Feb 26 AT 3:31 PM Dima Aryeh 15 Comments

The next Moto X is coming late this summer

Motorola Moto X

The spec race has reached a point where most devices now use the same hardware. All we’ve seen recently are Snapdragon 801 processors, 1080p displays that measure around 5 inches, Sony camera sensors and so on. Samsung is trying to differentiate itself with features and HTC is doing the same with build quality, but Motorola has taken a different path. The company released its Moto X with a unique Motorola X8 chip that included a dual-core processor as well as two special cores for voice recognition and contextual computing. It was a very different approach to building a smartphone.

The Moto X ended up placing pretty high on most everyone’s list of favorite devices. Sure, it had its flaws, but the features that it brought to the table were legitimately revolutionary. This is why we’re so excited for the successor to the Moto X. The good news is that, according to a recent tweet from Motorola, this successor is coming in the late summer!

On my wishlist for the next Moto X is much-improved camera, a slightly larger display with thin bezels, more customization options, a Galaxy Note-sized model and a hydro-dynamic spatula. Tell us what you’d like to see Motorola include with the next Moto X in the comments!

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

    I really hope the next Moto X doesn’t fall for trend of flagship devices being 5″+. The original Moto X feels so great in hand at the 4.7″ size, any bigger would make it too big for me even though I know many people in the market for a larger display would love it.

    • BlazeHN

      And PLEASE keep the screen on 720p that is one of the better thing it have IMO, less processing required, less battery consume and my eyes still see the same thing than 1080p honestly.

    • Jeremy Sheehan

      AMEN to the screen size! My phone arrived and my wife almost started to cry b/c she hated the large size of her G2. She deals b/c of the camera, tho.

      I see folks at work walking around with their Note 3′s and can’t imagine why anyone would get something that big. Moto X is pretty much perfect in size.

  • thel0nerang3r

    Multiple screen sizes would be nice, keep one at the current size and also have one in the 5.5″ to 5.9″ range. I prefer the larger screen, but not everyone does.

    • Orion78

      This! Give me a phablet version and moto has my money.

    • Zach Mauch

      Also tack on a 5.2 inch G2 style option. These are the ideal options. the current moto x is small enough for my wife who was very limited with bigger phones.

  • Nate B.

    I would like to see a bigger screen. 5″ max. 1080 at least. A quality FHD screen at least.

    A much better camera. The camera was complete garbage on the current one.

    A bigger battery.

    And hopefully some more new unique features software wise.

    Everything else can stay the same as far as the custom colors and what not. No exclusives this time around. One launch and across the board.

  • surethom

    Let’s hope they launch in uk/Europe quicker this time & also bring the 32gb version. We can only get the 16gb vrrsion

  • rustic

    Please no size increase. There is enough huge devices out there, there is no need to make another one. Whoever wants big screen is welcome to buy one of the gazillion devices with 5+ inch screens.
    Leave the same size of the screen and device, just upgrade it with better processor, better camera and stronger battery. that’s it.

  • Chris

    I’d expect to see wireless charging on the new model (along with a much-improved camera, as you said).

  • Zach Mauch

    My ideal follow up to the moto x:

    -Much better camera
    -additional option with 5.2 inch (same size phone as G2)
    -keep the 4.7 around for some people as that is ideal for many.
    -wireless charging

    Other than that, I’m good. The moto x is damn near perfect.

  • donger

    Can’t wait.

  • Juan

    Jesus please don’t go bigger. Tis phone is actually comfortable for a change. An improved camera, wireless charging and some new updates to the voice interaction system and I’ll be thrilled. I bought this street my galaxy petered your and am happier with this phone. It fits my needs better even thought it doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles the galaxy pushes.

  • Ro

    Wireless Charging – an absolute must have!

    *FULL* OTG USB support, without all the confounded bugs and headaches!

    MicroSD card storage, for both BACKUP, and for storage of: camera shot pictures and videos (doesn’t anyone at Moto have kids or grandkids??); music; video podcasts (so you don’t have to hunt for free wifi to stay within your plan’s stinking data cap!!); and transferred video shows from any number of perfectly legal sources.

    Better camera sensor/lense and better processing. Make it notably better, and it will be a serious selling point.

    Obviously keep the screen AMOLED for LOW power high quality bright display with a great contrast ratio. The current resolution is truly fine to use and saves power. And the size is fine. Slightly bigger would be nice, but would fragment its case/holster market.
    IF you are going to change the size, then leave just a bit MORE bezel so protective cases have somewhere to wrap around without limiting the user’s finger from reaching the edge of the screen – very annoying!

    Come out with a decent way to mount AND charge the phone in vehicles, while allowing for various protective cases. Also note that when running music, and nav, and the screen at full brightness – a low end wireless charger may not be able to keep up (a la Galaxy Nexus 4G/CDMA side charging pins anyone?). The existing (abandoned?) Griffin M4DE mount is not worthy of the “M4DE” label.

    Lastly, don’t let carriers forbid/manipulate Developer Editions, but DO let us use MotoMaker for them!

  • Ro

    One other little tweak I should have mentioned – extend the trusted device concept to included encrypted wifi networks. That way a user can have the phone unlocked when at home, or at work. Bluetooth only for trusted devices to a bit too limited with the available products on the market today. Cars and headsets are fine, but they are also very limiting.
    Maybe Moto ought to come out with a tiny CHEAP long battery life BLE device for folks to buy – kind of a Bluetooth LE equivalent of their NFC Skip accessory, that will send a notification alarm to the Moto X when the battery is getting low… I am really surprised they did not do this already!