Moto X 2016 phones with modular backplates to be announced at Lenovo Tech World on June 9

Motorola Moto X 2016

Motorola Moto X (2016) and new Droid smartphone with metal body surfaced earlier today. Today Lenovo has announced its Tech World 2016 event where it will unveil the next Moto X flagship smartphone along with its first consumer-ready Project Tango smartphone that was first announced at the CES earlier this year.

Lenovo Tech World 2016

Lenovo said that the Motorola phone will dramatically change the way people think about and use their most personal devices – in a snap, hinting at the modular backplate that has been confirmed by Venture Beat. These backplates called Amps will fit in the 16 holes and a simple colored backplate will come free with two handsets Moto handsets codenamed Vector Thin and Vertex or Droid Turbo 3 and Droid Maxx 3 for Verizon.

Motorola Moto X 2016

Other modules such as stereo speakers, battery pack, camera grip with flash and optical zoom, pico projector and rugged cover with wide angle lens attachment will be sold separately. according to the leak. Both from Moto as well as third-party manufacturers will sell them. These are connected magnetically and the protruding camera lens will be flush when the Amps are attached.

Moto X (2016) Vector Thin rumored specifications

  • 5.5-inch (1440×2560 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED display
  • 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 3GB / 4GB LPDDR4  RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Laser AF, OIS, 4K video recording
  • 5.2mm thick
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 2600mAh battery

Moto X (2016) Vertex rumored specifications

  • 5.5-inch (1920 ×1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB with 32GB storage / 2GB with 16GB storage, expandable memory with microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
  • 7mm thick
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE, 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
  • 3500mAh battery

The Lenovo Tech World 2016 happens in San Francisco on June 9th at 10:00AM PST (10:30 PM IST). Lenovo said that it will also share a glimpse of some of the most interesting technology concepts from its labs around the world. It will also offer live stream for the event on its YouTube channel. Check out the video sneak peek below.



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