Some new Moto X specs have surfaced prior to its (expected) August 1 unveiling date, with the latest bits suggesting that the handset will sport a ~4.5-inch display.

moto x phone Moto X sports a dual core Snapdragon and 4+ inch 720p display

Calling the Moto X phone a flagship is an overstatement, but since Google is willing to fork out $500+ million (USD) to promote the phone, it may as well be a flagship.  @evleaks recently claimed that the Moto X will come with a 1.7GHz dual-core MSM8960T, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 10MP primary shooter (2MP secondary), and Android 4.2.2 to drive it all.  Preliminary specs, as reported by various sources, place the Moto X into the same league as other entry to mid-range Android handsets currently on the market.

Raw power won’t be the Moto X’s selling point (it may not have a selling point at all), but according to The Verge, the handset will run a ‘near stock’ version of Android 4.2.2.  Motorola Mobility is a part of Google, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the Moto X may debut some fresh Google features that aren’t currently found on other handsets.

We’ll find out soon if the purported specs are for real, and if the ‘assembled-in-the-USA’ phone is any better than…say… the HTC First.