New Moto X leaks offer peek of all-metal body design

The Droid line may also ditch all the black and red, opting for splashes of color and a rounded home button.

Lenovo is putting its own stamp on the newly acquired Moto line of smartphones. A couple of recent leaks show that an upcoming Moto X has an all-metal build, which would be a stark departure from the colorful design choices available in Moto Maker.

The images displayed by French site nowhereelse.fr, which has scored a number of leaks of recent, show an all-metal back and a front that includes a squarish home button and what looks like two other software keys. The camera is more dominant, with very noticeable “Moto” branding. This could just be another choice inside of Moto Maker designed to give another level of customization.

As for the Droid line, which is a Verizon-branded exclusive, there’s an even more stark departure from the usual black-and-red styling. A leaked picture offers a phone with a multi-colored landscape on the back.

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The newest version of Verizon’s Droid line may be way more colorful.

This might be part of a goal to give the Droid a broader appeal, as the phone has always had a very particular personality with deep blacks and an angry robot speaking “Drooooid” when you launch the phone.

Why this matters: Now that Moto is under the auspices of Lenovo, this will be our first look at how the company will use the classic brand. It appears the plan is to keep with the Moto X and Droid lines, but make some style and hardware tweaks to appeal more broadly to other buyers.

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