The Moto X was officially introduced yesterday, Motorola’s new flagship smartphone, a handset that leaked pretty much over the past couple of weeks.
Most of the rumors and the leaks were confirmed: the Moto X comes with a 4.7-inch AMOLED display with HD resolution and a pixel density of 316ppi, protected by a special Gorilla Glass layer called Magic Glass, warped around the edges of the terminal.
In therms of hardware specifications, the Motorola Moto X comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset wih a dual-core Krait CPU clocked at 1.7 GHz and an Adreno 320 GPU. The new flagship smartphone of the Chicago-based phone maker packs 2 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. The Moto X doesn’t come with microSD cards support, so if you want to expand your storage you will have to use storage in the cloud services like Google Drive, Drobox, Microsoft SkyDrive, or Box.
Motorola Moto X comes with a 10 megapixel sensor with ClearPixel technology which is improving the camera’s performance in low light conditions. The camera also comes with HDR, burst shot, and panorama, being capable of recording full HD videos at 30 fps. The front-facing camera is a 2 megapixel unit, also capable of recording 1080p videos.
The new smartphone is running an almost-stock version of Android 4.2.2 which brings a couple of interesting Motorola features like always-on voice commands, a gesture-based camera interface, and Active Display (the notifications will be shown on your display even when the screen is locked).
Moto X weighs 130 grams, while its thickens varies from 5.6 mm to 10.4 mm because it has a curved back that accommodates a 2,200 mAh battery.
The first Moto X ad teased it as a smartphone “designed by you” and Motorola told us what this was about during yesterday’s press event. The users will be able to customize the design of their Moto X by choosing the color of the front panel (black or white), back cover (18 color options), accents (including camera rim, volume rocker and power button), and even the color of the headphones or the wallpaper shipped with the device.
As well, the customers will be able to add name or personalized messages to the back of the Moto X or on the boot screen.
Moto X will become available for purchase in the US in the late August – early September time frame with a starting price of $199 with a two-year contract. The smartphone will be available at 5 US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, US Celular, and T-Mobile. The 32 GB Moto X will have a price tag of $249. Google and Motorola announced that a Moto X Google Play Edition will also hit the market this quarter.