Mysterious Motorola Phone with Dual Front Speakers for Verizon Leaks, Is This the Victara?


Motorola, under the able leadership of Google, had taken the tech world by storm and practically risen from the dead with their flagship device - the Moto X. The innovation of an always-on listening feature coupled with Google's much awarded innovation - Google Now, in conjunction with an affordable price tag resulted in the Moto X being one of the most successful devices to come out from the embattled Motorola in a long time. With the advent of Google I/O and the goodies being expected - Android 4.5/5.0 'L' being one of them - the time is ripe to expect a refresh from Motorola to their flagship. With much speculation surrounding the 'Moto X+1', also codenamed as 'Victara', any leak of a Motorola phone is being looked at with an electron microscope.

The most reputed and trustworthy of leaksters - @EVLeaks - has tweeted about an Incipioâ„¢ case which is coming for the Motorola Victara on Verizon. The leak shows off the Victara encased in the Incipio Dualpro Hard Shell case, which does seem like a good - if not bulky - choice for protecting a phone. However, our attention is more riveted on what we can learn from how the Victara looks. Earlier rumors had alluded to the upcoming Moto X refresh as the 'Victara'. Intriguingly, the device which we see in the leak (reproduced below) does not look anything like the Moto X we are familiar with. Our personal understanding is that the Motorola Victara coming in for Verizon is a lower end device rather than a flagship. This is the most logical conclusion given the fact that the device does not possess a flash with the camera and there is no front facing camera. A flagship device devoid of these basic specifications is unthinkable as on date. In fact the Victara looks similar to the entry-level Moto E with the exception that we see the front facing speaker grilles on the Victara. On the basis of logical deductions, we would assume the Victara to be a budget phone for Verizon customers, however we may be wrong. Do take this as mere speculation.

What's your take? Is the Victara pictured in the leak a variant of the Moto X+1 or do you agree with  our assessment, do let us know in the comments below.

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