Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1

Retiring tipster extraordinaire @evleaks hands out one last "gift" before he quits

Wondering what the Motorola Moto X’s successor, the Moto X+1, is going to look like? Well, wonder no more, because serial smartphone-outer @evleaks has posted what appears to be an official press shot of the upcoming handset.

The Moto X was a phone we liked very much (read our full Moto X review to find out precisely why) and we’re hoping its replacement builds on that, but so far we don’t know a whole lot about it.

Wood you believe it?

Rumours point to a 5.2in screen 1080p screen, a 12MP camera and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor – and while the new images don’t confirm or deny any of that, they do confirm that the wooden finish option will still be available. Wood fans around the world, you can rest easy.

We’ll likely know everything about the phone on 4th September, when Motorola seems set to officially unveil it alongside its Moto 360 smartwatch and Moto G budget smartphone replacement. So make sure you check back then for a big old mobile news explosion.

A quick postscript to all this: @evleaks is about to stop being a leaker. Evan Blass, the man behind the account, framed the Moto X+1 image as a “retirement gift” – one last leak before he goes. Blass suffers from MS, and has found that running @evleaks full-time doesn’t generate enough income to cover his medical bills. An Indiegogo campaign to help Blass has been set up in the last few weeks, but as of now one of the most reliable leakers in tech is hanging up his hat.

[Source: @evleaks]

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