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A mysterious Motorola phone has leaked, and it’s sporting a curvy notch

Another day, another leak – only this time what we’re looking at is something of a mystery. We know it’s a Motorola phone, but what?

Look closely at the picture below, originally leaked to Chinese social network Weibo, and you’ll see the question is seemingly answered for us. At the top of the screen, you can clearly see the words “moto g(6) plus”. Mystery solved, right?

Well it would be, if the Moto G6 Plus didn’t already exist. Not only that, but it didn’t feature a notch – let alone a handsome curved one like the mystery phone in the picture is sporting.

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So what gives? It could be an old prototype that Motorola decided to ditch, but that would seem odd given that notches are very much in fashion. Another possibility is that it’s a follow up to the device – could we be looking at the Moto G7 or G6 Plus Plus?

If so, it’s remarkably similar looking to the G6 Plus. Notch aside, the only obvious design difference from a design standpoint is that the fingerprint reader has been relocated to the back of the handset, thanks to the reduced bezel.

Whatever we’re looking at, Motorola does look like it’s embracing the notch one way or another. We’ve already seen an iPhone X-esque Motorola P30 sporting a wider, flatter notch and the Motorola One Power also feels somewhat familiar.

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If our mystery curved-notch phone turns out to be an early prototype of the P30 or One Power, it’s a baffling design decision to change courses. The curved notch is significantly easier on the eyes, and looks a bit more distinctive in a market that’s suddenly drowning in handsets with angular notches.

With IFA 2018 about to get underway, it’s a reasonable bet that at least one of these phones will be revealed in the coming days, so keep an eye on Trusted Reviews for the latest.

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