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Motorola DVX, the low cost Moto X, visits FCC and reportedly costs around $200 unlocked

The Motorola DVX, a low-cost version of the Moto X, has passed through the FCC. UK website put the cost of the phone to around $200US off contract.
September 3, 2013
Motorola DVX

The release of the Moto X came and went, but another project Motorola has been working on is just now starting to gain some traction. It’s called the Motorola DVX and it’s a low-cost variant of the Moto X. Last week, the Motorola DVX passed through the FCC and appears to be on its way to prepaid carriers in the United States as well as emerging markets. The time frame for release is the end of the year, which is a mere few months away.

Here is what we know about the Motorola DVX right now.

  • Multiple sources claim the Motorola DVX is being made to undercut everyone in terms of price.
  • It should look and operate at least a little bit like the Moto X, since it’s being touted as a low cost version of the X.
  • There are rumors circulating that the Motorola DVX will also have swappable back plates.

Aside from the photo above and the rumors, not much else is known about the Motorola DVX. There are some interesting rumors regarding the price, however. Phone Arena reports that pricing for the Motorola DVX can already be found on some UK sites. They tend to range from £137.29 to £155.98 or about $214US to $243US. These are off-contract, unlocked prices.

Those are competitive prices, but the question will be the specs. Currently, you can grab a Nexus 4 at $199US. Without postulating too much, we’re just going to say that it’s going to be tough for Motorola to compete with that. As always, we’d love to hear your opinion. Can the Motorola DVX be successful in emerging markets and prepaid carriers? Let us know in the comments.