Last week we got a glimpse at the Moto X’s new gesture-based camera UI in a leaked video, though it was the briefest of glimpses. Now we have received an in-depth look at this camera UI thanks to Android Police, which has posted a set of screenshots of the camera in action.
At first glance, the camera UI is quite minimalist to look at, much like what see on phones running on stock Android, though Motorola has added quite a few swipe and touch functions to the camera. One can swipe left or right to open the gallery and the settings menu respectively and as was seen last week, twisting the wrist twice opens the camera. There’s also a new slow-motion mode and new controls like drag-to-zoom, touch and hold for burst mode and a carousel that has all the camera modes.
The leaked screenshots don’t say much about the quality of the camera, but that should be clear on August 1 when Motorola launches the Moto X at an event in New York.