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Rumor: Motorola X Phone Could Come In 20 Different Colors

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We have heard a lot of rumors about Motorola’s next flagship phone, rumored to be the X Phone. We’ve heard that it’s not so impressive, we’ve heard that it’s very impressive, we’ve seen our share of renders, but we haven’t up until this point heard anything definite from either Moto or Google. The latest rumor that we are hearing is that Moto’s next device is going to be outwardly customizable. 

Phone Arena is reporting through a source that they trust that says Google and Motorola are looking to provide up to 20 different colors of phones for customers. The source said that internal customization such as RAM size and processor differences is highly unlikely, but that we can expect to see lots of different looking devices. Take this with a grain of salt because it’s still an unverified rumor, but it opens up interesting possibilities.

Would you be excited to see expanded choices of colors for this upcoming phone?

Via: Phone Arena

  • duff60901

    I LOVE my Droid X. Gonna be a toss up between a moto or note 3. Guess it depends on what they are made of, removable battery, and 64GB+ internal storage. Prefer moto for durability. But MUST have removable battery, lots of storage, SD slot.

  • areffes

    Twenty seems a bit much. I’d appreciate having a choice amongst 5, maybe 8 colors. Anything more than that would be a production nightmare for them and would almost guarantee a headache for retailers and consumers, trying to manage inventory and the wrong color always being sold out.

  • Zac St. Louis

    I think it’d be cool if they released a phone with exchangeable back plates that cover the entire back of the phone with different colors/designs etc. that way you could buy as many as you want and change the color of your phone extremely easily

  • mcdonsco

    As a long time die hard moto fan (no more), after my current RAZR maxx HD that still completely sucks with text input, I’m finally jumping ship. After owning the of droid, x, x2, bionic, RAZR and now RAZR maxx HD I somehow doubt they’ll fix the problem in the X

  • eli


  • moody

    mark my words, the X will be the next Nexus…. Motorola source works within!!

  • George Fayad

    I’ll admit, the main reason I check these posts is to see the arguments with the user Bionic.

  • I just don’t care anymore about the X phone at this point

  • Christopher Riner

    That’s actually not a bad idea, and makes the whole customization thing way easier. They could basically have one phone with one set of internals, and then maybe have 3 different body styles to choose from, each with like 20 different colors…I could totally see that being awesome. How nice would it be if every phone came out like that? I know every time I get a phone, no matter how much I like it, there is always one or two things design wise I wish I could change. Maybe Motorola can find a cure for that.

  • regkilla

    20 different colors? lol that’s not true.

    • PSU_DI

      Can I get it in Black?

  • Ned Danov

    Yes, I am looking forward it 🙂

  • rogue05

    I believe this just going to be different backs for the phone, Either way i’m just going to wait for Phone X2

  • sargentmajord

    no way in hell will there be 20 different colors because I demoed only 2 and one was white any other one was jet black there are no plans to make it come in another colors

    • Bionicman

      no offense but anyone can come on here and say they have used one or saw one, etc. you’d probably be better off not saying anything than claiming you have seen/used one but won’t confirm or show proof of anything.

      • sargentmajord

        Yeah cuz I am not stupid enough to violate an NDA even posting that I demoed one is pushing it but u believe what u want I am not here to convince u one way or the other u believe what u want to but I know what held in my hands

        • Frank Urbanski

          It was a wiener, wasn’t it? I bet it was a wiener.

          • Christopher Riner

            No, remember–the sarge wouldn’t have the gd common decency to give you a reach around

  • Trevor

    I hope they bring back honeycomb with this beast.

  • paul_cus

    Maroon please.

  • bukinater

    Nice article. Straight plagiarized from an article on flip board. Thanks, I’ll stick to real writers for now on

  • 20 Shades of Grey

  • Swoops

    Maybe it is all 20 colors at the same time! Cmon color changing phone! No whammies… no whammies… Stop!

    • generra


  • Philip A. Kaiser

    This is actually not that hard to believe. If the front carries an all glass surface then you could design a wrap around rear end cover. Then, sell these backplates in a multitude of colors, patterns, and designs. As one of the few people that spent a few bucks to buy my wife the “Ferrari” Enzo red battery cover for her Incredible back in the day, I can tell you it was very eye catching and a nice little accessory.

  • Bloo

    Mesa Beige Metallic, Rosso Scuderia, Grabber Blue, Storm Gray, and Alpine White?

  • motta2003

    Ya, that’s just what I want – a phone in metallic pee.

  • chris125

    I’m more interested to see if it comes to verizon and if google sells the verizon version through google play like rumors have said. Otherwise it is S4 for me.

    • Bionic

      The play store version died long ago.

  • Stewie

    Why Yes, color it unlocked …


    This is what I assumed they meant by customization.

  • nvitone23

    just because you haven’t gotten any big leaks on it yet, doesn’t mean its not real…thats all I have to say

  • Ibrick

    You guys know there’s multiple trim pieces on every phone right?

    Moto could easily pop out shells in maybe 5 different colors, black,white,blue,red,pink and let you choose the button, ear piece, camera surround, logo’s etc.. Which could all be switched out easily during production. White w/ like a saphire blue trim would be sick..

    20 colors doesn’t necessarily mean 20 different ‘shell’ colors.

    • Christopher Riner

      Dude you know what? You might be right. Wasn’t there a sweet looking RAZR M that was white with blue accents?



  • Yes would love it.. Hopefully interchangeable like my good old samsung sch a310. How many of you remember that phone?

    • PSU_DI

      ahh I remember selling that phone… The hinge would always break, but man did I make a lot of money selling them.

  • Bionic

    Tim does not beieve this information but I am going to put it here anyway. The specs that are being talked about as “mid rang” and “unimpressive” are for that leaked device from a few weeks ago, not x phone. So do not let people convince you that X phone wont be top of the line.

  • Buckoman

    Straight from AndroidGuys, a new leaked image for this X Phone has already surfaced. Check it out. http://www.androidguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Motorola-DROID-X.jpg

    • Bionic


    • RoadsterHD1


      • Buckoman

        Yeah, it’s real. Supposed to ship with the brand new Android 2.1, too. Some sick specs on this thing. Glad they’re bringing back the camera button, too. Might just make me upgrade from my Droid.

        • Menger40

          I see what you did there.

    • Austin Warren

      Deja vu

    • gp126904

      I lol’d

    • jboogie1289

      Nice one + 1 good Sir

  • Rodeojones000

    I guess it’s nice to have options, but I think any color other than black or dark grey look ugly on a phone.

  • Pedro

    Google probably has an algorithm that targets ads based on one of 20 colors.

    Consumer X Phone.

  • The Razr came in 2 billion variations. You put lipstick on a pig, is it not….you know the rest.

    • Bionic


  • Tyler

    This could be cool, as long as the front stay black for most colors I think it could work.

  • Hayden7200

    And I thought they smelled bad… on the outside!


    I think they down played the device specs, so that when it does come out, it will WOW people. Versus giving out true specs now, wouldn’t wow people when the phone ships.

  • RaptorOO7

    Great job Motorola, how much more unimpressive can you make it. How about 64GB storage GB RAM 5″ 1080p display, microSD and stock Android. Sounds good to me.

    • will bartlett

      1gb of ram? it better be 2gb or GTFO

  • Daniel

    I’d be MUCH more excited if in addition to picking colors, you could pick screen size or if it has a qwerty slider or not…would be awesome to customize hardware to be the phone I’d want rather than whatever Verizon dictated that people obviously must need.

    • KleenDroid

      I used to work for Gateway computers back when you could custom order whatever you want. Every computer was build to order. I think it would be cool if there was a list of options and you could build your phone the way you want it. It seems most phones are missing something. Of course they wouldn’t be cheap.

  • Brent Cooper

    I wish they would offer internal customization.

  • jamie stevens

    would love it in bianco fuji MATTE!

  • I heard you’ll be able to fast forward live television with it.

  • Austin Warren

    I just want a customizable phone…..on the INSIDE. Whos with me?

  • Tim242

    This is why I have no hope for them. They think low to mid level specs and 20 colors is what is going to save them.

    • Austin Warren


      • Tim242

        Rainbows have a place. But not on my phone! Even on my truck, I just have a small sqiggly rainbow sticker on the back glass. It’s cute.

        • 😛

        • Austin242

          It’s nice seeing the 2 biggest dbag commenters who frequent DL coming together in the threads. tim242 & austin warren, that would be you. You’re both massive boils in need of lancing.

          • Austin Warren

            Good to know you think that. Now go back to hooking on the street.

        • Christopher Riner

          Small squiggly rainbow stickered truck is an (albeit a rather long, homo-rednecktus) oxymoron.

          • Tim242

            That’s me. Disproving stereotypes daily!

    • nvitone23

      it won’t be mid-level specs though

      • Tim242

        According to all info leaked thus far, it will be.

        • nvitone23

          that info is not correct. bionic knows what he is saying. trust him

          • Tim242

            Bionic doesn’t know anything. Besides, I trust what Google and Moto have said. They will not be high end phone specs

          • nvitone23

            bionic may not…but believe me sarge does

          • Bionic

            They are talking about that mid range phone not x phone. CFO didn’t know what damn thing about product development

          • nvitone23

            when did they ever say that?

    • Bionic

      Th specs you speak of are not for the x phone. How many times have I posted that information here from sarge?

      • Tim242

        I don’t buy his info as credible.

        • Bionic

          LOL ok dude. The specs you speak of were for that leaked mid range phone not x phone. But believe what you want.

          • nvitone23

            exactly…the “ghost” phone

          • Justin Swanson

            Wooo ahh wooo

          • Bionic


    • KleenDroid

      I agree. Make it black and spend the resourses on making a decent phone with an unlocked bootloader. They can then sell 20 different color cases if they want.

      I sure hope Google can manage to make a phone that can compete. Rumours of 20 colors is really sad.

      • Just as an aside, offering extra colors costs them almost nothing on the design side beyond choosing them out of millions of options, and on the production side, if they make it properly, then it will cost them little to implement there as well. However, being known as “the most personal phone” because the customer has options for exterior as well as software will be a huge draw for the mid-range crowd. I doubt their flagship will have so many options, though.

        • KleenDroid

          If it doesn’t cost much then of course they should make as many options as possible.

  • W. Paul Schenck

    Original Droid metal frame with high end guts and spray on color to suit. Stock Android inside that is updated like a nexus.

  • Adam Richardson

    Zune Brown?

  • Bionic_Pags

    Ugh… these rumors are the worst, but i’ll bite. If this is true, this is an awful idea… If this is supposed to save Moto, it needs to be recognizable to people when others are holding it in the real world… everyone knows what an iphone and S3 look like from any distance… having 20 different colors is not the way to go about that… plus, it’s childish.

    • Tim242

      Agreed! What are they thinking?! GOOGLE!!!!

    • The S3 has flip covers that come in a variety of different colors and people can still recognize it. There’s really nothing wrong with offering different color choices IMO.

      • Justin Swanson

        I agree… I like color options. Especially if multiple people in the family get the same phone… at one time, we had 3 people with SGS1’s…

  • will bartlett

    they better include DL pink…

    • jamie stevens

      pm yellow for you

  • JamesU513

    NO, I’d be excited if it were a high end phone, on Verizon with stock Android

    • EC8CH

      This… make it happen

      • Justin Swanson

        They tried that once… it just got updated to 4.2.2 /s

  • breadable

    Performance stats don’t matter, as long as I can get it in powder blue.

    (and there’s a qwerty keyboard option)

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    I heard a rumor that it comes with Google Time, a new app that lets you time travel. This is from a friend of a friend who met a guy who has a source on the inside who time traveled back from Q4 2013 and told him all about it.

  • Who cares.

  • DingDong

    It should be black, that is important, I don’t care about other colors. The best thing for me would be a camera with the quality of the one in the pureview 808. The speed doesn’t matter any more on this level.

    • [email protected]

      Just a hunch, but they are probably offering 20 colors because they don’t care specifically about your private opinion. Others might have a different opinion, hence; options.

  • rolls

    I heard its going to have 2 screens… Front and back..

  • Sakina Solomon

    I mean, I wouldn’t mind having a purple x-phone >_>

  • JDHokie

    Doesn’t excite me. But if you’re going to offer multiple options do it at launch instead of rolling them out a few at a time.

    • Justin Winker

      Ahem… Samsung…

  • Burnt sienna

    i hope they offer Burnt sienna

    • EC8CH

      Bob Ross??? is that you?

      • breadable

        Ima paint my own happy little tree on mine

        • EC8CH

    • cjohn4043

      Maybe some titanium white to compliment it?

  • Mudokon83

    Just went from a Galaxy Nexus to Galaxy S3, and I can say I miss the Nexus for its coolness but not the battery drain.

    I am still stuck with Verizon and would love to hear in a year or two that there is a great Verizon Android Phone out there that everyone enjoys that is stock Android.

    We can all dream can’t we?

  • Ian Winchell

    Ummm, i guess, it hasn’t been something i have thought about a lot, and i don’t really consider it all that important, but all in all, choice is good.

  • Can’t wait for more rumors lol

  • It’ll be nice, but it’s not really that important to me. I prefer a plain black phone.

  • j__h

    Do not care.

  • Rumor: Motorola X Phone might ship with Android on it

    • EricRees

      Woah, slow down. That’s highly unverified.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Won’t be worrying about this useless phone. If it’s not the Galaxy Note 3 then it doesn’t matter period. Nothing after September will matter or compare NO Xphone, Nexus 5, Iphone 5s/6. Galaxy Note 3 will piss on all these devices.

        • OptimusL

          Lol @ you acting like you speak for everyone.

          • jaclyngeffroy

            I get paid over $87 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I’d be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless. Heres what I’ve been doing, — Gig60.cℴm

        • michael arazan

          I Guess Samsung is Paying People to write reviews.

        • squiddy20

          Glad to know you think you know what everyone on the planet cares about or wants. Oh wait, you can’t even get basic facts right about what specs certain phones will/won’t have, what makes you think you know this stuff?

        • LiterofCola

          you’re an idiot

          • JasonIvers

            I just wanted to say I like your name ^^

        • Bug Juice Jones

          Motorola Exec 1: “Our phone sucks”
          Motorola Exec 2: “Let’s give them 20 different colors to distract them”
          Motorola Exec 1: “Good thinking, that is why we are such a big success.”

        • What a mindless tool. Let me guess, you once said the same thing as an iPhone owner right?

          • squiddy20

            Actually, it was the S3. And before that the Galaxy Nexus. And before that the “legendary” Evo 3D that he said would be “Sprint’s flagship device well into 2012”.

        • zUFC

          you shouldn’t worry about any phone. Because your comparing a phone to a stupid book. Who wants to hold a book to their head. I think the Notes are the most ridiculous things ever made. To small as a tablet and way too big as a phone. The things are disgusting. who buys these and who defends them.

        • I am actually excited about the Note3, it will be an amazing device, especially if it’s not plastic. BUT it ships with Touchwiz and awful Samsung bloat! …The X-Phone truly represents what Android is all about. That is all.

    • tanknspank

      Rumor: Motorola X Phone could possibly be a phone

      • EC8CH

        nope it’sa phone + according to Schmidt

        • EvanTheGamer

          If the supposed X Phone even exists, which I highly doubt it does. It’s just a myth like good olé Santa Claus and the blasted thief the Tooth Fairy.

          • EC8CH

            How can it not exist in some shape or form. Droid Razr HD was release Oct 18.

            Moto has to be close to a new release otherwise what have they been doing for the past 6 months.

            The question is, will it have the soul of the OG Droid, or the soul of every Droid that came after it.

          • Rickerbilly

            When the X finally comes out, I will wait for the X2 HD MAXX three months later.

          • Anon

            Dude…when my pal Methuselah made that joke, it was funny, but it’s been around the block a few times now, it’s getting kinda old.

          • MikeCiggy

            she’s not a thief I was always paid with crisp dollar bills when she came to visit. Hope she comes back when i’m old.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Who said the Tooth Fairy was a she? hahahhaha!


          • Fattie McDoogles

            HEY!!! SANTA EXISTS!!! I saw Rise of the Guardians damnit!!!

          • acras

            What is your agenda ? Calling the Tooth Fairy a “thief” ? Do you put your tooth under the pillow in hopes that you will have the complete set one day ? Most folks hope for some sort of gift in exchange. You give it to her , then you call her a thief for accepting it .Sad times we live in…

          • EvanTheGamer

            What if she steals my tooth but then leaves nothing behind? If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that’s thief-like.

          • CircularPastry

            Olé Santa?
            How I wish I had time to make a racially insensitive drawing right now!

    • user

      It’s not official until Bionic says so… /s

      • cizzlen

        per sarge

    • Austin Warren

      We may need to run this by Bionic. He just now received the JellyBean update.

    • Bionicman

      Did Bionic or Sarge or Obama say it would come with Android? No? Then it is not true!

    • XphoneTroll

      Is this where people tell me I told you so..lol

    • Kevin Hill

      Psh, it will be firefox OS.

      • Justin Swanson

        Or maybe Ubuntu Touch

    • Can we just agree that this phone isn’t real, never will be. Motorola will be making midrange phones for the masses to try and build back their portfolio. Midrange phones sell and all they care about right now is getting back into the business. They’ll be lucky to do so, unless Google completely takes over, which won’t make a difference for another few years despite what Bionic may tell you.

      • Bionicman

        very likely. i’d actually believe this over any other rumors so far.

      • Dave

        I wonder how many phones globally Samsung sells for every 1 Moto?

      • Christopher Riner

        Ask Samsung if midrange phones are where the market puts its dollars.

        • You’re kidding right? The majority of the world purchases mid-range devices, the majority actually take the free phones that come with their contracts and more and more are moving to non-contract devices which are mid-range or lower. High end devices are not the majority, research the numbers.

          • Christopher Riner

            Yeah BC of India and China, mostly India and its 2 billion people. I seriously doubt that’s Motorola’s plan to get back on top, by supplying india and Asia with mid range devices. India is where all the growth is with low-mid range devices but every day more and more of the market share is going towards higher end devices.

          • Christopher Riner

            Not to mention I hear they go through burners in the middle east like a hole in the ground (bad pun I know, half of my family is military).

          • Simply untrue. The U.S. also has a large majority that purchase mid-range devices. Look up the numbers please, I’d link you but it doesn’t allow links.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Rumor: The X Phone might be a rumor, and nothing more than just being a rumor. Also, rumor has it that dogs may be able to talk in the year 2037.

      • OptimusL

        Ah nice, that sound very interesting.

        I hear that in the year 2034 many athletic commissions will sanction kickboxing matches between monkeys and humans. It’s shaping up to be an exciting decade it seems.

    • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

      Well played sir well played

    • Alex Farra

      Yeah but what version? Personally my money is on cupcake but take it for a grain of salt.