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.