Some more details about Google and Motorola’s X-Phone have surface, and sources are pointing to I/O 2013 in May as the unveiling date.
Previous rumors suggested that the X-Phone will have a 5+ inch screen, but it seems like engineers have settled on a 4.8-inch 1920×1080 display instead. Sony’s Exmor camera sensor is expected to be gracing the X-Phone as Apple’s exclusivity to that technology has ended. Additionally, the X-Phone is engineered to be rugged to withstand the beating that a lot of smartphones have to go through. Insiders are saying that the phone will utilize Motorola’s Kevlar design, and is built to be water-resistant.
The X-Phone will also sport Google’s latest Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, which is purported to have added functionalities, and other features that will help improve battery life. The most interesting rumor, however, is not that it’ll boast the latest Android or that it will be durable, but that a 128GB variant will also be available (in addition to a microSD slot).
Development of the X-Phone seems to be going smoothly as sources have reported that a few lucky persons are currently testing out the phone in public—although, none of the X-Phone prototypes have been spotted in the wild, yet. Chances are, once the device launches, Google’s Play Store will be one of the sources for buying the X-Phone, and hopefully Google’s pricing scheme will be similar to that of the Nexus 4.