Motorola announced updated Moto X smartphone. The newcomer features beefed up specs and improved finish compared to its predecessors, the Moto X XT1052.
As the company's brand new flagship, the new Moto X features a decidedly more upmarket appearance thanks to an aluminum frame and available back covers finished in Horween leather. The already familiar wooden covers are available too - this time around they are made from FSC certified trees.
New Moto X official photos
Naturally, just like in the case of its predecessor, users will be able to customize the new Moto X though Moto Maker in the United States. The interface of the shopping service has been greatly improved for an even better experience.
Moto X live photos
The specs of the new Moto X include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, and 2GB of RAM. There will be 16 or 32GB of built-in, non-expandable memory on board of the device.
Display of the new Moto X is a 5.2" 1080p AMOLED display with 423ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass. The device's main camera is a 13MP unit with dual-LED rind flash, and 4K video capture.
Measures of the new Moto X are 72.4mm x 140.8mm x 3.8-9.9mm, while its weight tips the scale at 144 grams. A 2,300mAh non-removable battery powers the device.
The latest Moto X boots stock Android 4.4.4, garnished with a few exclusive Motorola additions. They include improved voice commands, as well as handy gesture controls that utilize IR sensors built into the front of the device.
This year's Moto X will be available later this month in a number of Markets that include the United States, Mexico, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The smartphone will cost $99.99 with a two-year contract on AT&T or Verizon, or $499.99 unlocked, sans contract.
Alongside the new Moto X, the manufacturer announced an ultra-small, premium Bluetooth headset dubbed Moto Hint. The device allows users to operate their phone with voice commands while keeping out of sight.
Moto Hint will be available in the United States for $149.99 later this fall. It will hit more markets in time for the holidays....