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Moto X press image, mid-range specs and features presented in new reports

A couple of new reports offer more Moto X details including an alleged Moto X press image and a list of specs and features for the handset. Read on for more details.
July 20, 2013
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Scheduled to be officially unveiled on August 1, the Moto X is still the star of a few fresh reports that present an alleged Moto X press image as well as more details about the device’s specs and features.

The unsurprising press image

Trusted leakster @evleaks has published what looks like the press renders of the Moto X. Considering his track record, but especially the recent leaks showing the handset in the hands of Eric Schmidt, not to mention the leaked Rogers video, we’d say that the images look pretty convincing.

On the front side, we’re looking at an edge-to-edge display with small bezels, which is pretty much in line with the purported Sprint, Verizon and AT&T Moto X versions that were seen in previous leaks.

The handset appears to run a stock Android version, which may pack some “irregular” features including a transparent navigation bar that has also been noticed in previous reports.

Moto X press image
Purported Moto X press image | Image credit @evleaks

The backside looks identical to the back of the phone used by Schmidt, and is very similar to some Moto X leaks dating back to mid March.

Specs and features are still “mid-range”

The Verge was apparently in contact with a Moto X tester who used a CDMA version of the device and was able to confirm some of the specs and features for the publication. Just like with previous such reports – including ours – we’re still looking at a mid-range Moto X, at least by 2013 standards.

According to the publication, the phone will feature a display “4.5 inches, a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon MSM8960T processor, 2GB of RAM, and a removable Kevlar rear shell.”

The unit tested by the tipster runs a “near stock” Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and the “always-on” listening mode is confirmed. As one would assume, the always-on mode can apparently be enabled or disabled from the settings menu, as the handset won’t be listening by default. Commands will be given preceded by a hotword, namely “OK Google Now.”

The Moto X will apparently be able to recognize the voice of their “master,” a feature that seems to back up previous reports that claimed the phone will come with advanced voice-recognition technology.

Rogers Moto X video leak

Furthermore, Leo Laporte sort of touched on this subject in his most recent “This week in Google” show, in which he mysteriously revealed that the Moto X won’t have a problem that affects Google Glass users. While not being specific about it, he seemed to refer to the Google Glass voice recognition software that would allow non-users that are in the vicinity of the Glass owner to activate features by voice after saying the “ok, glass” hotword. Apparently that won’t happen with the Moto X.

The photo-taking gesture revealed in the Rogers video has also been confirmed, and the camera apparently features an “Auto HDR” mode.

The Moto X will apparently also display a summary of notifications when picked up after prolonged idle time.

Finally, the publication also said that the handset could pack a 1500mAh battery, at least according to what the software of the device reports, although The Verge mentioned that the source did not actually inspect the battery itself. We previously heard the device would pack a 2000mAh battery.

That said, we’re certainly curious to see if there are any Moto X surprises – Laporte did say that there’s a feature in this device that hasn’t been leaked so far, so we’re certainly waiting to see Google properly unveil the phone.