Moto X price revised to $399 off-contract

Motorola’s flagship Moto X smartphone has been well accepted in the US and if you’ve missed out on holiday sales, the company has decided to treat potential buyers to a more affordable price tag for the handset. All 16GB variants of the smartphone will now retail for $399 without a contract, including those purchased through carrier in the US.

The contract version has seen price drops of up to $100 off on almost every carrier offering the smartphone. Best Buy also started selling the device for $99 with a new 2-year contract, while the unlocked Moto X developer edition was treated to a reduced price tag of $100 as well. The latest revision in cost also applies when picking up the handset via the Moto Maker tool.

Moto X

With the CES 2014 around the corner, Motorola could be looking to launch a new flagship. So far, we’ve heard rumors of the Xplay phablet which is said to feature a 6.3-inch display with full HD resolution. Apart from this, a successor to the Droid Ultra has been spotted under the Droid Quantum branding. We’ve also seen the Motorola Falcon XT1032 in benchmark suites featuring a 720p display, Snapdragon S4 with Adreno 305 graphics and Android 4.4 KitKat.

Specifications of the Moto X:

– Display: 4.7-inch HD display
– Processor: Dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7GHz
– Memory: 2GB RAM; 16GB and 32GB storage options
– Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, NFC, 4G LTE
– Camera: 10.5MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 2200mAh
– Dimensions: 29.3mm x 65.3mm x 10.4mm
– Weight: 130 grams

In other news, the Moto X has also been treated to the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, along with the Moto G and the latest Droids on Verizon.