When placed beside Moto’s greats like the Razr and Atrix series, folks in the US may not be too familiar with the Motoluxe. It’s a shame, because the series does have its charms and is actually quite the looker, if only Moto had bothered to sell it in the country. It’s a different story in China, where the Motoluxe has found its niche. The latest Motoluxe XT685 has just been introduced for the Chinese market.
The Motorola Motoluxe XT685 receives the honor of being the first in the series to come with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the gate. But there are more to like of the phone, such as its WCDMA+GSM dual mode (dual standby), pulsing lanyard-hole notification light, and slim 9.8mm profile.
The XT685 has also received some upgrade in the specs department, as it now packs a 1GHz processor. It still boasts 4-inch display of 854 x 480 resolution, 512MB RAM, 1GB onboard storage, an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 0.3MP front-facing camera. Software-wise, Moto has preloaded the Motoluxe XT685 with essential stuff – for the locals – like Sina Weibo and Sohu Women.
The Motoluxe XT685 is now available in mainland China for RMB 1,999, which works out at about $300. There’s no word yet on whether Moto will bring the XT685 to other countries, but seeing that the older model made it to Europe and Canada – there’s hope still that folks outside China will be able to get their hands on the Motoluxe XT685.