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New Motorola X Phone (Moto X) Photo Leaks, It’s Codenamed XT1056

The Motorola X Phone release date seems imminent and after we’ve seen a huge wave of Moto X (that’s how the Chicago-based phone maker likes to call it) rumors and leaked specs and design hitting the web, now we get to see another alleged photo of the highly anticipated smartphone.

The last time we’ve seen the Moto X (back then it was known as Motorola X Phone) caught on camera, the leak was coming from Vietnam and all the sources were indicating that we are dealing with a mid-range handset.

The latest rumors regarding the new flagship smartphone of the Chicago-based company are hinting that the Moto X release date has been set for August 1st. The rumor mill also speculates about the Moto X technical specs. It seems that the smartphone will sport a 4.7-inch display with 720p resolution and that that it will be powered by a Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.7 GHz (most of the sources say that it’s a dual-core unit).

The Motorola X Phone technical specs list also includes 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a 10 megapixel camera mounted on the back. Even though the hardware platform of the Moto X is not impressive it seems that selling point of the new handset will not be its specs, but the special software functions.

A few weeks ago, when the Motorola officials confirmed the existence of the Moto X at D11 event, they said that the new smartphone will come “contextually aware” software. We have no idea what that actually means, but it should be cool. But if the Moto X is contextually aware, it means that the flagship device will not run stock Android as it was initially rumored, as those “contextually aware” features must be part of a custom user interface.

Ever since Google acquired Motorola back in August 2012, the tech publications have been speculated that the creators of the RAZR line-up will team-up with the search engine giant and launch a super smartphone. Even though the Motorola officials said that the Moto X will aim at the iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy S4, the technical specs of the smartphone are pointing otherwise.

Anyway, Larry Page’s statements might give us some clues about a couple of the important features of the Moto X. The Google CEO complained during a press event that one of the biggest issues of the modern smartphones are related to the battery life and their durability. Since the Moto X will be co-developed with Google and because Google’s CEO wants improved battery life and rugged smartphones, we should expect the X Phone to sport a RAZR Maxx-like battery and to be water and dust proof.

The Motorola XT1056 codename was spotted in the Sprint 4G LTE network and it seems that the smartphone is already tested by the US-based carrier. We are talking about the same mysterious model that hit the FCC as XFON, but that was supposed to be the AT&T variant.

The next-gen Motorla flagship smartphone will reportedly run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and the rumors say it will have a removable battery.