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Leak indicates Lenovo is preparing to launch two versions of a new modular Moto X

According to Evan Blass, Venture Beat writer and the man behind the majority of the Moto G4 leaks, Lenovo has built two versions of its Motorola-branded X devices that will allow for modular backplates along the lines of LG’s friends.

There will be six magnetically-adhering modules, or “amps,” at launch reports Blass’s source, including stereo speakers, a battery pack and a camera grip with flash.

Blass says the phones themselves are titled the “Vertex” and “Vector Thin.” The Vector Thin is the more high-end handset, with a Quad HD resolution, Qualcomm 820 Snapdragon SoC and 32 GB of internal storage. It will also purportedly have 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and a 13 megapixel sensor camera with OIS.

The Vertex, in contrast, will have a full HD display, Snapdragon 625 SoC and 16 GB of internal storage. Its camera will have a 16 megapixel sensor and laser-assisted and phase detection autofocus.

In appearance, the Vertex is reported to be 7mm in thickness, in comparison to the Vector Thin’s 5.2mm. Only a few days ago Blass posted stating that a leaked photo of the Moto X from December 2015 was “100% real.”

The picture was initially found on Chinese site cnBeta. Yesterday, Blass followed up with two promotional pictures of what appear to be the same device that were leaked by HelloMotoK on Google Plus.

The overall design didn’t go over well with many of his followers, one Twitter user writing, “Is that the new benchmark for ugliness?”

Whether or not the design is a hit, if the leak proves truthful, potential buyers will likely have to contend with a more premium price than has been seen before for the Moto X.

Related reading: New Moto G4 Plus will likely include 3GB of RAM and 16 megapixel camera

[source]HelloMotoK[/source][via]Evleaks[/via]

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