Now that Samsung and HTC have announced their flagship phones for 2013, the boredom of the internet is shining through and focusing on whatever Motorola has in the pipeline. Each day, we’re getting a new reportedly rumored spec list for the X Phone from a new anonymous “tipster” that may or may not be real but seems to get reported anyway. That’s right, when times are this slow, the tech media appears to accept any and all fan speculation that comes through its inbox as having a slight chance at being legit, thus a need to report it with thirty question marks. I know that sounds harsh, as we like to hypebeast as much as anyone, but this is getting out of hand.
Take today’s “render” of the X Phone that just came across the wire. The rumored specs that have accompanied the image above peg the device as having a Snapdragon 800 processor, 4.7″ 720p display, onboard storage only, and a whopping 4000mAh battery (because 3300mAh wasn’t enough). The device will run Android 4.2 with as few customizations as possible.
Stop for a minute though, and take a look at that image above. You are telling me that Motorola created this render today, then put today’s date on it, and has already managed to leak it out? And why is it that if Motorola is doing their best to go with stock Android, that they are reverting back to the old Motorola navigation keys that they already went away from in Jelly Bean for devices like the Razr M and Razr HD. Two steps forward and another back? But on that same point, why are they using 100% stock Phone, People, Chrome, and Camera icons, but not navigation buttons. Ugh.
Update: As caleb pointed out in the comments, it also lacks an ear pierce, you know, for making calls since it is a phone after all. As per kunal, the 3-circle clock widget time is two minutes slower than the time in the notification bar. Mmhmm.
There are other new rumors floating about today as well, but they are all pretty much ridiculous and make little sense.
Hypebeast, we know about ya.