The upcoming release of the Moto X+1 is generating as much excitement in the smartphone world as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Apple iPhone 6, but Motorola have done a great job shielding the device and its specs from the public eye, however a report that surfaced on Brazilian retailer Livraria Logos website on July 1 has shed the first real light on the device.
Along with the specifications, a picture of the new device also surfaced. The new Moto X+1 look identical to the original phone, and that is no bad thing because the original Moto X was lauded as being one of the best smartphones ever designed, however the specifications have changed completely.
The new Motorola Moto X+1 will feature a 1080p 5.2-inch display. This will disappoint many because the original 4.7-inch Moto X was considered to be the perfect size. The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 which will be clocked at 2.26GHz. The rear camera will have a 12-megapixel image sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), while the front facing camera will feature a big 5-megapixel sensor. The Moto X +1 will have 32GB of internal storage and might support the use of microSD cards. Android 4.4.4 will be on the device out of the box, and the large 2900mAh battery will keep the juice flowing to the device.
The most loved features of the original Moto X will still be present in the new version of the device, so consumers can expect class leading voice recognition and voice control, along with full gesture support (like twisting the phone to wake the camera). The active display will also be back in the new phone, so checking your notifications at a glance will be easy.
The Motorola Moto X+1 is expected to launch this August alongside the new Moto 360 smartwatch. No pricing has been announced yet, but the X+1 is expected to be available through the popular MotoMaker website with new colors and new materials, including a new leather back plate.