Google X Phone (Moto X) for US Cellular Spotted in FCC Logs
Even though the Motorola X Phone wasn’t officially introduced by the Chicago-based phone maker, we are sure that the new flagship smartphone will hit the the market soon. The Moto X (that’s the official name of the new-comer) has already payed a visit to FCC and we already know that the handset will be available at at least three of the major us carriers.
Motorola has already filled FCC requests for X Phone variants that are compatible with the LTE networks of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Now we’ve found out that the Moto X will also be available at US Cellular, as the Motorola X Phone with support for US Cellular’s networks has payed FCC a visit.
The Motorola X Phone (I don’t know why but I just like X Phone better than Moto X) that was spotted in the FCC logs is codenamed XFON XT1055, hinting that the terminal will be compatible with the LTE bands of the US-based carrier.
Since Google has officially acquired Motorola, the Android enthusiasts are waiting for a smartphone that takes the best out of the two giants of the smartphone market. Unfortunately, the developing process of the aforementioned terminal takes longer that we expected and the rumor mill speculates that the device will hit the market in the second half of the year.
In case you are wondering what are the rumored Moto X technical specs, I will talk about them soon. The specs were not provided by Google or Motorola, thus were are advising you to take them with a pinch of salt. Even though the Motorola X Phone are more than decent, personally, I was expecting Motorola and Google to announce a flagship with a hardware platform that is capable of competing against devices like Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, or Sony Xperia Z.
According to sources, the Moto X will sport a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (most likely an AMOLED unit given the company’s previous product launches), plus a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 Pro chipset with two Krait cores clocked at 1.7 GHz.
The Motorola X Phone specs list also contains 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of storage, and a primary camera that packs a 10 megapixel sensor. The front-facing camera will be a 2 megapixel unit according to reports.
Unless Google changes its mind and launches Android 4.3 Jelly Bean by the time the Motorola X Phone is officially introduced, the next-gen flagship smartphone of the Chicago-based company will leave the factory gates pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
One of the mysteries regarding the Moto X launch is related to the smartphone’s user interface. So far, MotoBlur was not a popular UI. On the other hand, more and more Android enthusiasts are showing interest in the clean interface of the Nexus terminals.
Another interesting thing about the Motorola X Phone is that the handset will be assembled in the United States. This is an important move for Google, given that Apple also wants to have a made-in-USA product in its portfolio. We are hoping that the Motorola X Phone announcement is closer that we are expecting.