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Stop the Hypebeasting: Ferrari Motorola Phone is Nothing More Than the Primus

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Over the holiday, a cut-off picture of a kevlar-backed Motorola phone made the tech rounds, prompting people to ask if this was potentially the first look at the new Moto X. In somewhat sad news, I can only tell you that it is most definitely not the Moto X or the DROID ULTRA. In fact, the phone pictured is nothing more than a special edition Motorola Primus. 

The phone caught us all off guard because it was a phone that most of us had never seen before, but also because it carried a Ferrari logo (likely for the CCR/Ferrari French Quarter Classic in New Orleans) and the tag “Elite Partners, New Orleans 2013.” Since that race happens in October, the Moto X (or DROID ULTRA) could launch around that time, and we’re expecting to see a high-level of customization with kevlar, the clues appeared to be lining up.

But again, it’s the Motorola Primus. And none of us recognized it because it was an exclusive to Peru as the XT621. Check out the picture below.

The phone’s specs include a 4″ display, 1.2GHz single-core processor, 5MP camera, and push-to-talk services. It also runs Android 2.3, even though it was released in January of this year.

So, there you go. The Primus.

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Cheers GreekNasty!

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  • Brandon Golway

    What do sports car manufacturers always pick the worst possible devices to endorse? Same thing goes with the gold plated/diamond encrusted phones. You pay thousands of dollars above retail and you get specs that are from like 2 to 3 years ago. Goes to show that rich people will buy anything regardless of how good it is!

  • Dave

    Did that say special or stupid version?

  • starnovsky

    Nothing suits Ferrari branding better than a single core CPU

  • Brandon Golway

    I love it how it has Ferrari on it, which is synonymous with high-end sports cars but this thing is more like a beat 93 honda civic lol

    • Dave

      With an oversized muffler, dragon decals, and rusted/primed body panels.

      • Steve Swall

        Don’t forgert the damaged body panels with bondo on them!

  • etobare

    i have to disagree, the general shape of the phone is similar but the “back bezels” are considerably different. besides the alleged ultra chamfers down to few milimeters, less than 3? so that’s consistent with the ultra-thin marketing.

    • nate

      I have to agree. The phone you guys pictured is completely different from the one that was pictured on gforgames. The one you pictured looks cheaper, and obviously has a removable backplate, but the one in the gforgamers doesn’t appear to be removeable.

      • etobare

        now that’s a more reasonable explanation…

  • Weber

    Can I get this at Viva Movil?

  • kixofmyg0t

    I’m waiting for Bionic to chime in with “BUT SARGE SAID!”

    • needa

      i thought it was quite telling that sarge said he has no control over how his words get twisted by those that he talks too.

  • I just want a Moto Nexus 5 🙂

  • ddevito

    Stop the HypeBeasting? Did you just meet us? :p

  • J Davis

    Android 2.3?!? Really Motorola…That’s just wrong.

    • Kimm Ryland

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  • NorCalGuy

    They have Ferrari’s in Peru?

    • michael arazan

      Peru has a Major booming economy right now

  • Butters619

    I read it as “Nothing more than the Prius” and was super confused for a few minutes.

    • Luisito Mercado

      Lol that makes two of us!

    • Rene Barba

      Three. It got me too.

    • chris420o

      glad i wasnt the only one lol

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Primus sucks.