Since everybody is wondering when will the Moto X release date be, the guys at Android Authority have spread their antennas and manage to find out more about the launch of the highly anticipated smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola.
According to a person “more than familiar with Google’s Moto X plans” the smartphone will hit the carriers’ inventory as of July 29th. Previous rumors suggested that the Moto X release date has been set for August 1st, which checks with the plans of shipping the handset to the carriers on July 29th. If the rumor is accurate and Motorola officially introduces the Moto X on August 1st, then we might see the smartphone hitting the carriers’ store shelves less than a week after its launch.
The first rumors about the Moto X appeared in the second half of 2012 right after Google announced the acquisition of Motorola, when a World Street Journal reporter mentioned about the X Phone project. It was at D11 event when the Motorola officials confirmed that the first smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola will be named Moto X.
Even though the Moto X wasn’t officially launched, we can say we know almost everything about the highly anticipated smartphone, courtesy of the leaks that made the headlines over the past couple of months. The first rumors were predicting that teh Moto X will be high-end smartphone meant to gun down the Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5S as smartphone market leaders.
Well, after we’ve got to see tons of leaked Moto photos and specs, we’ve figured out that the terminal will actually be a mid-range handset which will probably aim to attract the customers with its price. Rumor has it that the Moto X will be priced around $350 without contract, while the subsided price with a two-year agreement will not go beyond $99.
If you are curious about the Moto X specs learn that the smartphone will reportedly come with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset clocked at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 4.7-inch HD AMOLED display, and a 10 megapixel camera mounted on the back. Even though the Moto X will run an almost stock version of Android 4.3, the camera app will have a minimalist user interface, while the device will come with some Motorola-specific features like always-on voice commands.
When Motorola launched the first Moto X ad the Chicago-based phone maker said that the smartphone will be “Made in USA” and “designed by you,” hinting that it will be highly customizable. In fact, early rumors said that the Moto X will allow its customers to customize the hardware platform, like choosing the ammount of RAM, storage, screen size or resolution, or even processor. It seems though that the Moto X customization will only be about design.