The “Moto X” will be the first Motorola smartphone that Google had a real hand in designing. While it is indeed highly anticipated for that reason, it also may run into some big barriers right out of the gate that may prevent the handset from finding any real success. While the world waits to see exactly what Google and Motorola have up their collective sleeve, a new photo of what is claimed to be the Moto X was published on Wednesday by PhoneArena. The phone pictured is being tested on Sprint’s 4G LTE network, though little else can be ascertained from the image. When it launches later this year, the Moto X will reportedly feature a 720p display, a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, a 10-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and Android Jelly Bean. The leaked Moto X photo follows below.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.