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Motorola Moto X + 1 to launch this August

Motorola Moto X
Motorola Moto X
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According to a report released by tech blogs TK Tech News, and CNET on June 16, fans of the original Motorola Moto X will not have long to wait until its successor, the Moto X+1 is released. The report suggests that the highly anticipated device will launch in late August, and will target the iPhone 6 as its main rival.

Previous rumors about the phone have suggested that the Moto X + 1 will feature a 5-inch, 1080p AMOLED display, which is slightly larger than the 4.7-inch 720p display the original Moto X had. Specification guru's will also be pleased to hear that there could be a bump up to 2GB's of RAM, and should be available with either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, as well as having support for microSD card expansion.

The original Moto X was an incredible device that really focused on ease of use, and its focus on voice control was second to none, and while the phone was very successful it had one major weak point, the camera. The original Moto X featured a 8-megapixel camera, and while it was a capable shooter, its didn't set the world on fire. The new report indicates that the Moto X +1 will feature a massive update to the shooter, and could potentially feature a 16-megapixel front facing camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), and a 5-megapixel front facing camera that will be perfect for selfies and video chats.

Android purists will be eager to find out if the newest version of the Moto X will run a stock version of Android. The original phone from Motorola was made in conjunction with Google, and because of the partnership between the two the Moto X featured stock version of Android. The Moto X has been blessed with incredibly fast updates to the latest version of Android, receiving the latest version ahead of Google's own Nexus line of devices, but now that Motorola is owned by Lenovo, one has to wonder if the Chinese tech giant will put its own flavor of Android on the device.

The new Moto X +1 will reportedly feature the same design language as the original, and consumers will be able to mix and match different colors and finishes to the phone's case thanks to the Moto Maker website. The Moto X + 1 should be available in late August on the four major U.S networks.

Source: TK News