With the Moto X announcement set for August 1st, The Verge has obtained new details about the upcoming smartphone. Their source has reportedly been using a CDMA variant of the Moto X and has confirmed past rumours or provided new details.
Details first reported by @evleaks such as a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T, a display measuring about 4.5 inches (a 4.7-inch display is expected) and 2GB of RAM are all correct. It should also ship with a “near stock” version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as Android 4.3 has yet to be announced.
The report also confirms details first seen in a leaked Rogers promotional video. The Moto X will have an always-on listening mode that responds to the prompt “Ok Google Now.” The feature will not be enabled by default though. Once turned on, the feature will learn to better recognize the owner’s voice. Also confirmed is the wrist flicking gesture to launch the camera.
Finally, a couple of new details have also come to light. The Moto X will come with a new “auto HDR” mode. It will also present a summary of notifications when picked up after being left alone for some time.
In a separate report, AndroidCentral reports that U.S. Cellular will launch the Moto X on August 26th. This aligns with a August date mentioned in the Rogers video.
All in all, it appears that the Moto X may not impress us with its hardware but its software could be another matter completely.
August 1st cannot come fast enough!