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Here we go again: The latest Motorola X specs

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Here we go again: The latest Motorola X specs
What is that saying, once bitten, twice shy? Or is it take two and hit to right? Ah, whatever it is, we have to admit that not even a pinch of salt can get us in the right state of mind after yesterday's bogus Motorola NXT leak. While the image was darkened to look mysterious, and actually made the phone look real, we have seen the untouched original and it looks as phony as a three dollar bill. And a 16MP camera? Really?

So after Monday, you might think that we'd take a wide berth on any story that related to the Motorola X, especially one that mentioned the specs. But you would be wrong. This is the kind of stuff that we live for, the thrill of the chase. You have to have it in your blood, and since you're here reading this, it means you have it too, so you know what we're talking about.

Without the dark lighting, this was Monday's Motorola NXT leak

Without the dark lighting, this was Monday's Motorola NXT leak

So here is, once again, the latest on the, ahem, Motorola X. According to a well-placed source, expect a 5 inch FHD display, which works out to a pixel density of 441ppi. Motorola, though, is said to be having problems securing this panel and might have to drop down to a 4.7 inch FHD display. Under the hood will be an unknown Qualcomm dual-core processor and a 10MP camera. The goal with the camera is not to win a MP arms race, but to produce better quality pictures.

So that's where we are. One other note, according to the source, Motorola will not launch the phone in any country where the major carrier cannot guarantee a 25,000 unit buy-in. According to the story, Telstra in Australia will only commit to 15,000 units meaning that the country could end up not getting the Motorola X.

source: Ausdroid via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:48 23

1. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


dual-core processor?
are you kidding?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:53 9

6. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


yeah, this is way off from the first given specs...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:12 7

12. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


will lol at this if google put a dual core on it. They said it would be a game changer and a dual core? hah. game changer in deed.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:26 6

18. imkyle (Posts: 1007; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


If it's a fast dual core and does not slow down... I'm ok with that.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 08:24 3

21. clark (Posts: 51; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


that must be a quad core if they want it to be called a "game changer" hmmp something's fishy on it, oh well let's just wait for the official announcement from motorola

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 02:17

53. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


IF THEY WANT IT TO BE A REAL "GAME CHANGER"..
MOTOROLA X SHOULD BE AN OCTO-CORE! Hahahaa.. 8 cores! :DD

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 08:26 6

22. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Remember cores are not everything, a dual-core can be faster or have the same speed of a quad-core processor, the archtecture and many other things are responsible for the speed of the processor.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 09:14 2

27. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Will it be possible to have a 2GHz dual core processor?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:14 5

33. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Quad-cores offer theoretically better performance for less power usage when utilized optimally... but guess what? 99% of apps won't use more than 2 cores let alone 1, and parallel computing is much harder than you realize. It's something only the very talented can do.

The only applications that could really use the 2 extra cores are ones you shouldn't be doing on your phone like video editing. (video editing on your phone... I mean come on)

I'm down for a dual-core for less cramped die. There will come a time when the average programmer will be able to utilize more than 1 core, but that time isn't now... Way to blindly fall into the marketing hype. The Qualcomm CEO said the core-wars are pointless for a reason. And he's right.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:55

49. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


What if it's Intel Clover Trail+ Dual Core?? What if it's Qualcomm S4 Pro 8960T (Dual Core Snapdragon + Adreno 320)??

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 14:56

50. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


2.4 Ghz A15 Chip? Hell Yeah!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:49 2

2. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Dual core?, I have my doubts

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:50 3

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5866; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


How does dual core CPU result in better camera performance? Confused.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:06 2

43. blazee (Posts: 284; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Your comment has me confused

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:50 1

4. Diego! (Posts: 507; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Mmm this is no good news for those waiting for Motorola X Phone. So that directive of Google was right when he said Motorola's lineup wasn't going to wow anybody. Pitty.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:50

5. sintruder (Posts: 58; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


i think it will have snapdragon 800 and a quadcore

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:55 1

7. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Dual core?? (SIGH) :(

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:56 6

8. avin007 (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


First motorola should prove their worth....then they should ask for a 25000 unit buy stuff

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:59

9. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


so a lot of android manufacturers now pulling the trigger to make "better pictures"?! it seems like they really want to challenge the PureView tech!

yet i think nokia cant perfect the pureview like what it did on 808 coz of WP's limitation so so camera interface unlike what nokia can do to either meego and symbian!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:04

10. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Blah blah blah again poor Motorola desperate for any possible attention. Imagine these guys with a device that has eye tracking technology. Everyone knows Motorola is poor in the software development area their not Samsung. Can't help but laugh at the attention Motorola wants so desperately. In theory Motorola X is a good thought but to be able to compete with the BIG DOG Samsung they better bring much better than an A game. They need to make the BEST DEVICE EVER and we all know that won't take place.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:16 12

14. troutsy (Posts: 276; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Why are you even reading articles that don't have Samsung in the title...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:22 4

16. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


where are your 2012 statistics?
im surprised to see you wrote new comment. LOL

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:19

47. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Sleep again. Great job.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 08:51 6

25. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Desperate for attention? Kind of like you right? lolz.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:05 2

31. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


And, it is "they're not Samsung," not "their not Samsung."

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 14:34 1

56. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2044; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


You sir are the biggest jerk I have ever seen commenting on a PhoneArena article

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:09 3

11. VJo003 (Posts: 330; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


With those specs it can not be a "game changer"

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:15 4

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3697; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


If the software and hardware had more efficient optimization then having dual cores wouldn't really matter.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:24 8

17. wando77 (Posts: 300; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


You mean like a simple grid of icons? That would just look crap

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 08:39 2

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


If dual core was enough, then why is apple into quad core? Go away troll

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 09:52 4

30. McLTE (Posts: 711; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


lol.. talk about troll.

While I can't stant Mxyz 99% of the time.. he/she has it right on here.

Consumers, even us "techies" get way too hung up on cores and processor frequencies. The phones these days are more than powerful to run anything that is being developed.

I'm sure if Moto threw you a dual core and called it a quad.. you would smile and gloat to your friends about how insancely powerful it is. You wouldn't even notice the difference.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 13:50 1

48. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Are you sure about it? Reviews from the 4 cores galaxy s3 and 2 cores galaxy s3 clearly say there is a difference... Same with nvidia comparison of multiple core architecture shows how better quad core is...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:22 1

15. Bozzor (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Um....this is clearly crap info, unless the dual core would be Intel.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:32 3

19. darkskoliro (Posts: 990; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Take it with a grain of salt people

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:57 3

20. surethom (Posts: 283; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Much prefer 4.7" screen to a 5" screen.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 08:44

24. boosook (Posts: 1035; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I wonder how Google thinks they can stay on top if Motorola does not launch its phones worldwide and is laying off employees everywhere. Android depends too much on Samsung and Google does not seem to have a plan B. Actually, its plan B should be Motorola, but it seems that they're not investing on it, just trying to make it profitable.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 09:09

26. R-vjn (Posts: 162; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


no of cores & clock speed doesnt really matter.. it depends on various other factors like the type of manufacturing process, and also the sole ability of the cores to handle the power and actually put it for use.
Look at the famous AMD vs Intel battle. The 8-core FX8350 from AMD can only match the 4-core i5 3570k from intel.
So don't get mad because it has only a dual core.
If it can deliver, I'm more than happy..!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 09:21

28. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Like PA keep saying, take these "leaks" with a grain of salt. R-vjn also has a very good point. If it does in up running a dual core, we should wait to see the benchmarks and real world performance reviews before we start judging it. I think specs come more into play when you are trying to run higher demanding app, such as rich graphics games. But, for the OS operation itself, I find my current Droid Razr with a dual core runs ICS very good. I hardly get any lag.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 09:44 3

29. nikenturd (unregistered)


Motorolla needs some cool advertising gimmicks....they are virtually non existent

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:10

32. ChafedBanana (Posts: 359; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Oh please drop down to a 4.7 inch screen. 5 is too big. Most people don't want a phone that big. Look at then Droid DNA. Who buys that?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:16 2

34. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


A fellow employee of mine has the Droid DNA. He loves it. I've check his out before, it does not feel any worse then the 4.3" screen on my Droid Razr. So, if they build it like the Droid DNA..I think it will do fine.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:47 1

38. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I love my DNA. I wouldn't trade it for any phone on Verizon. Never had it freeze up, even playing games. Battery is not bad at all for how I use it either.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:40

35. gogowho (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


I want my Droid 5, please

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:43

36. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Less bezel, the better. As for cores, people need to read up on that subject before getting butte-hurt that a phone has 2, and not 4, cores. Most phones, and apps, will not properly utilize four cores. All that matters is that the phone performs properly and can multitask efficiently.. 2 GB of ram will be a plus. I am curious why people are not concerned about the GPU of this phone....

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:46

37. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Please, no mentioning of I products....they have a tailor-made chip for a reason....lol

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:12

39. supersammyfans (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


"Game changer" from Sroogle and Moto? Blah!!! Until the day they release it, it will be too late for them to reach the market where as the Sammy SIV will triumph the world...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:29 5

40. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


I'm starting to notice that Samsung and Samsung fans are starting to remind me more and more of Apple and Apple fans each passing day.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:34 3

41. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Astute observation sir. +1 to you.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:44

42. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 861; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


There better be a microHDMI port on this phone.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:29

44. a_merryman (Posts: 685; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Idk why all the dual-core hate, how is putting a quad-core in the phone a game-changer? Every other flagship device this year will have one, man...they're all such gamechangers. As it was said, the software cant fully utilize the cores right now...so there isn't much need for more than dual-core.

Anyhow, it could be that this dual-core is the new Intel Atom based off the bay trail architecture, and I think that would be a gamechanger for the smartphone market since it would be the first time Intel would be used in a flagship device.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:31

45. jove39 (Posts: 1305; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


2 krait 400 cores coupled with adreno 330...is awesome for smartphone.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 12:42

46. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I think Google may have worked out with klp and tweaked it to get maximum performance out of dual-cores.iPhones and Windows phones also have dual-core processors but do not lag.

andthis its just a rumour and we must wait.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 15:54

51. ajoshi06 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


I choose moto over any other device anytime because of its battery,.... battery is motos' speciality so as long as they keep up with it..... i am ok with slow progressive steps!!!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 18:42

52. mydi.maus (unregistered)


crap..

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:37

54. mr.sammygalaxynote3 (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


it doesnt suprise me if Motorola get new android Key Lime Pie because Motorola is son from his father,Google....
#it make a crystal clear Google want to fight with Samsung...........................

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 14:31

55. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2044; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The game changer would be if Google could deliver performance that is better than a quad core processor with that dual core processor .

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