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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: 1144; 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: 1076; 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: 210; 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 (banned) (Posts: 5629; 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: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Dual core?, I have my doubts

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:50 3

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; 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: 412; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Your comment has me confused

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:50 1

4. Diego! (Posts: 643; 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: 114; 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 (banned) (Posts: 5629; 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: 1256; 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: 313; 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: 1144; 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: 2072; 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: 359; 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: 14193; 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: 966; 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: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


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

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