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Motorola’s Upcoming Moto X +1 Rumored To Have Optical Zoom And 3D Parallax Display

August 24, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

After the final leak from evleaks hit the web the other day we have a somewhat closer understanding of the new Moto X, the Moto X+1, or whatever you want to call it. At least from the design point of view. We can see what Motorola wanted to do with the design and to some degree it was to keep things familiar but somewhat refined or perhaps even a little updated. For the most part though Motorola didn’t change much when it comes to looks. The new Moto X is a bit wider and a bit taller, but only slightly, just enough for the consumer to notice the differences. Minus the new camera of course, because damn the new lens is huge size wise, and there seems to be a reason for that, we’ll get to that in a bit.

Despite your feelings about the looks though where the new Moto X might begin to capture the attention of many skeptical consumers is perhaps in some of the new features. The original Moto X sold very well, it was a great handset, but it by no means captivated the whole of the smartphone world. Motorola may be attempting to try something a little bit different this time around with some new features. The latest rumor states that the new Motorola Moto X(Moto X+1)will house some sort of parallax 3D display technology with the touchless controls, which as we all know has had its hurdles in the past, but perhaps Motorola has something amazing planned on how to use it.

When we previously reported about the leak the day it showed up on the web, we pointed out that we were generally curious about what the new sensors on the bottom of the display could be. They resided in a similar spot to the Fire Phone, just inside the bezel so we immediately thought they could be sensors not too unlike the ones on Amazon’s device, but without jumping to conclusions we merely asked the question of what they could possibly be. If the rumors from HellomotoHK today are correct, than we were right in our theory and we couldn’t be any more curious to see how Motorola plans to utilize the technology and implement features to go along with it. Now let’s talk about that huge looking camera lens on the back. Motorola is also rumored to be including a(potentially 3x)optical zoom within the device for a more advanced picture taking experience, something they have never done before. There are other OEM’s thta have done this already, with higher zoom capabilities at that, however Motorola may have been able to pull this off while still keeping the phone relatively thin. We know that Motorola is scheduled to have an event on September 4th during IFA, and they’re expected to unveil the new Moto X, the new Moto G, the Moto 360 smartwatch and a new Bluetooth headset it seems, thanks to their teaser from about a week or two ago. With little time left(just over a week)before IFA which takes place in Berlin we should soon know what Motorola plans to bring to the table for this year’s flagship device. Are you excited?