large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Moto X+1 stars in leaked press shots

Motorola’s X 1 has appeared in a new leak, although this time the source isn’t a blurry snap. Instead, mobile fans have been treated to a hi–res press shot, two whole weeks before the device is due to be launched.

The image, courtesy of renowned leaker Evan Blass (known also as @evleaks), shows the new flagship phone in all its glory. The shot shows off plans for a wooden rear panel, a front–facing speaker grille and dual flash.

Blass, who has retired from serving up smartphone leaks but says this is his parting gift to his followers, did not reveal any more details on his Twitter feed.

Previous rumours have suggested the phone will have a full HD 5.2-inch screen use a 2.5GHz quad core processor, have 16GB of storage and come with a 12 megapixel camera. This will all be backed up by the latest 4.4.4 version of Google Android, minus any nasty bloatware.

Those specs suggest the Lenovo–owned mobile maker is set to release one of late 2014’s very best handsets. Moto is holding an event in Chicago on 4 September, the same day as Samsung will show off its new Galaxy Note 4 flagship.

Competition is likely to be stiff, but if the Moto X 1 is anything like last year’s Moto X, then it will at least receive a decent critical reception, even if commercially it may struggle against the big hitters.

Read more: Motorola Moto X review

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.