Mystery Motorola Smartphone Allegedly Leaked In New Video

Images and video of an unidentified Motorola smartphone have appeared on Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn, strengthening rumors about Motorola and Google’s mysterious “X” handset. Earlier this year the Wall Street Journal reported that this new “X” smartphone would be separate from Motorola’s line of Droid devices and would serve as another product line altogether.

The phone in the video seems to be an early prototype, but Motorola will have to step up its game with its next flagship given Google’s recent comments about the manufacturer’s upcoming products. The video compares this unidentified Motorola handset alongside Apple’s iPhone 5, showing that the two are similar in size. The device appears to be thinner and sleeker than Motorola’s line of existing Android-based smartphones such as the Droid RAZR line.

According to the footage, this unconfirmed device comes with a smooth, nonremovable back plate with Motorola’s logo stamped in the middle. The software resembles a stock version of Android judging by the visible clock widget, but little else can be determined.

This video follows a purportedly leaked image and spec list that are believed to be in reference to Motorola’s “X” smartphone. Yesterday, AndroidWorld posted a photo of a shadowy Motorola handset with a logo that spells “Motorola nXt” alongside it. The image is unclear, but the form factor looks slightly different from what we’ve seen in today’s video. The phone’s edges are much sharper and more angular than the soft corners depicted in the clip on Tinhte.vn.

Google recently laid off 1,200 Motorola employees following a massive staff cut of 4,200 this past August. The search engine giant slammed Motorola earlier this month for a lack of “innovative” and “transformative” products.

Can Motorola’s mysterious new handset bring back the innovation Google is looking for? Check out the video below to see for yourself. 

AUTHOR BIO
Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for Laptopmag.com since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
Lisa Eadicicco on
Twitter Google+
LEAVE A REPLY
Name*
Email* (will not be published)
Website
*Indicates required field
Comments*
Submit Comments

FIND A REVIEW
Laptops
All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Brand
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating Editor's Choice 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
Resolution
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options
SUBSCRIBE