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, 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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  • pekosROB

    2300 mah battery? I hope they have some serious software optimization.

  • Tarsis Brito

    The battery was a big let down

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  • Jay

    Wow, 5.2″ screen? I hope they cut the price on last year’s developer edition. I prefer the smaller size.Although the camera seems (on “paper”) like it would be much better.

  • Cwalden21

    The battery? Doesn’t make sense why they would choose almost the same battery as the last moto x. With that bigger screen and higher spec its going to eat more up. If this isn’t the case and it lasts long then i hope its available on Republic Wireless SOON!

  • SJ

    Once you’re going above 5 inches for a standard phone, you’ve lost me. I don’t want anything bigger. Will there be a Nexus 6 and will it have killer features?

    Android better release L pretty soon. The larger iPhone 6 is going to be very enticing. Who knows what headlines it will grab and honestly I constantly have problems with Android phones malfunctioning, even a Nexus 5 that is less than a year old. Android may lose me once and for all

  • JC

    Has not been released and it’s already outdated specs. It should at least an snapdragon 805, 3 GB of ram and quad HD. Not for me

  • twatts723

    Wow, for all the hoopla over the last year about specs don’t matter with moto x, they sure beefed them up.