Motorola has been quite successful in acquiring a significant share of budget smartphone market in India with phones like Moto G and Moto E offering a great value for price. But there has been another Motorola device which was launched back in March called the Moto X. Though it was not as successful as Moto G but we cannot call it a failure as well. In fact, India is one of the few countries where the device is offered at a relatively lower price when compared to the sales in other countries. This might be because the device came in India almost 6 months later of its official launch in US held in August.
Interestingly, rumours have started popping up that the company is planning to launch the next generation of Moto X in late summer. Codenamed ‘Victaria’, the device is likely to be named as Moto X+1 and will be the first device which is designed and manufactured after Lenovo acquired Motorola back in January. Earlier this year, in February, Motorola said that the next generation Moto X will be released in the late summer this year with no details about the actual launch date. Adding to the credibility of that statement, @evleaks (a popular phone leaker) have further confirmed that the next version of Moto X will not release until the end of summer. “PSA: I would not expect a Moto X+1 release until the literal end of summer — the last days of September.” – The tweet said.
Nothing was revealed about the specifications until today when GFX Benchmark came up with some information which could quite possibly the specifications of Moto X+1. The leaks suggest that the device will sport a 5.2 inch (1920 x 1080 pixel resolution) AMOLED display. Also, the Moto X+1 will be powered by Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 and 2GB of RAM. In the Camera department, a 12MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing camera with Full HD video recording can be expected in the upcoming Moto X+1. Also, it will probably come with 16/32 GB internal storage with a possibility of microSD slot inclusion for storage expansion. Above all, the device will run on Android 4.4.3 operating system.
Moto X+1 appear to be a high end phone with pretty impressive specifications. There have been no details about the price but it’s expected that Motorola will go for the same pricing (under $500) as Moto X. Also, the device will be first launched in USA and then in various other countries. Hopefully, unlike its predecessor, Motorola will launch the Moto X+1 in India shortly after the official release.
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