Motorola's Moto X could be the next device to sport the new nano-SIM cards, judging by a photo that reportedly leaked out of Hong Kong this week.
Engadget today published this photo, which appears to show the Moto X with its nano-SIM tray ejected.
The nano-SIM is 40 percent smaller than the micro-SIM currently used in most devices, so it's easily recognizable, and the phone in the image appears to match up with some previous Moto X leaks.
Image credit: Engadget
Casualties of the SIM war
The Padfone Infinity phablet's use of nano-SIM proves that you don't have to be as small as the iPhone 5 to utilize the new, smaller SIM standard.
But it's unclear why Motorola would choose to switch to nano-SIM, especially given its opposition to the technology.
Nokia said in a statement at the time that Apple's nano-SIM was "technically inferior" to its own tech and even to the existing micro-SIM, and that "the existing micro-SIM (3FF) will continue to be a preferred option for many manufacturers."
But if today's leak turns out to be the real deal then it would seem Nokia's former SIM wartime bedfellow, Motorola, disagrees.
- We won't have to wait much longer to find out for sure: the Moto X launches Aug. 1, and rumor has it the X shipped to carriers yesterday.
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