The Moto X1 looks to be the successor to Motorola’s original Moto X, the phone that kickstarted the change in Motorola’s management, brand and design ethics. The successor looks to be a rather large iteration on the first, adding higher-end specs and a new Super Camera.
Motorola will keep the look and feel of the Moto X1 largely the same as before, it will sport a new metal frame and should be slightly larger, but will still come with the customisable backs and front facing speakers.
On the back of the Moto X1 sits a new camera, it looks rather large and that could be due to the optical zoom Motorola is looking to add. Only a few phone camera have added optical zoom to the device, the Samsung Galaxy Zoom is one of the most well known.
Internally, Motorola is looking to step up the pixels on the 5.2-inch display to 1080p, almost identical to the Nexus X rumored specs. The Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU will power the device, along with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
Software on the Moto X1 might include some sort of 3D recognition, similar to Amazon’s Kindle Phone. This does not sound promising, considering early reports of the Kindle Phone peg sales at less than 40,000 worldwide, abysmal for Amazon, who have spent years on R&D.
The Moto X1 should support Android 4.4.4 when it comes out, with a quick switch over to Android L, once Google releases the new update. Motorola is working on the Nexus X, so they might be able to test Android L and get it even quicker on the Moto X1.
Motorola is holding an event on September 4 in Chicago to launch the phone and some other items running Android. There are quite a few events happening in September, including Apple’s own iPhone 6 press event on September 9, making it quite a packed year.
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