Soon-to-arrive Moto X-branded smartphones will offer support for modular accessories, reports suggest, with two devices seemingly primed for launch at a special event on June 9th.
The Moto X Vector Thin and Moto X Vertex will feature a set of 16 dots at the bottom. Earlier reports suggested these were part of a speaker grille. In fact, they will allow users to attach accessories to boost the capabilities of their smartphones in new and interesting ways.
Motorola is said to be priming six accessories for launch. Dubbed ‘Amps’, they will include a rugged cover with wide angle camera lens, a camera grip with dedicated flash and optical zoom, a pico projector, a battery pack, stereo speakers and an interchangeable back plate.
Comparisons will doubtless be made with the recently launched LG G5, which also offers support for a range of modular accessories.
However unlike Moto's contenders, LG's accessories require users to remove the G5's battery in order to attach them.
The Moto X Vector Thin will measure just 5.2mm, compared with the Vertex’s 7mm. Consequently, the latter has room for a larger battery.
The Vertex will come with a 16-megapixel camera with laser-assisted and phase-detection autofocus, while the Vector Thin will feature a 13-megapixel shooter with laser autofocus smarts.
Both phones are likely to run Android Marshmallow out of the box and are set to be unveiled at the Lenovo Tech World event on June 9th.