Moto X set to feature a Dual LTE MIMO antenna, bringing faster data speeds for all

July 4, 2013
The hype train is in top gear and nothing can stop it now. Some more Moto X rumors have stated that the handset will feature a Dual LTE MIMO antenna, bringing faster data speeds.

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The Moto X has attracted a fair bit of attention in the past few days and it doesn’t look like the hype train will be stopped. The founder and former owner of Android and me, Taylor Wimberley, has already leaked some information about the Moto X and now he’s got some more information.

According to Wimberley, the Moto X will have a Dual LTE Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) antennas. What this means is that data speeds will be seriously fast on the Moto X. While MIMO technology is more commonly associated with high-speed Wi-Fi it can also be used with the HSPA and LTE standards.

The dual LTE MIMO antennas should bring faster data speeds, as both antennas can deliver and recieve data packets.

The Moto X will have two antennas which are capable of taking in data at the same time and putting it out using the antennas at the same time. This means that download and upload speeds will be much faster on the Moto X, as both antennas can deliver and receive data packets.

Wimberley has already leaked accurate Moto X related information before, and while he has been correct about contextual awareness and customization, nothing is official just yet so we advise you to take this with a grain of salt.

While the Moto X’s rumored specs don’t appear to compete with other high-end smartphone specifications, the smartphone should have a feature set and a price which could interest people who don’t need the latest and greatest specifications. Whether Android users will be interested in this is another matter.

Based on the rumored specifications will you be picking up the Moto X?

Comments

  • rfrost

    Thats cool but lets hope it does not have a rumoured dual core CPU – why are they releasing a phone that is not at a minimum quad core?

    • Julian Nowland

      because that will make it more expensive and increase power use

      • rfrost

        The Snapdragon 800’s are supposed to be extremely power efficient – just wack a bigger battery in it. I for one would prefer power and speed if I lost some battery life over a slower slug phone that might be dual core.. I am keen to see the performance of this. I just hope they have not sacrificed performance for battery life.

        • Terry

          Sorry, I don’t think you reflect the majority of the buying public. You have a ton of people that are on the hook for at least 1 year if not 2 on contract with their Sam G3 & G4. Motorola needs a phone that people can buy off contract. That is not going to happen if it has a Snapdragon 800.

          99% of the 20million people who own a G4 have NO idea what chip their phone is using. If this phone runs well and is “cool” then the masses couldn’t careless.

          I think you just needs to wait for the LG G2 and it’s $$$$ price tag to get the phone you are after.

          • rfrost

            Now I have read about the option to customize your phone I wonder if the choice of CPU will be an option?

      • rfrost

        The Snapdragon 800’s are supposed to be extremely power efficient – just wack a bigger battery in it. I for one would prefer power and speed if I lost some battery life over a slower slug phone that might be dual core.. I am keen to see the performance of this. I just hope they have not sacrificed performance for battery life.

        • Terry

          Sorry, I don’t think you reflect the majority of the buying public. You have a ton of people that are on the hook for at least 1 year if not 2 on contract with their Sam G3 & G4. Motorola needs a phone that people can buy off contract. That is not going to happen if it has a Snapdragon 800.

          99% of the 20million people who own a G4 have NO idea what chip their phone is using. If this phone runs well and is “cool” then the masses couldn’t careless.

          I think you just needs to wait for the LG G2 and it’s $$$$ price tag to get the phone you are after.

    • Cope knight

      From what I have seen I think those mid range specs are for a different phone and that the true moto x specs have not been released.

  • Nigel Elizee

    Multiple antenna wud work great with a Qualcomm snappy 800.

  • Tom Pajak

    y the hell are they hyping this midrange piece of junk?

  • Kyle Hopping

    i thought the rumored mid range spec phone was what was turning into Droid Ultra and that the Moto X specs were still relatively unknown. besides this new tibbit that is.

  • Jonathan

    I wonder how this would affect battery life. Anyway, I’m waiting on the Nexus 7 2, personally. I only have the energy to manage one smart device, and I like tablets better than phones.

  • Jonathan

    I wonder how this would affect battery life. Anyway, I’m waiting on the Nexus 7 2, personally. I only have the energy to manage one smart device, and I like tablets better than phones.

  • joser116

    I’m more interested on the software.

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  • Cal Rankin

    Verizon? Where are the Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T versions. I want to be able to make a Simple choice, have truly Unlimited data or the fastest LTE on my Moto X. I want a Motorola LTE handset to use on AT&T GoPhone, and would love for the Atrix HD to not be my only option

    • brian

      It will be on all US carriers, but will be a Rogers exclusive in Canadia. Trust me.

      • Cal Rankin

        I saw the leaked Rogers video. I want the AT&T version, because GoPhone now supports HSPA+ and 4G LTE. I have heard lots of good things about the AT&T data network here in the States. The video said it’s a Rogers exclusive. So unless Verizon expands into Canada, tough luck for all you Canadians.

  • V.A.N.

    Dual antennas are great. Back in the late 90’s I used soup my Desktop tower with two 56K modems to double the dialup speeds. It was a logical solution that worked. Companies like Motorola, Xoom, and US Robotics later did come out with dual interface cards, but shortly after, high speed broadband came out and 56K died a speedy death. It’s good to see this type of logical solution to double data speeds is making a comeback.