After plenty of speculation Verizon has finally confirmed that it will start selling Motorola’s second-generation Moto X on Friday. Customers will also have access to the Moto Maker if they want to personalize the new smartphone.
You can grab the 16GB version of the Verizon-branded handset for $99 with a two-year contract through Moto Maker, while certain options like 32GB of storage and special back panels made from wood and leather are available for a bit extra. Verizon also plans to sell the standard black Moto X online and in stores, and for a limited time the carrier is offering the white version with a bamboo back panel for the same $99 on-contract price.
The new Moto X offers all the same awesome software tweaks Motorola introduced last year along with the beefed up hardware to match. It comes equipped with a 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, a 2300mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The device runs Android 4.4 and will probably be one of the first phones to get Android L when it launches later this year based on what we saw last year with the original Moto X.
If you’ve been waiting for Verizon to start selling the new Moto X your day has almost arrived. Start figuring out how you plan to customize the device on Moto Maker now, though it’s worth noting that at the moment Motorola is showing some serious delays for the white-front version of the device. Plan accordingly.