Rumor: Verizon X Phone candidate discovered, to pack dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor

May 21, 2013
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A new report says that Verizon may release in the future a Motorola handset similar to the XT1058 (rumored AT&T XFON), suggesting that a CDMA Google X Phone may be launched alongside a GSM version of it.

Droid-Life had access to an “.ini file pulled from leaked Motorola USB drivers” which revealed that the XT1058 – an unannounced Motorola handset spotted at the FCC and in benchmarks, and believed to be a Google X Phone candidate – may have a CDMA brother, the XT1060:

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This is for RSD app to create correct phone model class
[MODEL]
WIFI = f100,mz604,xoom,mz615,mz615-16,mz615-32,mz615-64,mz607,mz607-16,mz607-32,mz602
STEUMTS = mb865,me865
MSM6X55UMTS = mb632,xt605,xt626,xt621
MSM6X55CDMA = xt603
MSM8960CDMA = xt926,xt897,xt907,xt901,xt1060
MSM8960UMTS = mb886,xt923,xt925,xt905,201m,xt1058
IMC6260UMTS = xt890
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Considering the similarity between the two model numbers, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume they may be different versions of the same handset. In case you were wondering, in the list above only the XT1058 and XT1060 are unannounced devices, and we did check them all.

The XT1060 will apparently feature a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the “MSM8960CDMA,” while the XT1058 would offer a similar CPU. The text snippet above, clearly indicates that the XT1060 is a CDMA device, while the XT1058 is a GSM one.

However, the XT1060 is yet to be confirmed. So far we have only seen the XT1058 at the FCC and found out that it has AT&T-compatible LTE support. The device also showed up in supposedly leaked benchmarks thereafter.

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A recently leaked set of images did show us a Motorola-branded device that had AT&T XFON written on the back.

With all that in mind, it makes some sense to assume that the XT1058 could actually be the AT&T XFON, or a GSM version of that rumored Google X Phone that we’ve seen in so many unconfirmed reports in the past few months.

In addition to the XT1060 that we’re now seeing for the first time, we have also talked about an XT1055 model that appeared in a different set of leaked benchmarks, also a potential member of the same family of upcoming Motorola handsets.

As you can see, there’s a lot of speculation surrounding the XT1058 at this point so make sure you take everything with a grain of salt. But if the handset is indeed the GSM version of the X Phone, then in light of all these reports we could conclude that the X Phone would be a mid-range device, at least when compared to 2013 standards for high-end handsets. Such assumptions fall in line with some of the previous reports detailing the X Phone that did say that it may not offer high-end features.

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