The Moto X is on everyone’s lips lately, as it will be the first smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola after the search engine giant acquired the Chicago-based phone maker in August 2012. Motorola even launched a Moto X ad saying it will be “Made in USA” and “Designed by you,” while the various leaks revealed its technical specifications.
Even though we already knew most of the Moto X’ technical specs, we had almost no clue about its price and release date. Well, until now.
After we saw Google Chairman Erich Schmitd using a Moto X last weekend, today we hear about the terminal’s market debut. It seems that will have to wait a little over a month to get our hands on the Moto X, as it seems that the smartphone will debut on August 26. The guys at Android Central got their hands on an alleged US Cellular memo that hints that the Moto X release date at the carrier will be on August 26. The same document reveals that the “Motorola X launch kit” will arrive in the US Cellular stores a day prior to the launch, on August 25.
I have to admit that the Moto X release date was set later than I was expected, but US Cellular is one of the carriers that receives new smartphones later than the others. Unfortunately, the US Cellular memo didn’t reveal any details about Moto X price.
In case you are wondering what the rumor mill has to say about the Moto X specs, I remind you that Motorola’s flagship smartphone is expected to sport an edge-to-edge 4.7-inch HD display, which is a bit odd given that most of the high-end smartphone launched this year come with full HD displays.
Even even though the rumors were suggesting that the Moto X will be a super-smartphone that will be capable of killing both the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 in terms of technical specifications, it seems that its chipset will rather recommend it as a mid-range smartphone. Reports are indicating that the Moto X will be underpinned by Qualcomm’s Snapdargon 400 SoC with two Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and Adreno 305 GPU.
Previous leaks revealed that the Moto X will come with a 10 megapixel camera and a recent Motorola teaser that was posted on Twitter might suggest that the sensor mounted on the back of the terminal will come with blur-free technology.
The Moto X is expected to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, and it will come with always-on voice commands according to a leaked rogers presentation video. A Motorola official said that the smartphone will come with “contextual aware” software, whatever that means.
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