Motorola Moto X: Press Images and Camera UI Leak
Image Credit: @evleaks

Motorola Moto X: Press Images and Camera UI Leak


Few secrets remain concerning Motorola’s upcoming Moto X smartphone, with both official press images and screenshots of the handset’s camera user interface leaking this week. The most recent leaks arrive as Motorla prepares for its August 1 press event, which will undoubtedly launch what has become perhaps 2013’s most-leaked gadget.

Asserting his role as the king of the hardware leakers, Twitter user @evleaks posted press images of both black and white Moto X handsets.

“While these are only two variants you’ll likely find at your local carrier store, don’t forget that one of the device’s killer features is that you will also be able to ‘design’ the phone yourself via Motorola’s official site. There, you’ll find a plethora of colors,” said Phandroid.

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A press photo posted on Slash Gear shows a group of blonde models wearing hats and sunglasses, with one clutching a phone that looks identical to the alleged Moto X shown in the flood of leaked images.

Based on leaked tutorial screen shots posted by Android Police, the Moto X camera UI retains the general look and feel of stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean’s native camera – but with a few added bells and whistles. A hidden settings wheel that is revealed by swiping from the left side of the screen will allow users to toggle different shooting modes. As with stock Android, swiping from the right opens the photo and video gallery.

“There is no shutter button on the Moto X and pictures can instead be taken by tapping – and holding for burst mode – anywhere in the viewfinder. Additionally, digital zoom can be done with swiping up and down on the screen with the camera launched,” explained Android Central.

Another function, called Quick Capture, launches the camera after two flicks of a user’s wrist. Quick Capture can be accessed from anywhere, be it the home screen or inside another app, regardless of the screen being password or pattern locked. A photo of the settings wheel shows a “slow motion video” option, as well.

As far as specs, current leaks suggest that the Moto X will sport a 4.7-inch 720p display and be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor rated at 1.7GHz. It is expected to pack 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Motorola’s new handset is also said to run Android 4.2.2 – the latest version of the mobile operating system.

Expect the August 1 event to confirm what most of the world has known for weeks. All that seems to be left to speculation are the exact customizations that Motorola will offer for one-off Moto X orders.

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