Rumors of a smaller successor to the Moto X40 have been circulating for several weeks. The new phone will reportedly be called Moto X40, and it’ll come with some exciting new features. A new video uploaded by the official Motorola company page on YouTube confirms the existence of these rumors, while also revealing some exciting details about the upcoming phone. The video is a recording of an internal meeting at Motorola about its future smart phone plans for both its flagship series, as well as mid-range models like the Moto G and other phones like the Moto E and even older versions of those same handsets. According to this leaked video, we can expect a brand-new third-generation version of the Moto G coming later this year, as well as a smaller successor to last year’s Moto X that will be called Moto X40 (or possibly just ‘X’).
Moto X40: The New Smaller Version of the Moto X
The original Moto X was a big departure from all previous smartphones from Motorola. It was the first smartphone from the company that wasn’t just another black rectangular slab of plastic or metal. It was a big break from the boring designs Motorola had become famous for. Instead, the Moto X was the first smartphone in Motorola’s long history to be designed for the user, not for the network. The phone had a beautiful and unique one-of-a-kind design that was almost completely customizable. That was thanks to the Moto Maker website, which allowed users to choose everything from the color of the back to the color and material of the frame. Now, if the rumors are true, Motorola will soon be launching a smaller version of the same design that’s been one of the highlights of the Moto X line since its inception in 2013. This smaller, more compact version of the Moto X could be a huge hit, especially for people with smaller hands or who prefer smaller phones for one reason or another. But this smaller phone could also be a huge hit with people who loved the Moto X’s design, but didn’t like the fact that it was too big for their hands. A smaller version of the same phone could be an excellent choice for people who loved the Moto X, but who wanted a smaller option.
Fashion Forward Colors and Material Designs
The video shows that there could be a variety of new material options available on this smaller version of the Moto X, including leather and a couple of different types of fabric. But the most interesting and exciting material option is a ‘Hexweave’ material that’s designed to look and feel like a fabric rug. The Hexweave design looks a bit like a large-scale version of the fabric used for the Moto 360 smartwatch. It’s unclear if this Hexweave design will be available in different colors, or if it’ll just be one solid color. But it does appear that Moto X40 users will be able to choose from a variety of different material options for the back. It also appears that the Moto X40 will feature some sort of color-matching on the edges of the device. It’s unclear if this is a design flourish or if it’s a functional part of the phone, but it could be both.
A Stunning 5.9-inch Quad HD Display
The first-generation Moto X had a stunning 5.2-inch Quad HD display, and the second-generation model had a 5.2-inch Full HD display. Now, rumors suggest that the third-generation Moto X will feature a 5.9-inch Quad HD display. That would make it slightly larger than the 5.2-inch display on the Moto X40. But even though the Moto X40 would have a smaller display than the Moto X, it would still feature a Quad HD resolution. That would make it one of the most visually stunning smartphones on the market.
2GB of RAM and a Powerful Processor
The first-generation Moto X had 2GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 801 processor. The second-generation model had 3GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 801 processor. Now, rumors suggest that the third-generation Moto X will feature a Snapdragon 821 processor and 4GB of RAM. While the third-generation Moto X would have more RAM than the second-generation model, it’s unclear how much more powerful the processor would be.
16 MP Front-Facing Camera with LED Flash
The first-generation Moto X featured a 10 MP rear-facing camera and a 2 MP front-facing camera. The second-generation model featured a 21 MP rear-facing camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera. Now, rumors suggest that the third-generation Moto X will feature a 16 MP rear-facing camera and a 16 MP front-facing camera. It’s unclear if the third-generation model will have the same ability to use the rear camera to take pictures of the user that the second-generation model did.
Android 5.1.1 Out of the Box w/ no Bloatware
The first-generation Moto X was the first Android phone to be released with Android 4.4 KitKat. The second-generation model had Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Now, rumors suggest that the third-generation Moto X will feature Android 5.1.1 out of the box. And it will reportedly not have any bloatware, unlike many other smartphones in the same price range.
The Moto X40 could be an excellent successor to the Moto X. It’s smaller, but it still has the gorgeous design and all of the customization options that made the Moto X so popular. It also has a stunningly high-resolution display that would make it one of the most visually stunning smartphones on the market. It also comes with high-end specs and a powerful processor and lots of RAM. It also has a stunning camera, and it’s running the latest version of Android with no bloatware