moto E smartphone. Around the back of the phone it looks as though the Motorola logo is now embedded into the phone rather than just being applied onto the device, and the camera lens appears to be much larger than the original. It certainly seems as if Motorola are trying to elevate the new phone into being a premium device this time around.

The biggest change in terms of design will be to the overall size of the phone. The original Moto X sported a 4.7-inch 720p display, and many (including Apple) believe that 4.7-inch displays are the sweet spot for mobile phones. The Moto X+1 will reportedly feature a 5.1-inch 1080p display, and this has left many wondering if Motorola will be able to make the new phone as comfortable to use as the original.

The internet rumor mill has suggested that the Motorola Moto X +1 could make its debut at the end of September, and with the first birthday of the original phone approaching those rumors could certainly be true.