Moto DVX will allegedly feature a 4.5-inch display and X8 computing system, may cost around $200

October 8, 2013

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    As you may already know,¬†Motorola is rumored to be preparing a lower-cost¬†version of the Moto X¬†for release, known as the Motorola DVX. So what do we know about the DVX?¬†In September, a leaked Republic Wireless presentation slide indicated the handset would arrive this month, and then shortly after we even saw our first look at alleged pictures of the handset.¬†Now the latest rumor from Chinese leaker Houdabao brings us new details about the device’s alleged specs.

    Reportedly, the Motorola DVX will feature a 4.5-inch ‚Äėnon-super AMOLED‚Äô display, dual-SIM card slot and easily removable colored covers. The device will also be powered by the same X8 computing system found in the Moto X. That means the handset will have a dual-core Snapdragon CPU, a quad-core GPU and two low power processors for contextual features and natural language processing.

    The Motorola DVX will feature a 4.5-inch ‚Äėnon-super AMOLED‚Äô display, dual-SIM card slot and easily removable colored covers.

    If the rumored specs prove true, the Moto DVX is quite a bit like the Moto X, with only a few minor concessions. Even better, the handset is said to cost just 1200-1500 yuan, or about $195 Р$245.

    If you think it’s odd that the two devices might end up spec’d so similarly but are very different in pricing, remember that¬†the Moto X is made in the United States and (for AT&T at least) includes support for the experimental Moto Maker.¬†By making the handset overseas, Motorola‚Äôs costs will be driven down considerably.

    Can we still expect the Motorola DVX to arrive in North America? Unless the Republic Wireless slide is flat out wrong, yes we can. It’s more than likely that the North American version will ditch the Dual-SIM configuration, though.

    Of course, it’s important to remember that everything we know about the Moto DVX comes from unverifiable leaks and speculation. In other words, don’t count your chickens before they hatch.¬†What do you think of the Moto DVX based on current rumors? If the pricing is really as low as $200 – $250, would you pick one up?

    Comments

    • Scott Niemczyk

      If this comes to Verizon I would buy this for my wife seeing how she breaks every phone she owns. And I should be recieving my note 3 soon and don’t want her breaking my note 2 in case I need a back up phone.

    • chaoslimits

      Non-amoled? Does this mean no active notifications?

      • Jack3D

        Non-SUPER AMOLED. Just a different implementation of AMOLED, where the touch digitizer is on a separate layer. In Super-AMOLED, they are in the same layer.

    • EvenInTheDarkestHour

      Be sure you’re not rumoring the build or dealer cost. We don’t want to go down the same ugly road as we did with the X.

      • Joshua Hill

        This article is not consistent with previous AA articles on the cost of manufacturing the Moto X in the U.S.A. so I wouldn’t believe any of it personally. See my other post for more details.

    • http://www.ifgot.com/ 6sir

      If this comes to Verizon I would buy this for my wife seeing how she breaks every phone she owns. And I should be recieving my note 3 soon and don’t want her breaking my note 2 in case I need a back up phone.

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    • Andreas Polycarpou

      Only if they just made the exact same moto x in china and released it internationally..

    • Luka Mlinar

      I hope it come with Dennises resignation because they made more mistakes then Blackberry.
      -Limited production release
      -Limited carrier release
      -Only released trough carriers
      -Promised a handful of phones at D11, delivered 1
      -Phone made around a single function that’s useless in non English speaking countrys
      -Factory in the US
      -Focusing everything to the US market and alienating other loyal costumers in other parts of the world
      -High price compared to other manufacturers
      -Can’t change the ROM. If you could it would turn it into the most expensive dual core phone ever made.
      -312 ppi pixel density
      -Gorilla Glass 1, not 2
      -No card slot
      Nexus 4 beats it in every way and you could get that phone for 200$ at one point.

      • APai

        the focus on US bugs me. motorola used to be a global brand, this man, is messing everything. is it that google is gobsmacked by motorola purchase ?

        • makapav

          I think they want to scale from ‘zero’ and do it right this time. They are probably embarrassed of what the Droid saga has become (locked phones to Verizon, being their bitch, no upgrades due to Verizon blocking, etc).

          But I agree with some of the original commenter’s points.

    • Groud Frank

      I’ll pass…

    • APai

      a dual core is not a deal breaker. the price point is attractive, I’m pretty sure this is a decent handset – much better than a lot of mid range phones out there

    • makapav

      I thought manufacturing the phone in the US only added 25$ to each phone. So that’s not really substantial – maybe in China and India but let’s hope they don’t do this for other developed nations. Also, why do they need to eat a $400 revenue margin on each of these devices?

      • Jef Franklin

        They sell it to the carriers who then mark it up even more.

    • http://yellowrex.com YellowRex

      Might very well pick one up, unless I decide to go for a full-on Moto X when the colors are available for T-Mobile version.

      4.5″ is larger than I was hoping for, and will probably be fairly low resolution at that price. Kind of a bummer. But if it really sells for $200 unlocked, I might just deal.

    • Joshua Hill

      Didn’t AndroidAuthority run a story detailing the whole $15-20 extra cost of producing the Moto X in the U.S.A.

      ‘By making the handset overseas, Motorola‚Äôs costs will be driven down considerably.’ seems to be contrary to previous info AA provided. Which is it?

    • Vardan Nazaretyan

      Bring it to Europe!

    • Jef Franklin

      The RW slide says “announce DVX availability.” I do not see where it says in when.

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