A new Google X Phone rumor provides new details about the future Motorola handset, further confusing potential customers ahead of its launch.
Today’s report says that the X Phone will arrive at some point in November, in time for the holiday season – not June or July as previous rumors have suggested – and that the handset will feature some high-end features including a 4.8-inch display protected by sapphire glass instead of good old Gorilla Glass, a 2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a 4000mAh battery.
The X Phone will be water resistant and it will sport a carbon fiber back case, with rubber bumpers placed in its corners.
Naturally, none of these details can be confirmed at this time, so keep holding on to that grain of salt until we have something official for you.
Interestingly, the report doesn’t say anything about customizable hardware. Previous reports indicated that the X Phone will be a family of handsets supposed to take on similar rivals, like the Galaxy S line, and that the devices won’t necessarily be flagship devices. Moreover, those articles claimed that the Google will let users customize certain hardware aspects including ROM, storage and color.
Such personalization features got even more attention a few days ago when Motorola’s Guy Kawasaki sort of implied via a short Google+ comment that future handsets could come with hardware customization options, although a following report from a different source said that the X Phone will not be customizable.
Today’s rumor talks about high-end feature that clearly make the X Phone a flagship device, and it will be interesting to see how much such a handset will cost, especially considering that the X Phone was previously said to come with budget-friendly pricing.
We’ll keep our ears to the ground on this one, as these rumors are definitely not ready to paint a clear X Phone picture. At the same time, we certainly expect more Google X Phone rumors to arrive in time for Google I/O 2013, which is where we expect to see this device announced.
What would you like to see in this future Motorola-made Google phone?