If you’ve been itching to hand over some cash to add Motorola’s new flagship smartphone to your gadget utility belt, well, you can now do just that.
AT&T is now accepting preorders for the Moto X (2nd Generation). You can choose from Black Resin, Black Leather or Bamboo body options, and AT&T says that all three units will ship on September 23. Pricing for the Black Resin model is set at 24 monthly payments of $21.96 with AT&T Next 18, 20 monthly payments of $26.35 each with AT&T Next 12, $99.99 with a 2-year contract or $526.99 without a commitment. The Black Leather and Bamboo units will set you back 24 monthly payments of $22.80 with AT&T Next 18, 20 monthly payments of $27.35 each with AT&T Next 12, $119.99 with a 2-year contract or $546.99 without a commitment
Motorola will also take preorders for the new Moto X today. In addition to the regular model, Moto will offer the Moto X – Pure Edition, a SIM unlocked unit that comes with an unlockable bootloader, as well as the Moto Hint and Motorola Turbo Charger. Motorola will also replenish its stock of Moto 360 units today. All of that will go down at 11:00 AM CT.
Motorola’s new Moto X features many improvements over the original model, including a 5.2-inch 1080p display that’s larger than the 4.7-inch 720p screen on the first X. The new version also packs a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 16GB or 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. Overall the new Moto X looks like a very respectable flagship for 2014, especially for $100 on-contract and $500 or so without a commitment.