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Motorola X Phone (Moto X) Specs Leaked, Looks Rather Like a Mid-ranger

We haven’t heard about the Motorola X Phone in a while, but courtesy of @evleaks, the endless source of rumors about unannounced devices, the smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola is making the headlines again. Anyway, it’s the first time we get to see the detailed Motorola X Phone specs.

Even though certain sources said that the X Phone will be unveiled at Google I/O event in May, the smartphone was not present at the event. We don’t know too much about mysterious smartphone, but at least we know for sure that it does exist. Motorola has confirmed that the X Phone (Moto X) is indeed in the works, at the D11 conference.

Returning to the Motorola X Phone specs unveiled by @evleaks, learn that they reported that the highly-anticipated smartphone will sport a 720p display and that it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset codenamed MSM8960 based on two Krait cores clocked at 1.7 GHz.

The reports are indicating that the Moto X will come with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. While the front-facing camera has a 2 megapixel sensor, it seems that the camera mounted on back of the Motorola X Phone will be a 10 megapixel unit.

The aforementioned smartphone will come pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Even though Motorola claims that the X Phone is aiming at the market share of the iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy S4, the rumored technical specifications of the Moto X are showing the contrary as the smartphone is rather a member of the mid-range segment.

While the big players of the smartphone market are fitting full HD and quad-core processors inside their flagship smartphones, Motorola is still one year behind, if the rumored X Phone specs are accurate.

Still, the Motorola officials said that the Moto X will come with a special user-orientated interface that is said to revolutionize the smartphone world. Google’s Larry Page said that the biggest problems of the modern smartphones are the battery life and the durability, so we are expecting the Moto X to come with a huge battery and water and dust proof case.

Even most of the times though @evleaks provide accurate details about unannounced products, we are advising you to take the Moto X rumored specs with a pinch of salt.

Anyway, if the rumors are accurate and the X Phone indeed comes with the aforementioned specs, do you find the hardware platform powerful enough to fit your needs? Please let us know in the comments section below.

  • Franc012

    With those specs, it better be cheap, if Moto wants their phone to be successful.

  • Chris

    I was kind of hoping this would be my replacement phone after the Motorola Droid RAZR (XT912), but if the specs are right, I promise you that Motorola will not a get a dollar from me. This phone sounds like a complete waste of time for both Moto and Google.

  • BluLime

    I actually wouldn’t mind these specs, personally i think 720p screen for phones is a good resolution, i still can’t see any pixels on my galaxy nexus. And the battery?.. YES, id prefer a much better one because even at this resolution my battery drains like its powering a stadium. So, better processor, lots of ram, good camera, durable, and last but not least low price, that’s a deal i wouldn’t mind.

  • Audrey

    I’ve stuck by Moto since day one and I was looking forward to this being a mind blowing phone. Guess I’ll buy something else this next go around. You fail me Motorola.

    • Conpen

      It’s a leak…nowhere near 100% accurate. Would you really change your brand loyalty after reading this?

    • Bruce Wayne

      This article is very biased. According to a relatively recent, but authoritative study of photoreceptor density in the human retina (Curcio, C.A., K.R. Sloan, R.E. Kalina and A.E. Hendrickson 1990 Human photoreceptor topography. J. Comp. Neurol. 292:497-523.), peak cone density in the human averages 199,000 cones/mm2 with a range of 100,000 to 324,000. Dr. Curcio et. al. calculated 77 cycles/degree or .78 arcminutes/cycle of *retinal* resolution. However, this does not take into account the optics of the system which degrade image quality somewhat giving a commonly accepted resolution of 1 arcminute/cycle. So, if a normal human eye can discriminate two points separated by 1 arcminute/cycle at a distance of a foot, we should be able to discriminate two points 89 micrometers apart which would work out to about 287 pixels per inch. Even if you they use a 5 inch panel at 720p it will still be be 294 ppi. So having a 1080p screen on anything smaller than 5 inches is both a waste of battery life and a waste of cpu clock cycles. I will gladly take less cpu and battery drag over a screen that only superman can make effective use of.

  • Larry Wisenbaker

    Your phone will run faster with a lower resolution screen, so a 1.7 dual core processor should be plenty fast. If it has a better camera and is made of stronger materials than the S4 then I will buy it.

  • nxpunk

    Looks like a nexus 4.