This could and probably will be the first year for Moto devices being released without their ‘Motorola’ branding. Instead, we are expecting to see shipped smartphones using ‘Moto by Lenovo’ branding. The one thing the new line will retain is the circled M logo.
With that in mind, Lenovo is close to announcing the Moto X 4th Gen, a smartphone expected to launch by the end of the summer sporting a metal housing, according to Evan Blass and an image leaked late last year. Moto X 4th Gen will likely also be available as a plasticky variant, one that will feature a rather recusant texture as seen in one of the alleged press renders below. This could mean that the Moto Maker tool is here to stay for at least another year.