The image shows the next-gen Moto X smartphone will be coming with aluminum build and glass front. It will also have a physical button at the bottom and two black dots on either side, most likely the IR blasters used in conjunction with Moto Display.
Motorola might finally implement a fingerprint sensor for user authentication. It is yet to be established if the button could be used as a home button or it will be just a sensor. Around the side, the smartphone will be coming with separate volume and power buttons.
The circular camera module appears fairly large and similar to Moto 360’s "flat tire" with dual-LED flash. It also seems to come with some camera sensors, including auto-focus.
Moto X4 could have USB Type-C port
Images suggest that the next-gen Moto X could come with a USB Type-C port, but that remains to be seen. One interesting element at the back of the phone is a series of 16 gold dots, which might comprise a dock connector similar to that of Apple’s Smart Connector, incorporated in the iPad Pro.
Apple’s connector is used for transferring both data and power between the iPad Pro and the Smart Keyboard, without having to use battery or charging cords.
The company also showed off the new DROID sold by Verizon, which is quite similar in design with the Moto X4, but has a really cool color scheme on the back. Speaker configuration seems to be slightly different, but still very similar to the device it’s based on.
The new smartphone might be launched on August 24 this year, as pictures show the date on the phone’s display. Whether the date is correct or not, it’s about time that the company launched the next Moto X generation, considering that the successor was unveiled in September last year.