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New Moto X phones to feature modular design?

By James Lu - on 10 May 2016, 10:43am

New Moto X phones to feature modular design?

After leaked images of Motorola's new Moto X phones appeared yesterday, new details have surfaced suggesting that the phones will have modular designs, with back plates able to swapped out for modules with various capabilities.

VentureBeat reports that there are actually two new Moto X phones, the Vertex and Vector Thin, and they both feature customizable, modular bodies.

According to VentureBeat, the array of dots we saw at the rear of the phones, is not a speaker grille but a series of connection pins.

Motorola has apparently designed six "Amps" (modules) that add new features to the phone, including a stereo speaker, a battery pack, a camera grip with flash and optical zoom, a pico projector and a rugged cover with wide-angle lens attachment. While there's a fairly significant camera bump on both phones, it should be much less pronounced once the modules are attached over the back cover.

The LG G5 also sports modular capabilities, but requires turning off and removing the battery every time you want to add a new attachment. The Vertex and Vector Thin attach modules directly to the back, which should be faster and more convenient.

VentureBeat also claims to know the specs of the new Moto X phones: both have 5.5-inch AMOLED displays, while the Vertex has a full HD display and Vector Thin features Quad HD resolution. The Vector Thin will have 32GB of storage and either 3GB or 4GB RAM, while the Vertex will have 16GB of storage and 2GB RAM or 32GB of storage and 3GB RAM. As befits its name, the Vector Thin is also extra thin at just 5.2mm.

Source: VentureBeat

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