Thanks to a parting gift from @evleaks, we may have the cleanest look yet at the new Moto X (aka Moto X+1). The image he shared shows the Moto X on its way to Verizon in both black and white/wood variants, with big camera sensors and a possible button/sensor that also houses a Motorola logo on the back. The images also show a screen that may have even less bezel than last year’s model, at least on the top and bottom of the device, even with dual front-facing speakers.
Since we have such clean images that appear to be official press renders, we decided to match them up next to last year’s Moto X. (more…)
As a retirement gift, @evleaks just Tweeted the image above, which is likely a set of press renders for the new Moto X (or Moto X+1) that is headed for Verizon.
Two variants of the device are shown, one as an all-black base model, the other as a white and wood combo, something that you would see on the original Moto X if it were made through MotoMaker. It looks exactly like the last leak we saw, which showed a device with a wood back, centered Motorola logo/button, big camera housing, and metal trim. (more…)
A new set of images that HelloMotoHK is claiming to be the front panel of the new Moto X (or Moto X+1) have surfaced, images which show a device that has indeed grown over the last year, but also may include even bigger front speakers than a previous leak led us to believe. In the images, we are getting comparisons of the new panel to the original Moto X, along with what appear to be extra-large speaker cutouts. (more…)
At the end of 2013, we called the Moto X the best phone of the year. Even though it had a pretty terrible camera and a not-even-close-to-class-leading display, the overall package of software features, size and feel, quick updates, and customizability through MotoMaker made it the phone to have, at least in our opinion. But here we are, weeks away from the unveiling of the new version, whether that ends up being called Moto X+1 or new Moto X or something else, you can imagine how excited we are to see what Motorola has in-store.
Still, Motorola needs to step their game up even further if they want to hold onto that “best phone of the year” title. The LG G3 is currently topping the charts (our review), with the OnePlus One and HTC One (M8) close behind it.
There are some specific things we would love to see Motorola address in order to make the next Moto X an amazing phone. Here are five of them. (more…)
When it comes to leaks or information about unreleased devices, benchmarks are almost always hit or miss. In fact, you should almost never fully buy into the data that they provide because from one day to the next, they could show off completely different information for what they claim is the exact same device. With that said, they do often open the bucket of paint to help manufacturers go all Picasso during a press event, so we still like to see them, especially when we are only a couple of weeks away from an unveiling.
And that’s why we are taking a quick look this morning at yet another purported benchmark for the next Moto X, which was long ago dubbed unofficially as the Moto X+1. (more…)
On September 4, the day after Samsung gets done announcing its next Galaxy Note device, Motorola will host a press event of their own to unveil new products. We are fully expecting the next version of the Moto X to be the star of the show, along with the Moto 360. There may also be a new Moto G on hand. Well, that’s at least what the invite is hinting at.
Rumors of a Moto X+1 as the follow-up have existed for months now, but as we often remind folks, nothing is official until Motorola makes it official. The Moto 360, on the other hand, is all sorts of official already. This event should fill in some of the blanks, though, like final specs and price. The Moto G has helped Motorola find some success after years of frustration, so it only makes sense that they refresh the handset.
Who is ready for Motorola’s next big launch? (more…)
Back in February, Motorola confirmed to the press that a new Moto X would arrive in “late” summer, along with a smartwatch, which we now know as the Moto 360. Sources of ours have confirmed to us that Verizon is currently expecting the new Moto X by September 25. That date may be just outside of summer, which officially ends September 22, but it’s close enough. Also, there is always a chance that we see other carrier variants of the device arrive before Verizon gets it, which would put Motorola inside their own timeline. (more…)
A device that could be either the Moto X+1 or a new DROID variant showed up at Geekbench within the last couple of days, outing a couple of specs along the way.
Remember the Verizon device in the mystery box from earlier in the week that sported a model number of XT1096? The device that stopped through Geekbench showed up with a model number of XT1097. We could be looking at a different carrier variant, or again, it could be another DROID family member. Either way, the phones are more than likely related with model numbers so close. (more…)