It’s been more than half a year since we first heard about the Motorola X Phone, the first smartphone co-developed by Google and the Chicago-based phone maker after the Googorola deal. The Moto X was the subject of internet gossip over the past couple of months, but even so, most of its specs were unknown to the public. The Moto X release date was set for August 1st, when the smartphone will be officially introduced during an event held in New York.
Even though there’s more than a week until the Moto X will be officially unveiled, the first press photos and complete list of specificaitons have hit the web.
The flagship smartphone, which was spotted in Erich Schmidt’s hands a few days ago, will be available in at least two body colors. So far we’ve seen the Moto X in white and black, but it is rumored that there will be a plethora of body colors available. The leaked photos revealed that Motorola will have a different approach in terms of design for the new Moto X, using curved lines that remind of the old Galaxy Nexus.
Just like the previous rumors were suggesting the Moto X will be an affordable mid-range terminal, which will probably help Motorola win back some of the market share it lost over the past few years.
Some leaked Moto X AnTuTu benchmarks spotted by Android Police revealed that Moto X will be underpinned by a Qualcomm MSM8960DT chipset, a member of the Snapdragon S4 Pro tribe which is based on a dual-core Krait CPU clocked at 1.7 GHz and an Adreno 320 GPU. The Qualcomm MSM8960DT is similar to the one used by Sony for its Xperia SP, a processing unit that performed more than decent.
It’s not clear yet what are the differences between the MSM8960T and MSM8960DT, but there’s a mentioning about Wi-Fi 802.11 ac support for the later one, which is suggesting that we might be dealing with an updated model.
Moto X will also sport a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, sporting three Android-specific on-screen software buttons. The smartphone will also have 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a 2,200 mAh battery. The Motorola smartphone will also come with a primary camera with a 10.5 megapixel sensor, a 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, and NFC chip. Unfortunately, there will be no microSD card support.
Previous rumors have indicated that Motorola and Google will implement a series of interesting software features, so the launch event on August 1st will still reserve a couple of surprises for us, especially that we will hear more about Moto X price and availability.