It's pretty much a given that Motorola will launch its Android Wear-based Moto 360 smartwatch at this week's Google I/O, but how about a companion smartphone? Here we investigate the Motorola Moto X 1 (X2) release date, price and specs. See what else you can expect from Google I/O 2014and follow our live blog and video stream.
Motorola Moto X 1 (X2) release date
Motorola has confirmed that the Moto 360 smartwatch is coming in summer 2014. We already know Google will tak about wearable computing and its Android Wear smartwatch OS at this week's I/O 2014, so it seems crazy for Motorola not to time its 360 launch in tandem with this. Also see Motorola Moto 360 release date, price and specsand learn more about Android Wear.
Motorola apparently said at MWC that the next Moto X would also launch in late summer, and several leaked photos suggest the Moto X 1 (or Moto X2) is ready to launch.
Meanwhile, TK Tech Newshas had word from a source that an entire shipment of Moto X 1s has gone missing, which may have resulted in many of the recent leaks, and that Motorola plans to launch the X 1 (X2) with the Moto 360 at Google I/O.
If you've come to this article looking for pricing details for the Motorola Moto X 1 (X2) you'll be disappointed to learn that no information is available just yet. We'll update this article as soon as this information becomes available.
There has been some talk of the Moto X 1 costing $400, but this seems to be due only to an unfinished AT&T product page, in which the $400 list price could be nothing more than placeholder text.
All we can do for now is speculate, then. The Motorola Moto X cost £350 when it came to the UK, but Motorola has been wowing onlookers with some impressive budget devices of late. The Moto X 1 won't be a budget smartphone, but we'd be surprised if it cost significantly more than its predecessor. Read our Motorola Moto X review.
Motorola Moto X 1 (X2) video
TK Tech News posted the following video of the Moto X 1, although the smartphone is covered in a plastic bag to conceal its source's identity.
Motorola Moto X 1 (X2) design
The Motorola Moto X 1 (X2) will be bigger but also lighter than the current Moto X.
Yesterday evleaksleaked some marketing information for the Incipio DualPro Hard Shell for the Motorola Victara. Not only can you see the phone inside the case, but you can take something away from the case's dimensions and weight: 5.25x2.77x0.54in, 0.0075lbs. Several commenters suggest the photo is actually of the Moto E GPE, but Motorola Victara is said to be the codename for the Moto X 1.
evleaks has also suggested that the Moto X 1 will have four new leather rear options, in black, red, grey and blue.
Motorola Moto X 1 (X2) specs
Also from TK Tech News' source is confirmation of the following specs: the Moto X 1 (X2) will have a full-HD (1920x1080) AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, a better camera, and come with 16-, 32- or 64GB of storage.
Other speculation suggests the screen will be 5.2in, and the Moto X 1 will have a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It may also have a 12Mp rear camera and 2Mp front camera. A leaked GFXBenchmark screenshot also sugests it will have a pedometer, which might tie in nicely with the Moto 360 smartwatch.