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Motorola's X Phone Specs Leaked: The Next Generation's Smart Mid-Range

Steven Blum (translation)

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.

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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
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Moto's X– Ultra intelligent Software and Mid-Level Hardware? / © FCC/

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?

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  • Ti Mo Jun 17, 2013 Link

    Whatever, android 4.2.2. BS Rumour

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    Loie Favre Jun 17, 2013 Link

    At the same time, I'm always interested to hear about the various rumors milling about but on the other hand, just come out with it already and give us some real stuff!

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  • boone simpson Jun 17, 2013 Link

    I think low cost and great camera are the big selling points.

    I would guess that MOTO knows Google's software pipeline so this adds credibility to KLP being designed around optimization on lower end hardware.

    As much as I want a super computer in my pocket, I would prefer one that gets the job done well and has a battery that lasts all day.

    I just hope that an X-phone with hardware keyboard comes about....Love hardware keyboards.

  • CJ Brown Jun 19, 2013 Link

    All Motorola / Google needs to deliver with the X Phone are some reasonable specs @ a reasonable price (the specs look reasonable, the price will be the deciding factor). I am a HUGE supporter of the No Contract Market, so for Motorola to take this to the No Contract Market (like Samsung did with their Galaxy S3)? That would sell - sell - sell ....

  • Bojan M. Jul 13, 2013 Link

    To me Motorola seems to be the Apple of the Android world. Fanboys will by it no matter what. I hope it won't be overpriced, otherwise it will just be overpriced mediocrity.