Motorola unveils new Moto X flagship smartphone

Motorola Moto X (2014)As widely expected, Motorola today unveiled new smartphones (as well as the Moto 360). As rumours have been suggesting, the company announced the successor to its Moto X flagship smartphone. Called the new Moto X, it builds on its predecessor with a number of enhancements both in hardware and software.

Along with the expected hardware upgrades, the Moto X (2014) is now built around a metal frame. It will again be fully customizeable (where available) with a range of options including materials such as FSC certified woods and genuine Horween leather backplates. On the software side, staples such as Touchless Control, Quick Capture and Active Display (now known as Moto Display) have been improved. The addition of three infrared sensors gives the Moto X the ability to recognize a new range gestures. For example, waving your hand in front of the device turns on Moto Display.

Moto X (2014) specifications:

  • Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC)
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA+/GRPS/EDGE
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Display: 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080/423PPI) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal storage: 16GB/32GB
  • External storage: None
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Dimensions: 140.8 × 72.4 × 9.97 millimeters
  • Weight: 144 grams
  • Colours: Customizeable thorugh MotoMaker
  • Other: Front-facing speakers

The Moto X will launch later this fall in both Canada and the U.S. (as well as other parts of the world). In Canada, we will only see it in black and bamboo through TELUS Mobility. Canadian pricing has yet to be announced but it will sell for as low as US$99.99 and up to US$499.99 unlocked and contract free.

Source : Motorola