Meet the Moto X smartphone, Motorola’s hope for 2013
This is the 3rd most hyped phone I have heard about since the Galaxy s4 and the iPhone 5, after various leaks and teases of the Moto X, Motorola has as at last unwrapped the its flagship Smartphone for the 2013. The 4.7 inch beauty is a distillation of everything Google and Motorola. Going away from the black and white slab traditional ‘colors’ that seem to be common on flagship phones, the Moto X comes in an assortment of rainbow colors, 18 to be exact.
There are actually 504 potential versions of Moto X — the 18 available backplate covers, from concrete gray to hot pink, are just the start. You can also choose a black or white front panel, and the side-mounted buttons and the ring around the rear camera lens come in seven different colors. You have to pick between 16 and 32GB of storage. And then you can engrave the back of your phone.
Made from US for US
The freakishly customizable phone is made is the US at least for US residents and to allow for the quick custom design process, Motorola placed its entire assembly operation in Texas. Components come from 16 states and countries around the world, but 2,000 or so workers assemble the phones in Texas and ship them all over America. Since there’s no boat from China to wait for, Motorola promises to deliver to the US residents in four days. For the rest of the world, there will be specified versions for us as well.
Running through some of the specs we have :
- 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display
- Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and two custom chips for the Moto X’s always-on voice recognition and gesture controls
- Full day battery life
- 10 MP camera
- Android 4.2.2
- Bluetooth, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
- 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 CDMA 800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, 4G Network LTE
The phone comes with a plethora of crazy motion sensors that enable one trigger various actions, We only hope Motorola comes out with an international version fast enough and not make this a US only product for more than three months. That’s the only way it will have much hope for the success of this flagship just like Apple and Samsung.
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