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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.

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