Rumors about Motorola's "X Phone" have kept us on our toes for months. If you believe @evleaks – and it's hard not to, given his recent success rate – we are finally beginning to receive concrete specs about this device. Hardware definitely won't be its main selling point, but that leaves the door open for plenty of other surprises.
The smartphone market is packed with impressive hardware, but Google and Motorola may be approaching it from a new and different strategy.
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus with 1.7 GHz (Dual-Core)
- Screen: 720p (1,280 x 720 pixels)
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Internal memory: 16 GB
- Camera: 10 megapixel (rear), 2-megapixel (front)
- Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
What's Motorola's Ace in the Hole?
It's clear that hardware won't be the main selling point of Motorola's next device. We've known for about two weeks – when Motorola's CEO Dennis Woodside was interviewed at the D11 conference– that the phone will focus on being able to "think" and anticipate the intentions of the user like never before. How the phone pulls this off remains to be seen.
Given the hardware data, the phone could also be very reasonably priced, which could certainly help it move units. Google + Motorola could offer a really attractive price, especially given Google's introduction of the Nexus line of devices.
The Competition Isn't Asleep – Especially in China
However, one should also mention that Motorola will not be without a lot of competition once the phone makes it to market. China, especially, has been churning out pretty good (if not revolutionary) technology for folks on a smaller budget. Think of the upcoming Huawei Ascent P6.
Overall, what do you think of this phone's chances against players like the Galaxy S4 and HTC One?