Motorola X smiles for the camera again, looks good, not great
And the rumors keep piling up. We didn’t even get a chance to take a breath after tracking that mystery ad campaign that could hint at the Motorola X being released on August 1 and we already have a new scoop.
This one is even bigger than yesterday’s story, as Phone Arena has allegedly received an anonymous tip carrying a pretty high-res photo of the mythical X. The source claims that the pictured device is codenamed Motorola XT1056, which we’ve known for a while to be the Sprint-bound variant of the Google X Phone, courtesy of the FCC.
But exactly how trustworthy is this new pic? Based solely on the anonymity of Phone Arena’s source, not very much. Then again, you might remember a Vietnamese website uncovered a few X photos a while ago and, coincidentally (or not), the pictured gadget from back then looked a lot like this new one.
Bottom line, I’m ready to bet money this is the real deal. Even if I’m not entirely sold on the thing’s design. Yeah, I know, the X is not supposed to be a high-end device, with premium looks and all that, but I can’t help shake the feeling it looks bland even by mid-range standards.
It’s most definitely made of plastic, the corners are a little too rounded and there’s just nothing really special about it. On the flipside, the bezels are fairly thin and there’s a good chance it comes with a removable back cover, hence replaceable battery, hence maybe microSD support as well.
As a quick refresher, rumor has it the Motorola X (Moto X, or however it will end up being called) will come packing a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of on-board storage. The display is most likely a 4.7-incher with 720p resolution, the cameras are tipped to carry 10 and 2 MP sensors, while on the software side of things there should be Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or maybe even 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
Via [Phone Arena]