We're hoping for a brand-new Motorola Moto X 1 (X2) to go alongside the forthcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, and it looks as though our luck could be in at IFA 2014. Here we investigate the Motorola Moto X 1 (X2) release date, price and specs.Updated 22 August with new leaked images.
Motorola Moto X 1 (X2) release date
While there's no official Motorola Moto X 1 release date yet, Motorola has sent out invites to a 4 September IFA event (shown at the top of this page) in which it will unveil two smartphones, a smartwatch (the Moto 360) and what looks like a Bluetooth headset. One of those phones is marked with an X, suggesting the Motorola Moto X 1, while the other is marked with a G.
Meanwhile, just prior to I/O TK Tech Newshad word from a source that an entire shipment of Moto X 1s had gone missing, which may have resulted in many of the recent leaks.
TK Tech Newsreported that the Moto X 1 (X2) is coming 26 September. According to the site, in the US the Moto X 16GB will cost just $199 (plus tax) via Moto Maker for one day only on 6 September. The coupon code is 26sept, because this is the day Motorola will unveil the Moto X 1.The site also leaked the Moto X 1 photos and video used to illustrate this article. Also see:32 best smartphones 2014.
Motorola Moto X 1 (X2) price
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.
A new video posted by TK Tech News now shows an unknown Motorola device with a 5in-plus screen. Could it be the Motorola Moto X 1?
Well, we don't really know. According to TK Tech News there are no 5.2in or larger Motorola phones with AMOLED screens, so it could be the X 1 or it could be a new Droid line altogether.
"This is not an X 1, unless this is a different design than the model we saw earlier. Hardware is en-route for us to take a closer look," said TK Tech News.
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.