The rumors talking about Motorola X Phone have started to make the headlines soon after the US-based phone maker was acquired by Google. Earlier this year we found out that Motorola X Phone might be the name of a whole line-up, or that Google and Motorola will develop world’s first smartphone with customizable hardware.
Some sources say that the new Motorola flagship smartphone will come with impressive technical specifications and that will hit the market in the fall, while other sources say that it will see the light of day sooner than expected.
While yesterday we’ve told you, quoting the guys at Phone Arena, that the Motorola X Phone will drop in the fall, today GSMArena writes that Google and Motorola will unveil the new smartphone at the Google I/O event that takes place between May 15 – 17.
What you see in the picture above should be a 4.7-inch smartphone. Even though the source claims that the display has a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels and 16:9 aspect ration, I don’t believe that Motorola will launch a high-end smartphone with HD resolution, while all the other flagships come with full HD displays.
We have previously told you, we are telling you once more, the Motorola X Phone might sport a 4,000 mAh battery. The X Phone is also IP57 certified. This means that the Motorola device will be water and dust proof. Now my thoughts go straight to Sony Xperia Z, which is the only water resistant flagship device.
Other rumors say that Motorola will use rubber bands for the smartphone’s corners, which are supposed to make the impact with the ground less dangerous. The back lid made of carbon fibre should make the Motorola X Phone a light and shock resistant smartphone.
Previous rumors said that the highly-anticipated Motorola X Phone might come with sapphire protection for the display. It was not the first time we’ve heard about sapphire being used for display protection, but the latest rumors are saying that the X Phone will be protected against scratches by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer.
According to reports the next-gen Motorola flagship will be underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, in quad-core configuration.
Anyway, most of the X Phone owners will definitely hail the 4,000 mAh battery. But how will Google and Motorola manage to squeeze a 4,000 mAh battery inside a smartphone with decent dimensions? We can’t answer this question yet, but if we think at Droid RAZR Maxx’s battery then the idea is not so unlikely.
Anyway, you are advising you to take the picture above with a pinch of salt as it might not be anything else then a rendering made by a fan. The design of the smartphone pictured above is elegant, and if the photo is the real deal, then HTC One will have a worthy rival in terms of design. We are hoping that Google will unveil more details in May.