Motorola is supposedly working on a couple of new products for 2017 - the Moto G5 and a new Moto Z.
After releasing a number of Moto Mods last year, Motorola has been relatively quiet save for a few rumors here and there regarding the possible new Moto Z and Moto G phones.
Moto Z 2017
The latest on the Moto Z front is that it may come with an iris scanner. A patent filing was recently uncovered which details how the supposed iris scanner will be possible through a couple of narrow-angled lenses strategically located on the front of the Moto Z.
Android Headlines notes that the concept of an iris scanner on a smartphone is nothing new. Samsung had dibs at the idea with its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.
Another Motorola handset rumored to be coming this year is the Moto G5. Motorola's line of budget phones has not disappointed so far and the G5 is set to follow its predecessors' footsteps.
The Mot G5 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch display with 1920 x 10180-pixel resolution. It will run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 and have 2 to 3FB of RAM though there is supposedly a 4GB variant. The Moto G5 will also have 16GB to 32GB internal memory which is expandable to 128GB via the microSDXC card slot.
Looking at its history, Motorola does not prefer a certain period of the year to launch and release their products. The Moto G, for example, was revealed and released on November 13, 2013, while the G2 was announced on Sept. 5, 2014, and released a day later. The Moto G3 was revealed and released also on the same date in 2015 - July 28. The latest from the Moto G series, the G4, was unveiled in May last year and dropped in stores the following month.
According to Trusted Reviews, the Moto G5 should be expected sometime around February or March. The company has already confirmed that it will participate in the Mobile World Congress in Spain starting at the end of February.