Another season, another Moto X it seems, only this time bigger, better and even more solid. The original Moto X, from the start of 2014 in the UK but from a year ago in the USA, was seen as a very solid contender, yet the 2014 ‘second gen’ Moto X is bigger, with 5.2” screen (up from 4.7″), much faster at 2.5GHz on a Snapdragon 801 (up from 1.7GHz on the previous generation chipset) and with a better camera, at 13MP (up from 10MP). It’s demonstrably better, yet the smartphone marketplace has never been so competitive and this latest Moto X is looking just a tiny bit limited.
Moto X+1: Specs, News, Features, Reviews & Apps
Motorola has just unveiled its latest flagship and the successor to the Moto X — the new Moto X. The handset builds on the strength of its predecessor by offering a more power, a bigger and better display and enhancing all of its unique features.
Motorola will be unveiling its new products later today after it held a private media briefing yesterday. However, its devices — the new Moto X and the G2 — have leaked on the Internet over the last few hours revealing their complete specs.
While many reports suggested the Moto X successor would be called the Moto X2 when it finally landed on store shelves this year, recently the name “Moto X+1” has stuck around, including a brief stint on Motorola’s official website in early May. But, things change, and now a new leak that reportedly showcases device listings within Verizon’s systems suggests Motorola could be foregoing any numbers at all.
On September 4th, Motorola will be unveiling the Moto X+1, the Moto 360 and a couple of other devices at an event in Chicago. While the X+1 has already leaked in pictures, there is still quite a bit of mystery surrounding the device.
On August 21, one final leak from the prolific @evleaks account showcased what we could expect to see with the Moto X+1, Motorola’s upcoming hero device and successor to the successful Moto X from 2013. Now, a new leak from a Brazilian retailer has shed some light on a few key specs, which corroborates previous rumors, as well as gives us a clue to what’s new for customization options.
At this point, we’re just waiting for Motorola to officially announce what we already know. We’ve already seen what’s believed to be a “near final” prototype of the handset, seen the specs breakdown, and seen the front panel in the wild. Now, one final leak shows us that familiar design once again.
With Motorola gearing up to announce the new Moto X+1 in early September, the leaks swirling around the upcoming handset will probably start to pick up speed. On August 15, a purported image of what’s believed to be the new Moto X broke cover, compared to the original model, and showing off some larger speakers for good measure.
Motorola has just sent out press invites for an upcoming event in Chicago on September 4th, where it would be unveiling four new devices.
The “Moto Launch Experience” invite is filled with taglines like “Chose To Discover”, “Choose to Have Fun” and “Choose a new experience.”
The Moto X is soon going to be a year old, which means its successor — the Moto X+1 — is just around the corner. While Motorola has not announced anything as to when it plans on unveiling the Moto X+1, the specs of the device have been continuously making appearance on various benchmark suites online.