As far as leaks go, this one’s pretty much as good as you’re going to get: a video advertising the upcoming Motorola Moto X smartphone has appeared online, revealing the look of the long-awaited handset, as well as some of its key features.
The promo video, intended for customers looking to pick the handset up from Canadian network Rogers, has been posted in its entirety to the Google Plus page of Дима Прокопенко , and was obviously intended to accompany the phone upon it official release. And with take down orders hitting those who have subsequently reposted the video, it seems a legit clip. Whoever was supposed to have had this under lock and key is probably getting a good telling off right about now.
So what does it reveal?
As well as showing off a chassis not unlike the Google/LG Nexus 4’s, the handset is also shown to have an always-on voice recognition service, one that learns the pitch and tone of your own voice so as to only respond to your commands.
There’s also an “Active Updates” notification light, that blinks to tell you when an email or text message has been received, giving you an at-a-glance look at the information awaiting you behind the lockscreen.
Camera modes include burst shooting (triggered simply by leaving your finger on the screen a little longer), and the ability to fire up the camera app just by twisting your wrist while holding the phone.
According to the Rogers leak, the handset will hit Canadian stores in black and white, this August. We’ll keep you posted with official release data for the UK and beyond once we get it.