Motorola is among the many companies that will be at MWC, which will begin in just eight days. Lenovo, which owns Motorola, is expected to launch several devices at the tech event, including a new Moto G.
Recent leaks have revealed lots of interesting information on the devices that Motorola might announce at the event. A new report has revealed maybe the most interesting information yet, saying that at least two Motorola smartphones will come without fingerprint sensors.
The phones will instead feature facial recognition technology, similar to what there is on the Apple iPhone X. Apple’s premium phone was one of the first to do that but recent rumors have revealed that some smartphones might go that route in 2018.
Recent leaks have revealed that the company is planning to announce phones such as the Moto X5, Moto G6 and Moto Z3 in 2018. The new Moto G phones are rumored to be coming to MWC, where some of the Moto G phones have been launched in the past.
Leaked renders of the three upcoming Moto G6 phones show that they will have fingerprint scanners. The Moto G6 and Plus version appear to have the fingerprint scanner on the home button while the Moto G6 Play, a version that is returning after two years, will have the fingerprint sensor on the back.
If the Moto G6 phones come with fingerprint scanners then that means the facial recognition technology might be part of the Moto X5 and Moto Z3. The Moto E5 is also rumored to be launching this year so we don’t know if that technology will also be part of that device.
The Moto Z3 and Moto X5 are rumored to be making an appearance along with the Moto G6 at MWC but that hasn’t been confirmed yet. In last year’s event, the company announced the Moto G5. The Moto Z2 and Moto X4 were launched later that year.
Motorola isn’t the first company rumored to be leaving out fingerprint scanners for facial recognition technology. A few weeks back, reports mentioned that Xiaomi’s Mi 7 smartphone would ditch the fingerprint scanner in favor of facial recognition technology. Xiaomi has confirmed its appearance at the event but reports have revealed that the company will not unveil its Mi 7 there, so we’ll have to wait to see if the facial recognition rumors are true.