Now it’s official: the Moto X will become available for purchase in Verizon’s online store as of August 29. The Big Red made the official announcement on Twitter, also adding that the physical stores will have the new smartphone on their shelves a few weeks later.
For the time being, the only US carrier that has the Moto X up for purchase is AT&T, but you will also be able to get it locked to Verizon starting the day after tomorrow. Verizon also confirmed that the the price with a 2 year agreement was set fro $199.99 and that you will be able to have the Moto X in any color you want as long as it’s black or white.
Just like it happens with the AT&T variant, the Verizon Moto X comes with a locked bootloader and you might also want to know that AT&T will be the only US carrier to have a Moto Maker option for the freshly launched Motorola flagship.
I remind you that the Moto X was officially introduced earlier this month and that it’s the first smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola after the Googorola deal. The terminal packs a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution while being underpinned by Motorola’s own X8 mobile computing system which is basically a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset customized by the Chicago-based phone maker.
The Motorola X8 MCS integrates a dual-core Krait CPU clocked at 1.7 GHz, a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU, and two low-power cores for natural language and contextual computing processing tasks. The smartphone also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage, and all the connectivity features worthy of a modern smartphone: 4G LTE, all standards of WiFi, NFC chip, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, and microUSB 2.0.
The camera mounted on the back of the Moto X is a 10 megapixel unit with Clear Pixel Sensor that comes with autofocus, LED flash, 1.4 µm pixel size, HDR, face detection, panorama, and support for shooting 1080p@30fps videos. The Motorola representatives claim that the Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery of the Moto X will be able to get it through 24 hours of moderate usage.
The new Motorola flagship smartphone is running almost-stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and while the user interface remained untouched, the handset comes with a couple of Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications, Motorola Assist, always-on voice commands, and a gesture-based camera app.