There May Not Be A Moto X5

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Lenovo-owned Motorola is expected to launch quite a few devices in the coming weeks. As many as six smartphones in the Moto E and G series have been leaked so far. However, there appears to be a shadow of uncertainty over the company’s X lineup. A new report has claimed that the company won’t launch the Moto X5 and instead focus on the E, G and Z series of smartphones.

Leaked Moto X5 Render

However, the report hasn’t claimed that this is the end of the road for the X series. The Moto X4 was launched in India back in November 2017. The device entered that segment of the market where not a lot of phones resided. With a great build quality, software and camera performance, the Moto X4 is still a great pick for people willing to spend about Rs. 20,000 on a smartphone.

However, Motorola appears to have other plans for the smartphone series. Along with the Moto X series, the company will also do away with niche Moto Mods. This means that Motorola might concentrate on more battery and style mods instead of a gamepad or the Polaroid camera mods.


This report has surfaced after Lenovo apparently laid off about 50% of Motorola’s workforce. However, the company, later on, cleared the air around the rumours:

In late 2017, Lenovo announced a worldwide resource action that would occur over the next several quarters, and impacting less than two percent of its global workforce. This week’s employment reductions are a continuation of that process.

We are reducing our Motorola operations in Chicago however this did not impact half of our workforce there and our Moto Z family will continue.

The Moto X5 was leaked back in January along with the Moto G lineup. This could mean that the company was working on the Moto X5 and then decided to scrape it off. However, nothing can be said with certainty as of now.

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