Revealed: Moto X specs
Information leaked on Google-owned Motorola’s forthcoming flagship handset
Images and specifications, claimed to be those of the Motorola Moto X handset have been leaked online.
Androidpolice.com splashed a series of shots of the handset, citing an unnamed insider who handed over several general photos of the handset and others of onscreen bench test results, some of which show specification information.
Along with other information gleaned from separate sources, Androidpolice.com claimed to have put together a list of specifications for the handset, which Google-owned Motorola is to unveil at a series of closed press sessions in New York City, US, on 1 August.
According to Androidpolice.com, the Moto X will be powered by a dual-core Qualcomm S4 Pro clocking at 1.7GHz. It will pack 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal memory, 12GB of which is user-accessible.
The screen will be a 4.7-inch 720x1184 display; the main camera is to be 10.5MP with flash and the front-facing camera will be 2.1MP. The test unit runs Android 4.2.2 and near-field communication (NFC) is available.
The battery is 2,200 mAh and non-removable, as is now becoming common in premium handsets. Android Police pointed out that, per the photos, there is no external storage (MicroSD slot) support - something the site said was confirmed by the insider who handed over the images.
AnTuTu, a widely used Android benchmarking tool for internal architecture, ranked the Moto X somewhere between Samsung's Galaxy Note II and LG's Optimus G Pro, but Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 and the HTC One outclassed the forthcoming handset.
However, in Ice Storm Extreme graphics tests the Moto X excelled, leaving all other models behind.
In May, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, speaking at the D11 conference in California, US, described the Moto X as a device that would be smart enough to anticipate what users would require of it and cheap enough to start the overdue deflation of smartphone market prices.
Google needs the handset to charm the market. Its Motorola division has been a drag on its balance sheet ever since it shelled out $12.5bn to acquire it. Motorola's Q2 losses reached $342m.