It’s likely still going to be months before we see anything official from Motorola in the smartphone department, as they have typically released phones in their lineup closer to the end of the year in the Fall. It is worth mentioning that a device referred to as the Moto X3 has surfaced on shipping site Zauba recently. Despite the timing, it appears that an image leak which has surfaced earlier this afternoon is suggesting that the public may be getting their first early look at what could be the new Motorola flagship device for this year. The picture is blurry, likely because the person who captured it had to zoom in from a distance to snap the shot, which makes it harder to make out some of the finer details of the phone.
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It does appear to have a Motorola batwing logo in the top left corner of the phone, as well as sensors and a camera along the top as well on either side of what could be the audio earpiece. What is interesting is that at the bottom just below the screen it looks like the device has a fingerprint sensor on board, which would be a first for Motorola’s flagships. Considering this, a bottom speaker doesn’t look visible which may suggest that Motorola has decided to go with only one front-facing speaker or that they have placed the speakers elsewhere.
It’s also worth considering that this is likely still a prototype if it even is an unannounced Motorola device, which means things are still very much subject to change and Motorola could change their mind any aspect, including placement of such things as speakers and fingerprint sensors. It’s also being suggested that the charging port which you can see on the bottom of the phone may be USB Type-C, but just like other details the photos is too blurry and unclear to really make out this detail. Having said that, there’s no reason why Motorola shouldn’t want to use a USB Type-C port on this year’s phone. Aside from the potential fingerprint sensor at the bottom, the rest of the phone looks like what Motorola has produced the last couple of years for the most part. It’s still really early, so more details and leaks for Motorola’s 2016 devices are bound to surface.