Jun 17 AT 2:50 PM Dima Aryeh 56 Comments

New Motorola X Phone specs leaked, surprisingly mid-end

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The mysterious Motorola X Phone has had its fair share of rumors, particularly around specs and the possibility of customization. People are going wild over the X Phone, and we don’t know anything about it. Today, we have another spec leak for the device. But this time it comes from the famous Twitter user @evleaks.

According to @evleaks, the device will house a 1.7GHz dual core MSM8960 Pro (an updated Snapdragon S4 Plus with an Adreno 320 GPU), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 720p display resolution, 10MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and Android 4.2.2. Is it just us, or is this not a super phone in the making?

With the stated specs far behind the likes of the Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One, it seems the Motorola X Phone might be destined for a mid-end release. Of course, we don’t know if these specs are fully accurate. That’s the nature of rumors.

This device’s intent may be very different from that of many high-end devices. This specs could suggest a low price point, perhaps even lower than the Nexus 4. Or it could be something wildly different that no one currently knows about. We’re excited to see what comes of the X Phone. What do you think of the newest leaked specs? What could this device be meant for?

Via: Pocket Now
Source: @evleaks

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Arthur

    With specs like this and if it is to be sold via the US Play Store for a subsidized price like the N4, expect this to be no more than $249.99. The N4 compared to this is better equipped, camera MP count goes to the X Phone but we don’t know what type of sensor that is, assuming these rumors are true of course.

    • MC_Android

      Why would you think it will be subsidized? By who? Motorola? Google? Google already made it clear that they are allowing Motorola to function as an independent company – obviously nudging their direction to be a model Android OEM – but nevertheless, independent. With all good logic, Google will not be subsidizing this phone and if it is sold via Play Store, it will be at full price like the other Google Experience Phones. Motorola will not be subsidizing this device because they are a manufacturing company who needs to profit off their device sales – sales price > COGS + SG&A. Also remember, Motorola is not a company with billions of liquid cash to spare; they will not offer this phone as a discount.

      Earlier last week or before, Moto used “Manufactured in the USA” as a sales pitch. If you were thinking with a bit of scepticism, you would have come to the conclusion that this phone will be mid-range phone if it wants to compete due to the ridiculously higher manufacturing cost in comparison to being made in Asia.

      As long as the phone is manufactured in the USA, don’t expect it to be the phone you were hoping it would be. You’d be setting yourself up for disappointment…Also, it won’t be subsidized – I can almost guarantee it unless it gets rebranded as the next Nexus device – also something Google adamantly said it will not be.

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  • mattcoz

    Sounds like a solid competitor for the One Mini and S4 Mini, especially with the Adreno 320.

    • MC_Android

      +1 I agree! This phone is going to be competing against the S4 Mini or One Mini. However, my prediction is that it will have the unlocked sale price same as the HTC One.

      My guess is
      -Midrange specs
      -Flagship price (unlocked at least)
      -Manufactured in the USA (hence only a point of interest for American if they even care about that, which I think isn’t what people have as a priority)

      • zerosix

        Dennis Woodside said, that $500-600 is too much for a phone. So we can expect a $300 device.

        • MC_Android

          Although most of the specs for this rumoured phone falls in line with 2012 specs, I highly doubt it will be $300. The Nexus 4 is $250 after being subsidized by Google, price optimizing, and economies of scale as the internals are the same as the LG Optimus (model name). The Nexus 4 is also not manufactured in the USA and this makes a big difference on a product’s margins.

          Maybe $400 for the base model unlocked for this rumoured phone at least.

    • JM

      Personally, I do not care about the specs that much if the battery life exceeds one day..thats the strong point of motorola and thats why people love it along the solid build quality.

      2 Krait core at 1.7 with 2GB RAM are far enough to run a stock android OS and even to run few games.

  • YMS123

    Its not that mid end, consider the screen is not 5 inches, so 720p will look great, also less pixels to push than 1080p, so with 2GB of ram this phone should be quite decent. A good option for those who find the current flagships too big to hold.

    • CaptainDoug

      I’ve been considering the Xperia SP but if this really does end up being priced under $300 I would jump on it. I don’t need a quad core or 1080P however i’m glad they choose 2GB of ram.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      I absolutely agree! It’s mid end, spec wise, but it should be a great performer!

      • jamal adam

        Also, I assume it’s going to be more stock Android and that should also make it preform better than most even though it might be mid-range.

  • drejohnson

    The software experience hopefully makes up for the lack of high end hardware. But for me it’s not enough. If this is all the “X-Phone” will be shipping with, I’ll wait be waiting for the Nexus 5. Still can’t put much stock in rumors though.

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

    If I am with T-mo or AT&T, I will wait for the next Nexus. But I am on VZW, if I want something even remotely close to stock, and CHEAP off contract (so that I can keep my unlimited data), this phone is probably my only choice.

    • Galen20K

      Absolutely this, it could be a way for Verizon/Sprint to have a Nexus-like device that performs well, is decently built, and at a reasonable off contract price.

  • jamal adam

    This is quite the mid-range phone. Even the One mini’s purported specs are a bit better. I’m expecting more from Motorola but it seems like my expectations might be a little too high.

    • Dags -

      The specs on this seems very similar to the last One Mini leak, except this has a faster CPU.

  • clocinnorcal

    Is there still the rumor that some hardware aspects of the X phone will be upgradable? If so than there might still be hope for anyone that wants more processing power, but I think even with an S4 dual it will still be a very solid phone especially if it is going to be sold @ the playstore!

    • nicotinemind

      Highly doubt that the rumor about upgradable hardware is going to happen, sadly. It was a Motorola employee commenting “Wouldn’t that be cool on a smartphone” on G+ of a Porsche program.

      Here’s a guy talking about that rumor a few months back : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWKl-FeUApA

  • Nathan D.

    I just want an official confirmation already

  • Tico4674

    I find it hard to believe that moto/Google will not put out a high end device to challenge Samsung and HTC. I already purchased the GS4 but I would easily sell it on Craigslist and give a better spec’d googlerola device a try.

  • www.phonewbie.com

    10MP is not mid end. 720P is very very good in my opinion. The only concern I have is how the processor will hold up. I’m still banking on this device.

  • docsparks

    Give me an G4 or HTC One in the same size and weight factor as the I5 and now we’re talking winner.

    Sorry fellas, but some people just dont want a gigantic fucking phone. Even with my man hands, I just dont want a fucking netbook for a phone.

    No, the Mini’s dont come close for power to size ratio, until Android can put all that power in a tiny lil phone, they can keep there 300453459839453 different variations of the same shit in a different shape.

  • thymeless

    Depends on the pricepoint. If they can offer this free on contract, or buy outright for $199, that’s something pretty attractive.

  • Rob

    I suspect the pricing on this will the be “game changer.” Google is attacking the subsidy paradigm, and I think if they can release a device with these specs at under $200 off-contract, there might be a pony in there.

    • CaptainDoug

      Even though the specs are fairly mid range, if it’s under $300 then I don’t need it to last 2 years. The processor is just fine, the GPU is great, 2gb of ram is as high as it goes for now and 342 PPI is more than sufficient. As long as this is released in the next 3 months I’ll buy it first day.

  • NamelessTed

    I really think this might be the phone for me. I was using a friends GS3 for a while and it was just WAY too big for me. I like the idea of looking at a larger screen, but if that means I have to use both hands to use the thing it isn’t worth it.

    The only other phone that I am really interested right now is the HTC One mini. If the overall build quality is on par with the One then it might be the perfect phone for me. The biggest thing that would sway me towards the X Phone would be price and battery life.

  • rhY

    Prediction: Price $149. That makes this a game changer, and I can’t foresee ANYBODY justifying the premiums of the competitors if they can go that cheap. ESPECIALLY if the phone performs well. This sounds like an iphone killer to me. “Spend $500 on an inferior OS in a dying segment of the market, or drop $149 on something better/cheaper with virtually no risk…..” This is EXACTLY the right move by Goog/moto. Now if we could have p2p end 2 end encryption / darknet onion routing and no more NSA hooks, we’d be in good shape!

    • Ken Marshall

      How about 10 bucks? Mindblowing. Theyd take over the industry like the nexus phones

  • justnkyle

    I think this problem isn’t the xphone but u think bout it the big phones with quad core serious is too much!! My MOTOROLA ATRIX HD GETS TWICE AS MUCH OR MORE BATTERY THAN MOST THESE NEW PHONES OUT SAMSUNG GAMES WITH A S4 MINI JUS BECAUSE ITA TOO BIG 5IN REALLY THATS STUPID THATS BREAKS TO EASY CANT PUT IN YOUR POCKET I DROPPED MY ATRIX HD WITH A CRAXKED SCREEN ON CONCRETW SEVERAL TIMES NOT A THNG WORK OR ANY NEW CRACKS DROP A IPHONE ITS OVER MOTOROLA IS COMING UP WITH THE BEST PHONES THEY STICK TO STOCK LOOK AND A LOOK THAT FEELS GOOD I HATE HTC THEY SUCK I HATE IPHONES AND THR SAMSUNG S SERIOES R JUS FOR SHOW HALF THR TIME I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH GAMES FORCE CLOSE AND MANY MORE FEATURES ATRIX 4 IS ON ITS WAY I HEARD AND ALSO THE NEXT SERIOUS OF NEXUS WILL BE EITH MOTOROLA

  • xaml

    If you cut out (or disable) all the unnecessary auto-updating, the needlessly memory-populating and the “social” – things the “Nexus” aren’t immune to – a fast clocked dual-core processor works just fine, snappy-ish, with decent battery performance, for example using the “Snapdragon Battery Guru” and “SRT: AppGuard” – the latter to prevent select applications from accessing the internet. It works well on this HTC One S.

  • justnkyle

    My atrix HD works perfect after dropping it many times the battery the display is fine with me the games run great would like nivida like the Atrix 4g n Atrix 2 but I’m fine with mine.. The Xphone with 2 GB oh yeahhh deff a plus with a 1.7 dual core makes no sense put a quad core in a phone put a quad core in a tablet but a 5inch display is jus stupid unless its thin and comes with good battery life why bother I would like a 5in but By Motorola as they seem to have a sleek look the galaxy s phones look crappy the iPhone is boring look and jus crap I broke mine in one drop.. MOTOROLA IS A TRU ANDROID NEXT TO THE NEXUS HTC ONE IS COOL BUT JUS THE SENSE IS STUPID AND SLOW I PLAY WITG MY PHONES ALL DAY TESTING LAGGS AND BUGS AND MY MOTOROLA COMES OUT ON TOP EVERYTIME NO LAG LOADS UPS AND MAY NOT HAVE THR BESTSPECS BUT

  • Andre

    Well, this is just kind of surprising really. Didn’t Moto’s CEO say the X Phone would be on-par with and compete with the Galaxy S 4 & HTC One? So, with that in mind the specs have to at least be competitive considering those phones are already out and X won’t be out until the fall, which means both HTC & Samsung will be working on (or releasing) updated phones with even more impressive phones.

  • jamal adam

    I hope it has Droid Razr Maxx quality battery life too.

  • CTown

    The GPU is the same one used by all of the newest devices. Even reviewers on TheVerge (people who have used way more devices than us) say that 1080p is more than needed on a 5 inch device (rumors say this is a 4 inch device). Which just leaves this question: Was last year’s CPU not good enough? Is there a single app that was incompatible with a device due to the CPU not being beefy enough? I don’t think this is high-end or mid-end… it’s the tier that will give the most bang for your buck brought to you by Googorola; made in ‘Merica!

  • slimx30

    if you think about it, the only thing that is mid end is the processor. The screen, camera, ram are all up to par with the high end phones. even though it is not 1080p, 720p is still pretty high end. especially on a smaller screen it will look nice.

  • donger

    10MP camera.

  • burb

    If I can stick an SD card in this thing I’m going to buy it.

  • Abhishek

    What ever happened to that customizable phone rumors?? These specs looks great for the midrange phone but it is not even close to compete with the top class ones!!

  • Nodigo

    Looks like a great device if they can get the price in around 250 usd. Personally I’m on the lookout for a sub 300 usd device that doesn’t suck but so far my only option is the LG 4x (Google play store is not available in my country so nexus i too expensive).

  • Bradleybones

    Disappointing. Was hoping for a good competitor to the HTC One. Unless LG comes out with a great flagship, looks like my decision might be getting easier for a new phone.

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  • ashok pai

    google clearly said that their phone would be a torchbearer of new technology and they’d set very high standards. schmidt had said he was looking forward to some cool imaging.

    so these specs are way off mark, or this maybe a regular motorola phone

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  • kenny

    This is great for the consumer . I mid range quality phone you can buy off contract and use on any carrier .

  • Antony

    Urgh… This makes me even more not wanting the X phone or even bother to wait anymore. If Google and Motorola have any smart ideas. They may need to step up before more consumers are running over to HTC One.

    • brandon

      Motorola said they had a handful of products to release over the next few months, this is most likely a cheaper phone from the xphone series, expect the high spec one to come in October. Not to mention motorola stated having two processors cores just for managing battery/sensors, so clearly it needs more then 2 cores overall.

      At least I hope they have more to offer then this…

  • VAN

    I don’t think these specs are bad at all. As long as it can do LTE speeds and have long battery life, I am cool with this phone.

  • Josh brown

    Anyone considered that this is meant to be a super cheap device? I mean my atrix from years ago can play all games fine. I think this is just the midrange phone they are making and putting in this customising to make it stand out. The Motorola ultra will be the flagship.

  • Jon

    It’s boring

  • Galen20K

    I’m sorry… is this “Android and Espanol”?