What you’re about to see is a selection of photos of what very much appears to be the front panel from the upcoming Motorola smartphone known as Moto X. This device is manufactured by Motorola and will be assembled in the USA, being part of a massive campaign through the group’s parent company Google, pushed as an ideal everyman phone for the Summer of 2013. The images you’re seeing here show the front reinforced glass panel (likely Corning Gorilla Glass) that’ll keep the device’s display safe from everyday harm.
This glass panel works with markings that suggest its existence as a tester part. These markings include numbers and code in its upper right in white and the big ‘ol “MOTOROLA CONFIDENTIAL PROPERTY” down in its center below its display hole. We’re also expecting that the new Motorola logo in this panel’s upper left will be axed from the final edition of the device.
ABOVE: The first official Moto X event will be taking place on the 1st of August – that’s this Thursday. SlashGear will be there all day with some Moto X hands-on action before the day is over; that you can bank on!
Each of the holes you’re seeing here will quite likely stick around, on the other hand. Up to the right you’ll find a sizeable front-facing camera hole, while the center top features a standard hole for an ear-aimed speaker. Beside this earpiece you’ll find two more holes, one each for proximity sensor and light sensor.
Down below, just above the word MOTOROLA, you’ll find another hole you’d be smart to bet on being one of at least two microphone holes. Below you’ll find a bit of a D shape in the bottom of the panel, this indicating the panel to be going down the side and low enough to need to move aside for the device’s microUSB port.
While this device has been rumored to be working with some sort of “Magic Glass” that spills over its edges by certain Android bloggers, this panel appears to have a much more standard plastic rim which – by all means – feels like the glass continues around the edges while the unit remains relatively protected with a much more flexible bit of material keeping the glass safe.
Thanks for the tip, RealGo!