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Leaked pic may be our first look at the 2016 Moto X

Updated 4 years ago
Published Apr 7th, 2016 9:15PM EDT
Moto X 2016 Leaked Photo
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

We haven’t heard a lot from the entity formerly known as Motorola ever since it got completely swallowed up by Lenovo. However, it looks like Lenovo still has the old Motorola team working on a new flagship device and a newly leaked picture might give us our first look at it. Droid Life points us to a new pic posted by HelloMotoHK that shows what appears to be a new Motorola device with a fingerprint scanner placed prominently at the bottom.

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Here is the photo in question:

As you can see, the fingerprint scanner is located on the bottom of the device, just as it is on the Galaxy S7. Motorola had originally planned to implement a fingerprint scanner on the backside of the Google Nexus 6, which had led to speculation that it would take a similar approach when it came time to add a fingerprint scanner to its own devices.

For what it’s worth, Droid Life also notices what appears to be a USB Type-C port just below the fingerprint scanner and also a front-facing speaker at the top of the device.

That said, this leaked photo isn’t really clear and it could obviously be a prototype that will never see the light of day, so don’t go around thinking this will be the final design.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.