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Moto X+1 to feature rear power button?

A new report suggests the Moto X+1 will feature a rear power button when it is potentially launched later this week.

The Moto X+1 is scheduled for an official launch later this week, but until then we’ll have to satisfy ourselves with leaks like this.

Today’s report suggests that the Moto X+1 will come with a rear power button set into the phone’s Motorola logo.

Previously the logo was merely a concave circle on the back of the Moto X and Moto G, but for the Moto X+1 it seems the logo is getting an upgrade.

Just as LG did with the LG G2 and now the LG G3, Motorola is giving its next flagship a rear-mounted power button, which may also double as a function key depending on the app you’re currently running.

The report doesn’t give any indication as to what these functions could be, but it could make for an interesting tweak to Motorola’s phone design.

As you can see from the TKTechNews sourced images below, the Moto X+1 will continue the tradition set by its predecessor of offering unusual design materials. Apparently, the Moto X+1 will be offered in wood, denim, leather and plastic among other materials come launch.

Supporting previous rumours, you can clearly see the dual front-facing speakers present in the Moto X+1.

What’s also interesting is that the Moto X+1 has some fairly distinctive sensors on the front, either side of the speakers. Apparently, they are intended to function with Moto Aware software and are connected in some way to the Motorola Moto 360.

There’s also the possibility that these sensors may relate to a 3D user interface technology similar to that offered by the Amazon Fire Phone.

We’ll be intrigued to hear more about the Moto X+1 at its official launch later this week. TrustedReviews will be on hand to bring you all the latest.

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