After the successful launch of Moto X (Style and Play) and Moto G (G3 and Turbo) series in 2015, the Illinois-based company is reportedly working on the Moto X 2016 edition variant. Recently, a new picture of the Smartphone chassis got leaked on the Internet from China.
In this leaked image, the Moto X 2016 Edition seems to have heat pipe for cooling. However, this method is already adopted by Microsoft and Sony for their recent flagship launches - Lumia 950 XL and Xperia Z5 premium as both the device got powered by Snapdragon 810 SoC.
Having said that, the Motorola Moto X 2016 is still months away. Meanwhile, let's have a look at top 5 rumors regarding the Moto X 2016:
Finger print sensor
Moto X 2016 Edition: Finger print sensor
Motorola's ATRIX 4G is the first smartphone to employ fingerprint sensor, even though it's not powerful. Since then it hasn't employed the fingerprint sensor, till the Nexus 6, which got pulled off at the last minute. As per the report from @Ricciolo1, the Moto X (4th Gen) will include the fingerprint scanner.
Heat pipe cooling
Moto X 2016 Edition: Heat pipe cooling
As per @Ricciolo1, the Moto X 2016 Edition will come equipped with Heat pipe cooling inside the phone. As we mentioned earlier, Microsoft and Sony has adopted this technology before, in order to cool the Snapdragon 810 processor. However, Qualcomm's next-gen chipset shouldn't be affected by these issues.
Moto X 2016 Edition: Unibody design
According to the image, the Moto X 2016 edition is likely to sport a unibody design. From this image we can make out the slots for both front and back camera. As of now, it is just a prototype and lots can get changed in the upcoming months.
Moto X 2016 Edition: Specifications
It is too early to talk about the specs right now. But we expect the Moto X 2016 Edition to come equipped with 5-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM, 21MP/13MP camera package.
Moto X 2016 Edition: Release date
As the company started working on the Moto X 2016 Edition, we can expect this device to hit the market shelves somewhere around the second quarter.