Rumors have been rife surrounding Motorola's next-generation Moto X 2015 in the past couple of weeks, with a slew of specification and image leaks. An earlier report noted that there will be two variants of the Moto X 2015, specifically a 5.7-inch model exclusive to Verizon and a 5.2-inch version that will target other carriers. But the latest leak shows the internal details of the Moto X 2015, in addition to revealing key information about the fingerprint scanner and the camera module.
The internal chassis photo of the third-generation Moto X 2015 reportedly points toward a square cut-out located beneath the camera module. Phone Arena says this cut out looks the right size for a fingerprint scanner. This indicates that fingerprint scanning technology likely will be fixed inside the Motorola logo on the back of the handset.
Phone Arena reports that the handset is expected to hit the shelves in August or September, according to indications Motorola President Rick Osterloh. The device will reportedly be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and will be backed by 3 or 4 GB of RAM. The upcoming phone will also house stereo speakers and a brand new Type-C USB port. The device is also reported to come equipped with 32 GB of internal storage capacity.
The Moto X 2015 is expected to run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop; however, Moto devices are always on the list of handsets that get early Android OS updates, notes Phone Arena.
One constant complaint about Motorola's Moto X 2014 is the subpar camera unit. According to Phone Arena, even during Motorola's custom camera testing, the Moto handset struggled to compete with Apple's iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. A new report indicates that Motorola is gearing up to upgrade the camera module of the Moto X 2015 in response to these complaints, and this was confirmed by Motorola's chief marketing officer in a tweet. When a Twitter user asked about the upcoming device’s camera unit, CMO Adrienne Hayes said the following:
YES. We know we need to improve here and are definitely going to "bring it." https://t.co/77Lzkvtvqb
â€” adrienne hayes (@purplehayez) June 9, 2015