As the summer continues to chug along, we are drawing ever closer to the release of the Moto X+1, the successor to the the Moto X. Yet interestingly enough, Motorola has done a fairly good job at keeping leaks to a minimum, at least much better than companies like HTC.
Right now we know that the handset will offer a leather back alongside other premium options, and will likely debut alongside the Moto 360 smartwatch. There were also early claims that it could offer a Snapdragon 800 CPU and perhaps a 5 or 5.2-inch display. But that’s really all we seem to know. Filling in a few more blanks, it was recently discovered that Brazilian retailer Livraria Logos had a working page for the Moto X+1, alongside a spec list. The page has since been fully taken down.
According to the retailer, the handset will in fact offer a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2GB of RAM, as well as a 5.2-inch 1080p display. That’s certainly a jump forward in terms of display size, but it could be a bit too big for those that loved the fact that the Moto X was sub-5-inch. Other specs include a 12MP rear cam, a 5MP front cam, 32GB storage, microSD, a 2900 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, 4G/3G/2G, Bluetooth and NFC. Not at all surprising, it will also offer Android 4.4.4 KitKat right out of the box.
For those questioning the idea of microSD on a Motorola device, remember that the Moto G 4G LTE and Moto E both offered microSD expansion — so it’s certainly possible.
So how likely is this rumor? While we can’t say for sure, it’s worth noting that Livraria Logos posted accurate Moto E specs just two days before the phone was announced, which at least gives them some credibility here. Then again, these could be early and unconfirmed “guesstimate” specs, so we’d take the entire ‘leak’ with a grain of salt for now. It’s also worth mentioning that we really don’t know for sure what the Moto X+1 even looks like.
What do you think, if the specs are real, excited or disappointed by what Motorola’s Moto X successor is bringing to the table?