The Moto X+1 has reared its fabled head once again today thanks to a leak from @evleaks. The leak comes in the form of a picture which shows the Moto X+1 right next to a price tag for AT&T. How much? $400. Assuming that’s the unsubsidized model, that’s a good deal for a smartphone with mid to high range specs. At that price, the Moto X +1 is exactly what Motorola promised but didn’t deliver with the Moto X; an affordable, powerful and customizable smartphone. While the Moto X nailed the last two, it’s initial unsubsidized price of $649 was a bit steep, considering that more powerful flagship smartphones come in around that price as well. Sure, the Moto X has some awesome software features like voice commands and dynamic notifications, but apps have been released since the Moto X’s debut that allow almost any Android user to rock Moto X features on their devices.
The Moto X +1 is still very much a creature of conjecture, with leaks pointing to a build similar to that of the Moto X and the same (and perhaps more) customization options that MotoMaker affords. It is expected to come touting a Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz, a 12MP rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and Android 4.4.3. All this for under $400? It could be possible, now that manufacturers are cramming 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 801 chipsets into their flagship devices.
Motorola will be announcing a new device next week on May 13th. The device that is to be announced wasn’t officially announced by Motorola, just teased a bit. Motorola is promising an affordable device at the event, so we’re expecting the Moto E (the Moto G’s successor) to be shown off then, not the Moto X+1. Anything is possible though, it wouldn’t be unlike Motorola to pull a fast one on us. That and the fact that it’s all about emerging markets at the moment, the release of the Moto E next week seems very plausible.