Motorola was once, next to Nokia, the best-known cellphone manufacturer. The company didn’t adapt to the smartphone game all that well though, and Motorola Mobility was purchased by Google. The Mountain View giant owned the company for a while before they sold it to Lenovo, and during that time, Google has managed to make quite a few changes in the company. Motorola started manufacturing really nice looking phones with rather light, and capable software, which is something consumers have been waiting for. That being said, the company has introduced a number of devices last year, including the three devices that were announced in August, Moto G (3rd-gen), Moto X Play and Moto X Pure (Style). The Moto G is Motorola’s entry-level handset, the Moto X Play is their mid-range offering, and the Moto X Pure is the company’s flagship.
That being said, the company is expected to announce new hardware in a couple of months, and rumors and leaks are slowly, but surely, surfacing. The Moto G actually surfaced the other day (its ‘Plus’ variant), well, not the actual phone, but rather its drawing. That leak showed off the bottom part of Moto G’s front panel, and along with that a square-shaped button which looked like a physical home key. Well, a new leak actually shares that alleged Moto G handset, and we get to see both its front and back side. As you can see, the square-shaped key is present here, and it sure looks like a physical home button, but it is possible that’s just a capacitive key with a fingerprint scanner on the inside, like the one we’ve seen built into the OnePlus 2 and HTC 10. The back of the device shows off the camera and an LED flash, while the Motorola dimple is still here, but it seems way less pronounced than before, which won’t make Motorola users happy, that’s for sure.
As it’s usually the case with leaks, take the leaked info with a grain of salt considering we can’t confirm if this is legit or not. Truth be told, this design isn’t all that inspiring, and even though it might appeal to some people, we doubt too many people would be approving of it, mainly because it’s a huge step away from the company’s current lineup and design language. Either way, we still have several months until Motorola unveils the Moto G (2016), and we’ll probably see many more leaks before that happens, so stay tuned.