After being left to linger in the shadows for quite some time, Motorola X is finally showing itself to the world on August 1st. Rumors about the release date come from Phonearena, which published an official photo of the device along with a few hardware specs. Sources are also citing leaked promotional materials featuring mockups of the device and the date.
The leaked promotional materials are said to be those of designer B.A. Bakken, who is probably designing an ad campaign for the smartphone. The materials feature mockups of the handset with the slogan “Goodbye Motto” alongside the date August 1st. It is causing many to assume that Motorola is bidding farewell to its Razr and welcoming the all-new Moto X.
The photo of the Moto X phone shows a fantastic handset that, at first glance, depicts its capability to compete with top-line devices. The device is expected to feature a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and 4.7-inch 720p display. It will run on the latest version of Android operating system and feature a great 10MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. Other possible features include a sturdy build, appreciable battery life and high level of customization.
Among the touted features, the Moto X will come with a robust “contextual awareness” feature. At the All Things D at D11 summit held in May, Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside said that Moto X Phone will enter the smartphone market by October 2013. He also touted Motorola’s adeptness in coping with ultra-low power sensors like the gyroscope and accelerometer and keeping them on, so as to enable the device to identify various usage states, such as identifying whether it is in or outside your pocket.
Despite Motorola’s lengthy absence, industry and fans chose to believe that Motorola is planning on big things and have been waiting with excitement.