Alleged Moto X5 picture shows four cameras, bezel-less design, iPhone X-like notch

New reports about Motorola’s new lineup of smartphones have started to pop up recently. We’ve already talked about the Moto E5, Motorola’s next budget-friendly smartphone coming in the first half of the year, so let’s take a look at yet another unannounced device that should be announced soon – the Moto X5.

The sequel to the Moto X4 comes with a slightly different design. For once, the Moto X5 is a truly bezel-less smartphone, but what makes it stand out is the iPhone X-like notch at the top, which seems to have been included to make room to the dual front cameras.

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Apple's marketing VP dubs the iPhone X notch 'one of the most sophisticated pieces of technology'

There’s little doubt that the iPhone X is Apple’s most controversial phone in recent memory, mainly on account of the “notch and horns” approach to achieving its touted “all-screen” design. For some, the notch is an eyesore and app developers’ nightmare, others say they’ve gotten used to it, and even like the distinct look it gives to their expensive iPhone.

To no surprise, Apple’s VP of iPod, iPhone, and iOS product marketing Greg Joswiak seems to be of the second type. Recently, he sat down for an interview, and here’s what was revealed about the notch-y …

Report: Next Huawei flagship will feature an iPhone X-like notch

The weird notch that’s probably the defining trait of the iPhone X seems like a love or hate affair, as you can either like it or find it annoying. In any case, let’s agree that it’s a controversial feature that might or might not make it in future iPhones.

Just like many times in the past, Apple and Android smartphones market are borrowing design features or technologies from each other. Obviously, that’s not bad at all since we all want the best of the best when we buy a new flagship.

Well, it looks like Huawei wants to take that controversial notch design …

Notch you worry: the best iOS apps optimized for the iPhone X

The Notch and the Horns. While that may sound like the name of an English pub, the horns on the two sides of the notch can actually serve a purpose with their active screen area, believe it or not, and we don’t mean simply showing the battery icon or network status. 

Apple sacrificed so many things to make the TrueDepth 3D face-mapping camera set on the iPhone X really good, that you might have already started wondering if it’s all been worth it. First off, Apple was so certain that Face ID can work flawlessly, that it disposed of the home button …

The iPhone X doesn’t actually need the TrueDepth camera kit in its notch for Animoji

Apple is betting so hard on the added value of its inimitable TrueDepth camera kit that allows Face ID biometric unlocking and entertaining crowd-pleasers like Animojis, that it made several compromises with the look and app compatibility of the iPhone X (looking at you, notch-y top).

Well, folks were perfectly fine with unlocking their phone via the Touch ID finger scanner, and now it turns out that the Animoji feature may not even need the TrueDepth set, so… Wait, what? Apparently, even when you cover everything in the notch area but the regular …

Take that notch and shove it in the display's corner: check out the leaked fully bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s

2017 was the year when two major events happened in the smartphone world: the fall of the bezel and the rise of the notch. We are talking, of course, about manufacturers slimming out the frame around their phone screens more and more. As a result, some were forced to put their selfie cameras and other front-facing sensors in a cutaway in the display’s real estate, which is now affectionately called “the notch”. You may have seen it on the iPhone X, but the Essential Phone is also notable for featuring the little bundle of love.

Manufacturers that don’t have “the notch” will have a bit of …

Notch Remover is another iOS app aiming to fill the iPhone X top

Another day, another iPhone X notch-modifier app gets the nod in the App Store. This time around it is simply called Notch Remover, and does what it says on the tin – takes any image you throw at it, and rounds it up to the nearest corner, placing one uninterrupted black bar at the top, as if you have a bezel without a cutout. 

It won’t function in apps, of course, or anything like that, but will improve the look of the home and lock screens if you are not the notch-y type, as the fitting images can then go into your wallpaper sets. Needless to say, you will …

Tired of the $999 horns already? This iOS app hides the iPhone X notch

Yeah, you did drop a thousand dollars on that snazzy new iPhone X, but chances are you have not grown to love that notch. It’s the weirdest aspect of this new iPhone, marring its otherwise clean aesthetics like a zit on sophomore high-schooler’s forehead.
Thankfully, app developers have stepped up their game and have been developing ways to hide the display horns between two layers of inactive OLED pixels. You can do that with a cleverly-designed wallpapers, the kind that Notcho, a new app on the App Store, has in store.
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Don't like the iPhone X notch? Here's 15 wallpapers that make it disappear!

The iPhone X’s “notch” has got to be one of the most divisive design choices made by Apple in recent years. The classic iPhone silhouette is one of the most recognizable in tech – heck, even in modern culture in general. A large rectangle with rounded corners and a smaller rectangle within it, positioned atop an even smaller circle. Three simple shapes that, when arranged like that, are universally recognized as an iPhone. But then the iPhone X comes along to erase all bezels and remove the home button, and how does Apple strive to make its silhouette iconic in a new way? …

Poll results: the iPhone X notch draws hate and ridicule

So, Apple has finally updated its iPhone design and wow… did it do it in a controversial way. First, the only way to get the new form-factor is by coughing up $1k on the premium iPhone X, then, there is the fact that if you can only afford the more reasonably-priced iPhone 8 you’ll find that it’s rocking the 4-year-old design that we’ve had since the iPhone 6.

Anyway, not all is ponies and happiness with the iPhone X, however. Its all-display front actually has a weird-looking forehead. Some might say Apple’s top-notch phone is ruined by a top notch. Of course, it’s used to house the phone’s …