A leaked photo of Moto Z (2017) that surfaced recently revealed that the upcoming flagship would be arriving with few changes in its design such as redesigned fingerprint scanner and a dual-tone selfie flash. Now, an alleged image of a mysterious Moto Z model placed on a gamepad Moto Mod that has surfaced from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 event is doing rounds.
The Moto Z shown in the image seems to match with the recently leaked image of the flagship. The new image also features a rectangular shaped fingerprint scanner with rounded corners. It also seems to feature a dual-tone selfie flash. Like the previous image, this one also has a “moto” logo placed above the fingerprint scanner.
During MWC 2017, Sprint had demonstrated its Gigabit-Class LTE service in collaboration with Motorola (owned by Lenovo). The press release from the carrier stated it had used a Motorola smartphone that was powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset and an integrated Snapdragon X16 LTE modem.
These are images of the Snapdragon 835 chipset powered mysterious Motorola phone. As it can be seen, the top and bottom bezels were covered probably to cover its identity.
The carrier even stated that the Motorola device that was used to display its Gigabit LTE technology is a “forthcoming flagship.” This hints that the disguised smartphone may be the Moto Z (2017). It also indicates that in this year the Moto Z (2017) would be available through multiple carriers like Sprint and Verizon in the U.S.
In January, the alleged Moto Z (2017) was spotted with the Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4 GB of RAM. It was found running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. It is also expected to arrive with an enhanced rear camera that will be equipped with lesser but larger pixels to shoot better photos in low light conditions. It is also rumored to arrive with an iris scanner.
Also, the Moto Mods accessories that are available for the first generation Moto Z would be also expected to be compatible with the upcoming Moto Z flagship. The Moto Z (2017) is speculated to launch in June this year.