This Could be the Moto X5, and It Appears to Have an iPhone X-Like Notch

The Moto X5 is probably the strangest of them all, with its iPhone X-like notch and white software button at the bottom of the screen and there’s no fingerprint sensor in sight anywhere.

Whether that means the X5 will be the second handset ever to sport an in-display fingerprint scanner or not (following the vivo X20 Plus UD) remains to be seen.

Forgoing this authentication method completely would be a strangely Apple-emulating move on Motorola’s part.

 

  • The Moto X4 from 2017 brought back a beloved line of phones, even if it didn’t impress us and couldn’t match the personal feel of previous models.
  • It wasn’t all bad, though, and did feature a fresh design for Motorola, along with water resistance and space in the Android One atmosphere for the first time.

So, even if the Moto X4 was a phone we’d pass on today, the Moto X5 could be a phone to keep an eye on. Like with the Moto G6 family, we may have a first look at the Moto X5 for you today.

Moto X5 specs, other details

  • For one, this new Moto X5 sports minimal bezel (“Borderless,” rounded corners) with a 5.9″ FHD+ (18:9) display, much like other recent releases from companies like OnePlus, Google, Samsung, and LG.
  • Look closely, though – see anything different? That appears to be a top iPhone X-like notch at the top of the phone, with status bar icons split on either side of it.Embedded in the notch is a dual camera setup, along with a speaker.
  • How will Android notifications work with that notch? That’s a good question, one we don’t have an answer to.

Additionally, there isn’t a fingerprint reader at the bottom of the device, but we are seeing a new white software button, likely as a means of navigation in the way that Motorola’s former front-facing fingerprint reader provided (swipe navigation).

My guess is that you’ll be able to choose from this single software button or the traditional on-screen 3-button setup of back, home, and app switcher.

Speaking of fingerprint readers – is there one? Clearly, there isn’t one on the front, yet the Motorola logo on the back could act as one. Is it in-display? We don’t have a definitive answer on that setup.

That image above claims that there are four cameras in total on the phone, the two up front and another two on the back. Something called “Moto XP” or “Moto’s Smart Ai” is included too.


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