As you may already know, Motorola is rumored to be preparing a lower-cost version of the Moto X for release, known as the Motorola DVX. So what do we know about the DVX? In September, a leaked Republic Wireless presentation slide indicated the handset would arrive this month, and then shortly after we even saw our first look at alleged pictures of the handset. Now the latest rumor from Chinese leaker Houdabao brings us new details about the device’s alleged specs.
Reportedly, the Motorola DVX will feature a 4.5-inch ‘non-super AMOLED’ display, dual-SIM card slot and easily removable colored covers. The device will also be powered by the same X8 computing system found in the Moto X. That means the handset will have a dual-core Snapdragon CPU, a quad-core GPU and two low power processors for contextual features and natural language processing.
The Motorola DVX will feature a 4.5-inch ‘non-super AMOLED’ display, dual-SIM card slot and easily removable colored covers.
If the rumored specs prove true, the Moto DVX is quite a bit like the Moto X, with only a few minor concessions. Even better, the handset is said to cost just 1200-1500 yuan, or about $195 – $245.
If you think it’s odd that the two devices might end up spec’d so similarly but are very different in pricing, remember that the Moto X is made in the United States and (for AT&T at least) includes support for the experimental Moto Maker. By making the handset overseas, Motorola’s costs will be driven down considerably.
Can we still expect the Motorola DVX to arrive in North America? Unless the Republic Wireless slide is flat out wrong, yes we can. It’s more than likely that the North American version will ditch the Dual-SIM configuration, though.
Of course, it’s important to remember that everything we know about the Moto DVX comes from unverifiable leaks and speculation. In other words, don’t count your chickens before they hatch. What do you think of the Moto DVX based on current rumors? If the pricing is really as low as $200 – $250, would you pick one up?