The Moto Z was launched in 2016 to replace the Moto X series smartphones. A leaked photo of the alleged Moto Z (2017) has now surfaced to reveal new changes in its design.
The Moto Z (2017) resembles a lot to its predecessor model. It sports a redesigned physical Home button that probably houses a fingerprint scanner. A “moto’ logo can be seen between the screen and the Home button.
Compared to the squared shaped Home button on the original Moto Z, the leaked photo suggests that the Home button of the Moto Z (2017) has a rectangular appearance with rounded corners. It resembles with the fingerprint sensor enabled Home button on the recently unveiled Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones.
The original Moto Z has an LED flash for its selfie camera. The leaked photo suggests that the Moto Z (2017) would be able to catch good quality selfies as it seems to sport a dual-tone flash for the front-facing camera. It is also expected to feature
The Moto Z (2017) was allegedly spotted on Geekbench benchmarking site in January. It revealed that the smartphone would be powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. It was spotted running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.
A patent filed by Motorola in the recent past suggests that the new Moto Z will be equipped with an iris scanner. However, this biometric recognition feature cannot be identified on the leaked photo does of Moto Z (2017).
In July 2016, well-known leakster Ricciolo had revealed that the new Moto Z’s rear camera will come with lower number of megapixels, but the size of each pixel will be increased. It means the second-generation Moto Z would be able to snap better photos in low light conditions.
— Ricciolo (@Ricciolo1) July 16, 2016
The USP of the Moto Z lineup introduced last year is that it features 16-pin magnetic connector on the bottom part of its rear side. Various kinds of easily swappable accessories dubbed as Moto Mods can be snapped on the rear side of Moto Z. The Moto Mods that are available for the first-generation Moto Z is also expected to be compatible with its successor.
The Moto Z was launched in June 2016. Its successor is expected to launch in the same month this year. Since June is only few months away, the rumor mill is expected to spill more information on the Moto Z (2017).