Motorola has just announced the all new Moto X. Instead of carrying the much rumoured Moto X+1 name, Motorola have instead simply called the phone the new Moto X.
With the tag line: ‘The new Moto X: Pure style. Pure performance’, Motorola will have a lot to live up to, but their previous efforts with the Moto line, have shown they can deliver performance. Syle wise, the new Moto X will have a curved metal frame body with an upsized screen carrying a FullHD resolution, at 5.2″ and 1080P, it’s going to attract some criticism from fans of the original Moto X’s 4.7″ form factor, but it looks to be a good. The Moto X is being released, in the US at least with FSC certified wooden, as well as genuine Horween leather backs, though no mention of the Moto Maker customisation service has been announced.
|Operating system||Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)|
|System Architecture/Processor||Motorola Mobile Computing System including 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 with quad-core CPU (MSM 8974-AC), Adreno 330 @ 578 MHz GPU, Natural Language Processor, Contextual Computing Processor|
|Dimensions(Soft Feel model)||Width: 72.4mm|
|Display||5.2” AMOLED, 1080p Full HD, 423 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Battery||2300 mAhMixed usage up to 24 hours*|
|Networks||GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbps downlink / 5.76 Mbps uplink), 4G LTE|
|Bands (by Model)||XT1092:|
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE (01, 03, 07, 08)
|Rear Camera||13MP (4:3)10MP (16.9)·,f2.25·,Quick Capture·,Tap anywhere to capture·,Ring flash with dual LEDs·,4K UHD video capture·,1080p HD video (30 fps)·,4X digital zoom·,Slow motion video·,Burst mode·,Auto HDR·,Panorama·,Tap to focus|
|Front Camera||2MP + 1080p HD Video|
|Connectivity||Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack|
|Bluetooth® Technology||Bluetooth version 4.0 LE|
|Wi-Fi||802.11a/g/b/n/ac (dual band capable), mobile hotspot|
|Audio Playback||AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis|
|Video Playback||H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8|
|Video Capture||1080p HD and 2160p Ultra HD Video, 30fps (MPEG4, H.264)|
|Location Services||GPS, GLOSNASS|
The Moto X will again feature enhanced voice controls which will learn and adapt to you, allowing you to control your phone and select custom prompts. Running the latest version of Android – 4.4.4 – the new Moto X should see the same update path that previous Moto models
New Moto X
Avaialability wise, we again seem to be on a bit of a wait for the Moto X, although it seems it won’t be as long as the previous model. The new Moto X will be arriving in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia starting later this month for around $499.99. Closer to home, Motorola Australia advise the phone will be available for purchase later this year, with pricing and timing to be announced closer to the launch.