The Moto X price is tipped to start at $99.99 on-contract in the fourth quarter of the year, a $100 price drop compared to the original launch price.
Furthermore, the wooden version of the Moto X is said to also arrive in Q4, and to cost $50 extra, which is something that has been discovered on Motorola’s own website a few days ago.
Moto X price drop to $100 coming in Q4, along with wooden back configurations (for $50) pic.twitter.com/wpIdgYLjHO
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 31, 2013
The news is not official just yet, but it comes via well-known leakster @evleaks, who has been accurate in the past with his leaks. In addition to revealing new pricing details for the Moto X, the same source also posted an image of four distinct wood-based Moto X versions.
Currently, the Moto X is available for $199.99 or $249.99 with new two-year contracts, depending on capacity, Assuming the new information is accurate, these prices will drop to $99.99 and $149.99 for the 16GB and 32GB Moto X versions, respectively.
It’s not clear whether the $100 discount will also be applied to off-contract purchases, as @evleaks specifically mentions that the price drop refers to on-contract Moto X models.
Interestingly, the Moto X is already cheaper in Canada, where the 16GB model sells for $149.99 with new contracts – it was initially launched for $189.99 with new two-year agreements, and soon discounted to $169.99 on contract.
It might not be necessarily related, but we’ll also remind you that Google has dropped the price of the Nexus 4 by $100 in the U.S., with similar discounts also available in other markets.