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Moto X Price Will Be $299 for the 16 GB Model

As you probably know the Moto X release date is on August 1st, when Motorola will host a press event where the most anticipated smartphone of the moment will be officially introduced. We’ve seen a lot of Moto X leaks hitting the web over the past couple of months, so we know almost everything about the smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola even though there’s more than a week until its official debut.

Well, today we get to hear about the rumored Moto X price, which made me see it as a replacement for the Nexus 4, by far the most popular smartphone of the Nexus family.

There’s no doubt that price was the biggest selling point of the Nexus 4 and now the rumor mill speculates that the new Motorola handset will have the same price point as the Nexus flagship. The guys at Gizmofusion¬†received word from their sources who confirmed for them that the 16 GB Moto X will have a price of $299 without contract.

It seems that there will also be a 32 GB Moto X which will be $50 or $100 more expensive, having a price of $349 or $399 without contract. Hopefully, Motorola will not charge an extra $100 for 16 GB of storage. If the report is accurate, then we can expect the Moto X to cost as much as $99 when signing a two-year agreement with a carrier.

Of course, we already knew that Motorola wouldn’t ask $600 for a smartphone with mid-range specifications, but so far there were no details about its pricing.¬†Anyway, it will be interesting to watch the smartphone’s sales evolutions, since it will rather be a rival of the iPhone Lite rather than aiming at the iPhone 5S and other high-end Android smartphones.

We are expecting the Moto X to be officially revealed on August 1st and to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, since the Mountain View-based company will reportedly introduce the new Android iteration on July 24th.

In case you are curious, I remind you that rumor mill speculates that the Moto X will sport a 4.7-inch display with HD resolution, while being underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset basted on a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. Besides 2 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB of internal storage, the Moto X will have a 10 megapixel camera mounted on the back, and a recent Motorola teaser tipped that it will come with some sort of blur-free technology.

All the above will be powered by a 2,500 mAh battery which should be capable of keeping the smartphone awake for two days straight, even though it comes with always-on voice controls.