Motorola’s highly anticipated Moto X sequel is as good as confirmed following yet another mention on the company’s official website, along with possible pricing and carrier availability hints.

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The cat is out of the bag, and it’s been out for a while, so instead of getting upset about it, Motorola seems to be enjoying playing Moto X+1 games. Of course, the soon-to-be Lenovo employees are careful enough to not reveal specifics, simply making it clear the X+1 is real and its commercial launch right around the corner.

A launch on AT&T, but probably on Verizon and Sprint too. T-Mobile? There’s no indication the “Uncarrier” will jump on the X+1 bandwagon, giving the handheld the same cold shoulder it gave to its predecessor.

But hey, the unlocked first-gen works fine on T-Mo, so odds are the follow-up will too.

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Now, we can’t be sure this is an actual sign of anything, but Moto X+1’s placeholder page lists the AT&T version’s price at -$400. The negative part is obviously a joke (and a tongue-in-cheek approach to the whole “the X was too expensive” debate), yet the $400 referral may not be coincidental.

Could the X+1 cost 400 bucks free of contractual obligations? Why not? The X is circling $330 on Amazon and going for $350 via Moto Maker (granted, after a bunch of price cuts), so why not hope the successor raises the bar only slightly?

Oh, yeah, rumor has it it’s to sport a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, 2 GB RAM, 5.2-inch Full HD display and 12 MP rear-facing camera, that’s why. Also, leather backs will be an option, albeit clearly as an expensive add-on.

Sources: Droid-Life, Motorola

 

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