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Rumor alert: Motorola X to come with big battery, microSD support and Sony Exmor RS camera

Though nobody expects Motorola’s mysterious X Phone to be out for at least four more months, the rumor mill's been grinding like crazy these past weeks.
February 1, 2013
Motorola X Phone

Though nobody expects Motorola’s mysterious X Phone to be out for at least four more months, the rumor mill’s been grinding like crazy these past weeks. The first pieces of the puzzle leaked about ten days ago, but in the meantime we heard from Google’s Larry Page on some of the X features and spotted a very interesting LinkedIn job posting.

And today we have more. But before getting down to the actual “news”, a quick disclaimer. Nothing you’re about to hear is in any way official, so the proverbial grain of salt has to be much larger in this particular case. Let’s call it a clump of salt.

We’re going to start off easy, with a couple of details that fall in line with previous speculations. Those are the X’s supposed improved reliability and increased battery life. Which should be achieved by simply strengthening the phone’s chassis with familiar Kevlar and by equipping it with a Razr Maxx-like humongous battery.

Again, nothing too surprising, special or complicated, but certainly essential for the device’s premium branding.

X Phone

Moving on to clearer and colder facts, today’s tipster of the day tells us the X will feature a 4.8-inch display and a quad-core processor of sorts. The first tidbit clashes with previous rumors and sounds a bit off, but we’re certain if Moto gets the bezel thickness right we won’t mind that 0.2 inches slashed from what appears to be today’s standard screen size for high-end phones.

And now for the two most exciting parts of this story. It seems the X might feature microSD support, as well as a “much better camera” than previous Moto ones.

If the featuring of a microSD memory slot proves legit, that should once and for all debunk speculations that the X is the next Nexus device. What’s even cooler (and crazier) is that the X is also rumored to come with up to 128 GB of on-board storage. We’re not going to do the math yet, but 128 gigs internal plus at least another 128 external is simply mind-boggling.

As for the “better camera”, that sounds awfully ambiguous, but if you also want something clear and specific there it is – the snapper should be equipped with a Sony Exmor RS sensor. Now, allow me to grab a tissue to wipe out the drool off my chin and ask you – who wants a bad boy like this?