Moto X Price Will Be $199 with a Two-year Contract
After tons of rumors, leaks, and teasers, Motorola has finally revealed the full specs list, price and availability of the Moto X, its highly-customizable flagship smartphone.
There were some many Moto X rumors over the past couple of weeks that it was almost impossible for Motorola to officially introduce it and not to disappoint the public. Even though there are a lot of guys out there saying that the Moto X is a disappointment, the new smartphone has all the likes to become a great success.
The Moto X design can be customized like no other terminal before it. Courtesy of a special website, MotoMaker.com (which is currently down), the future owners of the Moto X will be able to chose the color of the front panel (white or black), back cover (18 color options), accents (camera rim and side buttons), internal storage, headphones color, and even the wallpaper that ships with the device. Available for the time being exclusively on the US market, each Moto X will be manufactured in USA and it will be shipped to the customers in less than four days after the order is placed.
The new Moto X is build on Motorola’s processing platform called X8 Mobile Computing System. The X8 chip consists of one natural language core, one contextual processing core, a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with dual-core Krait CPU clocked at 1.7 GHzm and a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU. The natural language core handles the interpretation of voice commands while the contextual processing core will handle the smartphone’s sensors.
The smartphone comes with a 4.7-inch AMOLED display with 720p resolution and a pixel density of 316 ppi. Moto X doesn’t come with a microSD card slot and it will be available in two storage options: 16 or 32 GB. The primary camera has a 10 megapixel sensor and it will use a ClearPixel technology that promises great photo quality in low light conditions, while the front-facing camera will come with a 2 megapixel sensor.
In terms of connectivity, the Moto X comes with Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, GLONASS, and 4G LTE. You will also find support for Miracast Wireless Display and NFC, while the terminal will use nano SIM format.
The 16 GB Moto X model will have a price of $199 with a two year agreement, while the 32 GB version will be priced $249. Even though the Moto X will have great customization options, most of the carriers will be selling the black and the white variants. The new Motorola flagship smartphone will become available for purchase as of early August or late September through 5 US carries: AT&T, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Sprint, and Verizon.