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Next-gen Moto X might feature modular covers

Motorola Moto X 2016 Android smartphone with modular cover
Motorola Moto X 2016
The new handsets will launch next to six modules known as "amps" that have the same purpose as the "friends" that can be attached to the LG G5 flagship.

The new Moto X and Droid handsets are expected to show up in early June and, unlike their predecessors, they are expected to adopt the semi-modular design already used by LG for the G5 flagship. While the details are not public yet, Motorola's parent company Lenovo already announced that during its second Tech World conference "new mobile technology" that allows users to change the way they use their handsets "in a snap" will be unveiled.

According to notorious leakster and Venture Beat editor Evan Blass, the new Motorola Moto X will be able to use modules known as "amps," but they will offer more than just improved audio capabilities. He added that six such modules will be available at launch - an extra battery pack, a projector module, a stereo speaker, a camera grip with optical zoom and flash, a rugged cover with a wide-angle lens attachment, as well as a colored backplate.

No less than two Moto X versions are expected to launch this summer. The first one, dubbed Vector Thin, should pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 3 GB or 4 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and a 16 MP main camera. The other, codenamed Vertex, will be a cheaper handset, using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 2 GB or 3 GB RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, and a 13 MP main camera. However, the cheaper Vertex is expected to feature a 3500 mAh battery, while its sibling will only have a 2600 mAh power pack.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-05-10 (Update: 2016-05-10)