For the last few days we’ve had a lot of new Google branded phone reports surfacing the web. Some of them have been about the Nexus 5, some about the Motorola X Phone. What’s clear is that the internet giant is preparing a real treat for us, but it’s still left to see what is it actually. This time we are looking at some leaked smartphone codenames that look like brand new devices developed by Motorola. So, the codenames are “Sasquatch” and “Yeti”, handsets which are supposed to hit the AT&T shelves, and the “Ghost”, which is reportedly coming to all mobile operators.
All the phones are conenamed after mythical entities, but the real questions is under what name will they go on sale? Whether they are the Motorola X Phones or the new Nexus model, this seems very interesting.
A couple of days ago we told you that Google and Motorola are planing to develop the X Phone as some sort of series that is supposed to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy line, and the other devices manufactured by rival companies. We even saw an early Google X Phone prototype which was detected in Vietnam as the XT912A, just when Samsung was preparing to unveil the Galaxy S4.
Well, according to a benchmark test performed by GLBenchmark it seems that the XT912A model spotted in Vietnam is in fact the Motorola Ghost (the test was made for the Ghost that will be heading to AT&T). According to the benchmark, the Ghost which seems to be the Motorola X Phone will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro quad-core CPU clocked at 1.7 GHz, a 720p HD screen, on-screen navigation buttons, and it will run Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.
Moving on to the Sasquatch and Yeti, unfortunately not so many details are provided for now, but it seems that the Sasquatch will come running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and the Yeti will come with Android 4.2. Both smartphones are allegedly going to AT&T.
As always, we have to repeat that this is just a rumor and can’t be confirmed yet. Also, we’re not quite sure what kind of devices we are talking about now. Yes, they seem to be developed by Motorola, but that doesn’t mean that we are looking at the X Phone series, and they could be new RAZR versions, as well. Plus, we expect that the Motorola X Phone will be a high-end smartphone and with this specs the handsets seem more like mid-rangers. I’m sure that Google and Motorola are not that crazy so say that they will going to compete with the Galaxy line with this kind of hardware.
Nevertheless, according to a previous report the Motorola X Phone is meant as a customizable smartphone with users being able to choose the hardware they want before purchasing it. The Motorola Ghost could be just one of the poorer versions.
Also, we expect that the new Google flagship to come running the next version of Android namely 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
As for the other possibility. the one that this could be the Nexus 5, I seriously doubt it because Google can’t launch two high-end smartphones manufactured by the same company. While Motorola is a serious phone maker and can do a good job, I don’t thing Google is going to give up on its partnership it has with LG. In other words, we expect that just like the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5 will also carry the LG brand.
As soon as we have more details, we will provide them for you.
So, what do you think? Do you want the next Google smartphone to be manufactured by Motorola, or by LG?