After recently launching the flagship Moto X Style and the Moto X Play in India and other countries, the rumor mill has already started buzzing about its successor, the Moto X Play (4th generation). Also Read - Moto G60S, G50 5G and Edge 20 Lite coming soon: More Motorola midrange phones for 2021?
First we came across leaked photo of the alleged fourth generation Moto X, showing its metal back with a huge circular rear camera in full glory. Now, the new leaked photo offers a sneak peek at the smartphone’s internals. The photo shows the metal frame and a heat pipe implementation for keeping the chipset cool when running at full throttle. Also Read - Motorola Defy 2021 rugged phone with 48MP camera, IP68 rating announced
The addition of heat pipe is nothing new as we have already seen its use in this year’s flagships such as the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 950 and Sony’s Xperia Z5-family. The manufacturers have adopted the heat pipe approach to deal Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset that is plagued with overheating issues. Also Read - Motorola Edge 2021 series to get 108-megapixel main camera as standard
Considering that Moto X (4th gen) will release sometime in next year, it is likely to be powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC. While some reports suggested that the Qualcomm’s next-gen processor runs cooler than Snapdragon 810, it seems like Motorola is trying to play safe, just in case.
Also according to a tweet from journalist @Ricciolo1, the next-gen Moto X could likely pack a fingerprint scanner too. Motorola’s ATRIX was one of the first smartphones to include a biometric security feature, back in 2011. However, as the smartphone lacked powerful hardware and Android OS was still nurturing, it was unable to take full advantage of the technology. Now, with Android 6.0 Marshmallow natively supporting fingerprint scanner, it seems like Motorola would give another try at the feature.
As of now, other details related to specifications and features of next-gen Moto X are scarce. The smartphone is expected to launch sometime in second quarter of 2016. We expect more details to pour in going further.
— Ricciolo (@Ricciolo1) December 22, 2015