Moto X (2017) and Moto E4 Plus specs, features and price discussed

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The Lenovo Moto G5 is displayed at the Lenovo stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2017. Reuters/Paul Hanna

Very little is known about the Moto X (2017) smartphone. In June 2016, Lenovo announced that the X-line of smartphones is not dead. The X-line and Z-line offer different experiences, and the latter is for the more tech hungry fans. Rumours about the Moto X (2017) are rare and distant. However, the expected features and specs of the smartphone are USB-C port + headphone jack, Home button that doubles as fingerprint scanner, front-facing flash, dual-lens camera, 3/4GB RAM, 32GB storage, SD 625 chipset and 2-5.5in screen.

While the release date of the Moto X (2017) is not known, there are a few leaked images that do look like the smartphone. Interestingly, a leak in fact came from Motorola itself, after it released a rap video, celebrating Motorola’s 44th anniversary. [RELATED: Moto X 2017 may have been accidentally shown in Motorola ad; Leak from China also shows similar handset]. It’s a low-res video, where the camera lens section seems to have been blurred out. However, PC Advisor has shared another leaked image that shows the dual-camera setup clearly.

It seems that the Motorola Moto X (2017), like the Moto G5, will have a metal body. It will be a mid-range that will sit between Moto G and Moto Z. It will likely have an IPS display. 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port and microSD slot are expected. The Moto X will likely cost in the range of £300 (AU$520 approx) to £350 (AU$610 approx). All these are logical speculations. Nothing is concrete though.

Meanwhile, if latest reports are to be believed, the Motorola Moto E4 Plus smartphone has surfaced online, and it reportedly carries a 5,000 mAh battery. If this is true, this smartphone could be the company’s largest battery incorporated into their handset.

Motorola is known for using high-capacity batteries in their DROID handsets. However, the largest battery up to now was DROID Turbo’s 3,900 mAh battery. Unlike, the Turbo, Moto E4 is far from being a flagship for the company. Certain leaked images of the handset have shown that the back cover of the smartphone is completely removable. This would be well-appreciated by fans who would love the ability to replace the battery when it is dead. The leaked images of the handset were discovered yesterday.

Some of the other rumoured specs are a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution. There will be 16GB of internal storage and 2GB/3GB RAM. The phone will be powered by a Mail-T720MP2 (600MHz) GPU and a MediaTek MT6737M SoC containing a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, reports PhoneArena. As regards the camera configuration, the Motorola Moto E4 Plus will come with a 5MP selfie snapper and a 13MP rear camera. The handset will reportedly launch first n Europe and then in other countries. The price of the handset is expected to be around US$210 (AU$280 approx).