Rumor: Sprint Moto X phone (XT1056) pictured while in testing

by: Chris SmithJune 26, 2013
Motorola X Phone

Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside

A Motorola handset has been reportedly photographed while testing on Sprint’s network and could be the mobile operator’s Moto X phone version.

According to Phone Arena, this is the Motorola XT1056, a device that was spotted at the FCC not to long ago. In addition to this particular model, the FCC has revealed other similar handsets including the XT1055 (U.S. Cellular), the XT1060 (Verizon) and the XT1058 (AT&T). These could all be versions of the Moto X that could hit U.S. stores later this year, from various carriers.

Sprint Moto X

Motorola, via its own CEO, confirmed the Moto X a few weeks ago during a media event, but the company did not show the device to the public. The handset is expected to arrive this summer, according to the company’s own press release, but also according to various unverified rumors.

The image above shows a Motorola handset that looks very much like a smartphone that has been found in Vietnam (see image below), where it was actually handled on camera just before the Galaxy S4 was unveiled in mid-March. At the time we were lead to believe this wasn’t the Moto X phone, but later reports suggested that the unit was a prototype of Motorola’s upcoming flagship handset.


The device in the image that made its way to Phone Arena shows a smartphone that’s clearly marked as “not for sale” and “Motorola confidential property.” However, other details aren’t available at this time, and we have no way of confirming whether this image is genuine.

The Moto X phone, despite being described as an iPhone and Galaxy competitor, is rumored to offer mid-range specs (at least by 2013 standards) including 4.7-inch display with 720p resolution, 1.7GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and16GB of storage. However, we’re more interested in its software features, particularly in that contextual awareness it’s supposed to have.

  • Rockwell mellow

    Actually looks pretty sexy… And I personally love 720 p more than 1080

    • Lexc

      Really ? How come ?

      • spade

        more battery life?

      • Rockwell mellow

        Better battery, better app compatability…

        • MasterMuffin

          Better performance

  • Stranger from a far coast

    The day when it comes with an external sdcard slot and removable battery then they will have my curiousity and my attention.

    • Jean-Claude

      It’s motorola, you wont need an external battery,,,

      • Aaron Scheiwiller

        True, but still you have it :) (At least it looks like, i mean: the cover is exchangeable)

  • Mr. Know-it-All

    Considering the blue reflection off the flash, this obviously an AMOLED panel, which is hard to get a hold of unless you’re Samsung, HTC or Motorola. its hard to make a fake chinese ripoff with an AMOLED screen. That being said, samsung can’t produce 1080p screens smaller than 5 inches, so this might be a pentile 720p screen.

    • MasterMuffin

      Why do you think it’s pentile 720p, why couldn’t it be true RGB?

      • SContrerasMer

        Normally the AMOLED screens are Pentile, but the AMOLED Plus are true RGB, for example the display found in the Galaxy SII

        • MasterMuffin

          I know. That didn’t answer my question at all, why does he think it will be pentile not true RGB?

  • Luka Mlinar

    My understanding is that Motorola plans to roll out not one but a bunch of X phones at the same time. If this is right, that just means that we have seen everything except their flagship phone. Still, we can debate forever. Come on Motorola, show us what you got.

  • paco Jones

    two pictures are from different phones (see the “not for sale” in the top), and the first has the camera covered.. what is what they hide?

    • AndyCappLives

      Hide the date and time. You don’t want to give info to track the leak. Snowden is smarter than your average bear.

  • YoungHermit

    Something’s weird…Why isn’t anyone complaining about the ugly rounded corners?

  • Jebús

    it seems that would be 4g or LTE

  • Steve

    That phone looks beautiful. There’s no way it can be a disappointment.

  • loony2nz

    Let’s hope it stays stock android :)

  • nishantsirohi123

    this “mid range motorola” still has superior spec than the top end iphone 5