In less than 24 hours Motorola will officially unveil the Moto X, the most anticipated smartphone of the summer. The first rumors about the smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola have surfaced soon after the search engine giant acquired the Chicago-based phone maker back in August 2012. Almost a year ago, the guys at World Street Journal were talking about a super-smartphone codenamed X Phone that will be capable to revolutionize the smartphone world.
Now, after a lot of Moto X leaks have made the headlines we know that the the new Motorola terminal will rather be a mid-range device, the ideal choice for the users who don’t care about technical specifications, but want an affordable and innovative smartphone at an acceptable price and with above average battery stamina.
Well, after we’ve heard about the smartphone’s technical specifications, camera, and release date ahead of the official Motorola announcements, now we’ve found out that the Moto X will come with a nano SIM.
The guys at Android Community got their hands on a new batch of Moto X hands-on photos and for the first time it was revealed that the new Motorola flagship will come with a nano SIM tray. The Moto X also posed for the camera next to the Motorola Milestone 3, the company’s flagship for 2011.
I remind you that the nano SIM standard has debuted on the first smartphone last fall, when Apple used it for its iPhone 5. There’s only a handful of devices with a nano SIM slot on the market, and the ASUS Padfone Infinit, the smartphone – tablet hybrid that debuted at Mobile World Congress 2013, is one of them.
As you can see in the gallery bellow, the Motorola Moto X is way thinner than the Milestone 3, which is a sliding QWERTY giant smartphone that debuted in 2011. I don’t know if the comparison with the Motorola Milestone 3 is helpful at all, as the device that debuted at Verizon as Droid 3 was 12.9 mm thick.
As I was mentioning above, recent leaks have showed that the Moto X will be a mid-range smartphone, rather than the high-end super smartphone that was the subject of the early reports. While the latest high-end Android-powered smartphones come with full HD displays, the Moto X will pack a 4.7-inch HD display with an AMOLED panel, protected by a special Gorilla Glass layer that stretches around the edges of the display.
Sources say that the smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960Pro chipset with a dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. The smartphone will also come with 2 GB of RAM and a 2,200 mAh battery.
Recent reports have revealed that the 10 megapixel camera mounted on the back of the Moto X will come with x4HD video capture, allowing the device to record 1080p videos at 60 fps, then play them in slow motion at 30fps. Also expect LTE, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0 support on the new smartphone, along with almost-stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Leaks showed that Motorola has ditched its MotoBlur user interface (hurray!) for a stock Android experience, but the terminal will also come with a couple of Moto-specific features like always-on voice commands and a special camera app with gesture-based interface.
Motorola Moto X is expected to debut at a price of $349 without contract, while the subsided price with a two-year contract with a carrier will be below $99.
On August 1st Motorola will finally announce the highly-anticipated Moto X and we will finally find out everything about the smartphone that made the headlines over the past couple of months.