Motorola reportedly getting ready to launch XT1021 series, could be cheaper than Moto G
The first details about Motorola’s next-gen Moto X have already been leaking out recently, but what else can we expect from the company? While so much about Motorola’s future is up in the air as the Lenovo deal marches towards finalization, it appears that the Moto X+1 isn’t the only new handset in the works.
Thanks to Brazilian-based Tecnoblog, we have learned that three new Motorola handset models have passed through Anatel — Brazil’s equivalent of the FCC: the XT 1021, XT 1022 and XT 1025. All three models are basically said to be the same device but with the first having just a single SIM slot, the second with dual-SIM and the third with both dual-SIM and a digital TV tuner. It’s interesting to note that this isn’t the first evidence of the new Motorola XT 102(x) series, as the XT 1021 actually passed through the FCC a little over a month ago, rocking AT&T-friendly 3G capabilities.
Juding by the specs, this new handset could be even cheaper than the already extremely affordable Moto G
So what exactly can we expect from the Motorola XT 102(x)? If Tecnoblog’s leaked details prove correct, this could be a very modest entry-level handset. Specifically the phone is said to offer a 1.2Ghz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, a 4.3-inch display, 4GB storage and a 1900 mAh battery. Reportedly the handset will also offer Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
As you can see, that puts this new handset even a bit lower down the budget chain from the already extremely affordable Moto G, which falls in line with former Motorola CEO Woodside’s past comments about attempting to drive down phone pricing even lower than we saw with the G.
So how low could the XT 102(x) go? It’s hard to say for sure, though reportedly the higher-end XT 1025 will come in at around 599 Brazilian reels, or roughly $267.75. That means the base single SIM model could be considerably cheaper if and when it launches internationally, though how much cheaper is anyone’s guess.
The Motorola XT 102(x) is said to be preparing for a launch as early as May in Brazil, though no word on when it might arrive beyond this. Of course it’s important to note that Motorola has yet to confirm the existence of this upcoming device, and that means you should take the above-mentioned specs and other details with a hefty grain of salt.
IF the rumors are accurate, could the Motorola XT 102(x) be a budget market game-changer like the Moto G? Would anyone be interested in picking up such a device if the price was sub-$150?