Moto X 2017 Release Date, News and Updates

Motorola had a flagship line of phones just a couple of years ago, and it bared the Moto X moniker. Now, it seems that the manufacturer wants to introduce the new Moto X 2017 which has become the subject of most of the rumors and leaks. However, it will no longer be a flagship model as it will sit below the Moto Z and the Moto Z2.

This is not all as there is a possibility that the device will come with a dual-lens camera and solid specs, while it is expected to be affordable, so it’s worth looking forward to it.

Moto X 2017 Release Date

We don’t know the exact release date, but the tech giant said that the Moto X is “alive and well” whereas the leaked photos indicate that the device is almost completed in its entirety, so there is a possibility to see it in the market in spring or summer this year.


The Moto X 2017 is not going to be gigantic, but it will not be small either. It is difficult to tell from the leaked photos, but we expect its screen to be between 5.2 and 5.5 inches. We can safely bet on a 1080 x 1920 resolution, but that is all we know so far.

Moto X Design

We can also conclude that the new gadget will sport a metal shell with the back of the device being plain, but antenna bands are located near the top and bottom. The company’s logo is in the center, while the speaker grille is located at the bottom edge opposite to a 3.5 mm headphone port placed up top. The home button is below the screen, and it will come with a fingerprint scanner embedded in it.

Camera and Battery

All the photos suggest a dual-lens camera, and if that turns out to be the case, the Moto X 2017 will be the first phone, from this company, with this type of snapper. The camera spec remains unknown, but the Moto G5 Plus and Moto Z have 12MP and 13MP ones respectively, which means that this is what we expect on the new device. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera should have around 5MP. The battery details are non-existent, but it will at least be as big as the Moto G5 Plus’s 3,000 mAh one.

OS and Power

According to the photos and leaked info, the new smartphone will come with 3GB of RAM, but Weibo leak implies 4GB of RAM. Nevertheless, both are sure that a Snapdragon 625 chipset will be used and that the phone will feature 32 GB of internal storage. This device will surely run Android 7.0 Nougat, but if new Android O is launched, there is a small possibility to run this OS.

Moto X 2017 Price

The Moto X 2017 will slot above the Moto G5 Plus, but far behind the Moto Z and Moto Z2. The starting price of the Moto G5 Plus is $229, so the price of the new Moto X will be around $300. However, if it comes as a replacement of the Moto Z Play, it might even reach $449.