Motorola’s second generation Moto X flagship smartphone is here and it won’t be known as X+1, but will retain the original branding. The device comes with a larger display and upgraded internals, and the company has also thrown in fresh software enhancements.
The new Motorola Moto X certainly looks better than the leaked images we’ve been seeing. As you’d expect, the same design approach has been implemented here with a few tweaks such as an aluminum frame, a metal ring surrounding the main camera and a metal logo on the rear.
The Motorola phone can be customized with various colors and there are premium options as well, including wooden and leather back plates. As we mentioned above, the handset is much taller now that it features a 5.2-inch 1080p OLED display. There are front-facing speakers accompanying the touchscreen along with a 2MP 1080p camera.
The rear snapper has been enhanced as well, with a 13MP lens and dual LED flash. Motorola has preloaded Android 4.4.4 KitKat here and is offering a stock experience with a few of its exclusive apps of course. Additionally, the quad core Snapdragon 801 processor on the inside puts the phone in the same league as the Xperia Z3 from Sony and LG’s G3.
Here’s an overview of the new Motorola Moto X’s specs:
– Android 4.4.4 KitKat
– 5.2-inch 1080p OLED display w/ Gorilla Glass 3
– 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 SOC
– 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage
– 2MP front camera, 13MP rear snapper
– 2300mAh battery
The new Motorola Moto X will go on sale this month itself in the US, Asia and select markets across Europe. The handset is priced at $499.99 unlocked or $99.99 with a two-year contract on AT&T or Verizon.
Update: The Motorola flagship has also made its debut in India at an event today morning.