Motorola revealed their brand new flagship smartphone earlier today at the IFA Trade Show. It was generally believed that the device would go by the name of Moto X+1, but it turns out that Motorola went with the name Moto X yet again. This updated 2014 edition improves over its predecessor in pretty much every way except for the design, which is more or less similar. But why ruin a good thing, right? However, Motorola did incorporate an aluminum frame this around and that was a great decision as it does work very well with the leather back cover. The wood option is also available again and you can further customize the Moto X through the already famous Moto Maker, which was updated as well.
We’re now looking at a 5.2-inch 1080p resolution AMOLED display with 423 pixels per inch and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. A quick peak under the hood reveals a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Adreno 33o GPU and 2 GB of RAM. Moto X’s other specs include 13MP rear-facing camera with dual-LED, 2,300 mAh battery and 16GB/32GB internal storage memory options with no microSD support. The Moto X measures 140.8 mm x 72.4 mm x 9.9 mm, weighs 144 grams and runs on the Android 4.4.4 operating system complete with a few exclusive features.You will be able to purchase the Moto X starting later this month in the United States, UK, France, Germany and a number of other markets of the price of $499 unlocked or $99 on a two-year contract with AT&T or Verizon.
Aside from the updated Moto X, Motorola also announced an updated versions of the Moto G smartphone. The device features lower specs than the Moto X, but is definitely an improvement over its predecessor and can be purchased starting today for the ridiculously cheap price of $179.99 without a contract. The 2014 edition of the Moto G sports a 5-inch 720p resolution screen complete with Gorilla Glass protection. Hardware-wise, the handset features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU running a 1.2 GHz, Adreno 305 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. This budget device also comes equipped with an 8 MP primary camera, 2,070 battery and 8GB/16GB internal storage options with microSD support. The Moto G weighs 149 grams, measures 141.5 mm x 70.7 mm x 11 mm and runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
Motorola is said to upgrade both the new Moto X and the new Moto G to the Android L operating system once the final build is released. The OS will launch later this year, but a specific date was not announced yet. Stay tuned for more news and updates.