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Moto X+1: metal build, material options, 3D screen, and rear button

Rumors by Luke Jones on Monday September 01, 2014.

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The Moto X+1 has leaked enough times now that when the handset is actually launched in three days' time we will already know most of the things there is to know about it. However, a new detailed shot of the Moto X+1 from TKNews throws up plenty of fresh information about the Motorola flagship and even raises a few new questions.

Arguably the most interesting thing the source says is that the Moto logo on the rear of the handset will actually double as a button. This will not be like LG's rear button configuration, as the standard volume and power buttons on the X+1 will be on the sides. This rear button/logo will instead be able to be customized to be used for different things, depending on the taste of the user. That's all the information we have, but I presume that means you can customize it to open a gallery, open a browser, take a photo, and so on and so forth.

The report also gives us more information on the design of the Moto X+1. Motorola's handset showed up two weeks ago in dazzlingly clear renders, but this new image shows close up detail and the source gives clearer information on the build materials. The Moto X+1 will be built on an aluminium frame and will have rear plate options of leather, wood, or plastic (who would choose this with the other options available?). Amazingly, there will also be a carbon fibre version, although this will be exclusive to Verizon over the holiday period. As with the original Moto X, the X+1 will get the Moto Maker design customization suite.

The image of the smartphone also threw up a mystery, one we have encountered before. There are several sensors dotted around the Moto X+1 front panel, but at the moment it is not clear what they are for. Most likely is that these sensors will act as some kind of 3D or depth perception, meaning the X+1 will have a 3D screen. That is not confirmed though and ahead of the September 4th launch it seems Motorola has managed to keep some secrets intact.

source: Android Beat

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