After Google X Phone, Motorola Will Launch Three New non-Nexus Smartphones
The Motorola X Phone or Google X Phone, however you want to call it, has been a very debated subject over the past few weeks. New reports appear almost every day and that’s probably going to happen until we hear something from Google. The latest report suggests that apart from the X Phone, Motorola will launch a couple of more phone in 2013. Actually, it would be only natural to see more Droid devices on the market.
According to Phone Arena, the phone maker is preparing to release three more handsets in the following months, which will not carry the X Phone nor the Nexus brand. Sadly, we don’t have much to work with because the details are not available yet, and we only know that two of the Motorola handsets will be released sometime in Q3 2013, and that their sizes will differ (one bigger, one smaller), and the third Motorola device will be launched at the end of the year.
It seems that one of the phones will be sold only unlocked and it will be available at a price smaller than the one of the Nexus 4. However. the device won’t be a Nexus. While some rumors suggested that it is possible that the Nexus 5 will be manufactured by Motorola, as well, it looks like the next Nexus device will be made by LG. Yesterday, we saw an LG D810 model with Snapdragon 800 SoC in GLBenchmark’s Logs. The phone could be the Nexus 5 because it has similar characteristics to the Nexus 4. Also, LG has just launched its new flagship, the Optimus G Pro, and it would be absurd for the company to release another high-end device in such a short period of time, therefore the LG D810 will come with a different brand than LG, most probably Google.
Returning to the Motorola X Phone, the online publication claims that it won’t be offered as a customizable smartphone as a previous report suggested. The Motorola X Phone is expected to be released in late June or early July. If this is true, then the X Phone will most probably be unveiled at the Google I/O event, which will take place in mid-May.
As always, we recommend you to take this with a grain of salt as these are unconfirmed rumors, and nothing is set in stone until Google or Motorola will give a public statement. We’re looking forward to see what the two companies have installed for us, and as soon as we have more details about the X Phone or Nexus 5, we’ll let you know.