Motorola has finally taken the veils off the Moto X device so that we now know for sure what the device is all about. However, what we have been treated with so far can well be considered to be just the first of a series of variants that Motorola intends to develop based on the basic Moto X platform. However, while the current version can be considered to be a bit pricey considering the affordable tag that its makers have been harping on during the pre-launch period, what seems likely is that we might have already seen the costliest variant.
That a more pocket friendly version is in the making has also been confirmed by the chief executive of Motorola, Dennis Woodside. Price would fall later in the year as per the CEO and that would be true even for the sets being sold in the international market. The lower price will also be applicable for those who take a pre-paid package are what the CEO indicated.
The Moto X price starts at $199 in the US, which applies to the base 16 GB version of the device and that too after agreeing to a two year contract. The same for the 32 GB version of the smartphone goes up to $299. Both the prices are much higher than what speculation had indicated the price of the device to be. When it comes to the off the shelf handsets sans any carrier obligations, price of the 16 GB Moto X would be $575 and $625 for the 32 GB variant. Google, it means has gone way too high so far as its pricing of the set goes.
There is however hope that the price of the set would drop by the end of the year as has been stated by CEO of Motorola though it leaves us wondering if he is pointing towards a stripped down version of the device or a mini variant of it. The CEO though has held out hopes stating corners won’t be cut indiscriminately to keep prices low. Rather, the focus for future Moto X variants will be to launch cheaper variants in future that don’t compromise on features or quality.
Meanwhile, there also are reports of the Moto X as we know of it now won’t make it to the European market. Instead it will be a future derivative of it which will be launched there.