Motorola ‘Yeti,’ ‘Sasquatch’ and ‘Ghost’ leaked; is the first Google X Phone among them?

by: Chris SmithMarch 18, 2013


Whether it’s the Nexus 5 or the X Phone, we have plenty of rumors for those devices these days, and it’s now time to look at some new codenames that seem to describe new Motorola handsets, the “Yeti” and “Sasquatch,” both reportedly coming to AT&T, and the “Ghost” that’s heading to all carriers.

So what kind of devices are they? Are they new RAZR models? Do they include a new Nexus version? Or ar they  Google X Phones?

A few days ago we showed you not one, but two reports that claimed that the X Phone will become an entire smartphone family, meant to take on the Galaxy line, but also everyone else in the process. One of those reports said that the Motorola handset we spotted in Vietnam just before the Galaxy S4 launch, the XT912A, is apparently a first X Phone prototype.

And what do you know, the Motorola Ghost seems to be that XT912A model, according to a GLBenchmark test for the AT&T Ghost version.

The Ghost will reportedly offer a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 720p HD display, on-screen navigation buttons, and Android 4.2.1.

As for the Yeti and Sasquatch, there aren’t that many details about them at this time. The former apparently comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on board while the latter is apparently running Android 4.2.2, with both of them heading to AT&T only.

Mind you, we’re speculating on rumors for now and there’s no way to confirm any of these devices at this time. Therefore we can’t really be sure what we’re looking at here. They could be new RAZR models, but just as well they could be the first X Phones (not necessarily high-end ones). But while we can’t confirm this either, it wouldn’t make sense for any of these devices to be a Nexus 5 considering all the X Phone rumors out there.

After all, Google can’t afford to hit its Android partners with two competing products, both made by Motorola, both running the latest Android version at launch and both rather affordable, a Nexus 5 and an X Phone.

We’ll be back with more details about the Ghost, Yeti and Sasquatch once we have it, meanwhile we’re going to note that all these Google leaks can’t be that coincidental, can they?

  • bluebayou

    ooh a potential challenger for the ultra-hyped up Galaxy S4, i like it.

  • Bill

    Although I’d love the X Phone to completely dominate, Google can’t anger all of their Android partners. When Google took over Motorola they promised that Motorola wouldn’t get special treatment over Google’s other Android partners. I think the X phone will be a line of phones, but not high-end phones. The Nexus 5 probably will be Google’s high-end phone and will be made by Motorola or LG. It would be a mistake for Google to start favoring Motorola over other carriers. I think the X Phone Line is getting way to over-hyped, just like every other phone is today, but the Nexus 5 will be a big deal and will be the big seller, just like the Nexus 4.

    • cas_e

      How is producing better phones giving Motorola special treatment?

      • kroms

        It’s not. Google needs Motorola to start being more successful and start being MORE of a player in the Mobile world. Not Less.
        Google does not need to worry about other Manufactures being not happy as Android makers. They need to worry about Google and Motorola.
        Samsung, HTC, Sony can jump ship any day they want, heck ! HTC also makes Windows Phone !! did Bill even consider that ?
        Android is here because of Google, not the other way around.

    • kroms

      L M A O …… What are you on ?

      So Motorola needs to keep making phones that are SUB PAR or INFERIOR to other Android Makers so as not too piss them off ? Are you high ?
      Motorola needs to make it’s phones ABOVE everyone and superior to ALL so that IT will be the dominant phone maker for 2013 and beyond.
      You think for a moment any business person would tell you that your logic is sound ? Company’s don’t exist to see there competitors succeed them.
      Ask BlackBerry,Apple or Microsoft if they would please make there products a little less appealing and not too much superior please, so as to level the playing Field. See how that turns out for you. LOL

  • I’m looking forward to what Google/Motorola bring to the table with the X Phone. I’m holding off on purchasing a new phone until the details are official.