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Motorola XFON for AT&T lands at FCC, to feature blazing 5G Wi-Fi plus NFC radio

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Motorola XFON for AT&T lands at FCC, to feature blazing 5G Wi-Fi plus NFC radio

After leaking some mid-tier benchmarks, the first joint Google-Motorola device, dubbed the X Phone, was caught passing through the FCC approval process with AT&T frequencies onboard, just as speculated, though we've heard it will be landing on other carriers as well.

In the @evleaks tip we were sent recently the label on the back confirmed the handset is codenamed Ghost, just like it is referred to in the benchmarks, and was labelled XFON, which might land as the official title. Now the FCC filing adds a few things to the specs revealed by the benchmarking exercise - coded as XT1058, Motorola's XFON aka Ghost handset will feature blazing Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, similar to the Galaxy S4, Bluetooth and NFC. 

The cited resolution of 1196 x 720 pixels hints at on-screen navigational buttons, as we would expect from a Google-sponsored phone, and the FCC stamp featured prominently on the back cover of the device typically indicates the phone has a sealed battery compartment, otherwise it is usually put inside under the removable battery cover.

The sketch at the FCC website actually looks precisely like the phone below that leaked full frontal on Tinhte a while ago, though it bore a different XT912A codename at the time, hinting there would be a number of variations of the device, or was thought to be a prototype of sorts. Last we heard, there would be a full blown X phone with a 4.8" display, and a smaller version, which might be precisely what hit the FCC last week, and could appear as a developer grab at the Google I/O conference on Wednesday.

Motorola XFON for AT&T lands at FCC, to feature blazing 5G Wi-Fi plus NFC radio
source: FCC via PhoneScoop

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posted on 13 May 2013, 02:27 1

1. rallyguy (Posts: 554; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Developer phone? But not a Nexus.

posted on 13 May 2013, 02:29 1

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I really hope that XFON isn't the actual name of the device. "X" is awesome. "Ghost" is awesome. "XFON" is retarded and confusing.

If they insist on that being the name, I'm going to call the phone "Ghost" or "X" when talking to my customers. I will never call it "XFON."

posted on 13 May 2013, 04:24 1

3. roldefol (Posts: 2976; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And your customers are going to be severely confused if you insist on calling it the Ghost when the price tag says something else. I thought Rezound was a pretty lame name for a phone, but I still asked for one by name.

I think XFON has a better ring to it than Droid Xtreme, but let's withhold judgment until the official name is announced.

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:36 1

6. aditya.k (Posts: 463; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


X-phone! What's wrong? Its just spelt XFON!

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:17 1

7. roldefol (Posts: 2976; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And it's trademarkable, and different enough that Apple can't sue that it's too similar to theirs. And it follows Motorola naming convention (RAZR, XOOM). It'll grow on you.

posted on 14 May 2013, 00:19 1

12. aditya.k (Posts: 463; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Haha. Cook must be sad now! :D

posted on 13 May 2013, 04:30 2

4. roldefol (Posts: 2976; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


5G Wi-Fi? Please don't give the marketing geniuses any ideas. Next they'll call this the XFON 5G. Hey, it worked for the Atrix 4G!

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:16 1

5. Jason2k13 (Posts: 648; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


dont tell me this is going to be Motorola's next flagship?

posted on 13 May 2013, 07:39 1

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6579; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


No such thing as 5G. Please change the title

posted on 13 May 2013, 08:27 1

9. jroc74 (Posts: 4936; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


5G wifi , there is no such thing?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57437317-1/5g-wi-fi-802.11ac-explained-its-cool/

This phone must have 802.11ac. I think highest any phone has now is 802.11n.

posted on 13 May 2013, 08:34

10. jroc74 (Posts: 4936; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


In my limited experience with 5Ghz...the range is shorter than 2.5Ghz. So I dont really know how much better this will be. Unless it means we need to get better, newer routers.

posted on 13 May 2013, 17:29

11. sprockkets (Posts: 1236; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


IF there was 802.11 a,b,g,n,ac, then yes, if we count a and b as separate though they were around the same time.

AND YES, the HTC One with that blows everything else out of the water on wifi transfers.

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