Sep 05 AT 1:25 AM Dustin Earley 8 Comments

Motorola announces the new Moto X

This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for. It’s not the Moto X+1. Or Moto X2. This is the new Motorola Moto X.

If you’ve seen the recent leaks on the new Moto X, then you know just what to expect. The 2014 Moto X looks very similar to the first generation device, but adds a little something premium in the design department. Along with the same slim bezels and smooth curved backside, you’ll now find a metal band running along the edge of device. The front of the new Moto X looks similar to the Moto E, with front facing speakers. As for customizations, the new Moto X will be available in 25 different colors along with real wood and genuine leather backs. The rest of the specs on the new Moto X look like this:

  • Operating system: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Storage: Standard 16GB, Motomaker 32GB
  • Dimensions: Height 140.8 mm, Width 72.4 mm, Depth 9.97mm, Weight 144 grams
  • Rear camera: 13MP F2.25 with 2160p video capture
  • Front Camera: 2MP (1080p)
  • Audio: Speakers front-facing and at bottom
  • Processor: MSM8974-AC 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with quad-core CPU
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Display: 5.2” (423 ppi), 1080p OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Connectivity: Wifi 80211.ac, BT 4.0LE, USB centered at bottom, 3.5mm Headset Jack
  • Battery: 2300 mAh

As with the original Moto X, the new Moto X comes with a ton of custom software features thrown on top of pure, stock Android. The new Moto X will adapt to what you’re doing and when you’re doing it, and respond to custom commands you can enable on the device. As you may have noticed the new Moto X will launch with KitKat, but it will be updated to to Android L. Don’t you worry.

The new Motorola Moto X will be available later this month all over the world including Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe. The on-contract price for the Moto X, which will be widely available in the US, will be $99. Off contract and unlocked, you can buy the Moto X starting at $499. Stay tuned to Android and Me as we have much more Motorola content coming soon.

Source: Motorola

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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