Previous reports suggested that the second generation Motorola Moto X would be available through all major carriers in the US. Well, that isn’t true – Amongst the big four, Sprint isn’t going to offer the smartphone and the company has confirmed this information.
The official Motorola Twitter account revealed the disappointing news in response to a query. Sprint also left a few comments on the situation stating that it’s out of their control and they’re ‘at the behest of the manufacturer.’ While Sprint was dealing with the onslaught of disappointed customers, AT&T and Verizon took advantage of the situation by luring people over.
AT&T has already started offering the Motorola Moto X second generation for pre-order and you can expect Verizon to do the same soon. There’s no specific reason behind why the new flagship won’t be headed to Sprint and we doubt we’ll ever get to hear it.
Apart from the carrier models, the company is also offering a Pure Edition of the smartphone which comes unlocked and SIM free with quicker software updates. The subsidized variant will cost $99 and up with a 2-year contract, while this one is tagged at $499.
Here’s an overview of the key Motorola Moto X specs:
– Android 4.4.4 KitKat
– 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 SOC
– 2GB RAM
– 16GB/32GB storage options
– 2MP front camera, 13MP rear snapper
– 5.2-inch 1080p FHD OLED display
– 2300mAh battery
You can pre-order the Pure Edition and AT&T’s Moto X as well as accessories such as the Moto 360 smartwatch Moto Hint and Motorola Turbo Charger through the company’s website.