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Motorola announces July 28 event; new Moto X, Moto G, and Droid models incoming?

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Motorola announces July 28 event; new Moto X, Moto G, and Droid models incoming?

Amid all the rumors and leaks exposing Motorola's upcoming gadgets, the company has announced that it has an event scheduled for July 28. And from the looks of it, something of great importance is coming, as the unveiling will take place in three major cities – London, São Paulo, and New York. "A better mobile relationship is on its way" – that's how the tagline goes, leaving us wondering what's to be shown off on stage. The evidence, however, leads us to believe that Motorola is going to unveil the latest Moto X and Moto G smartphones, among other devices. 

The latest Motorola Moto X (2015) leak came from Brazil (hardly a coincidence) and showed us what the back of the phone could look like. Rumor has it that the new Moto X will come with a 5.2-inch display and a Snapdragon 810 SoC. Its main camera is said to have been treated to a much-needed upgrade, which is great news given the average performance of last year's model. We're also hoping to see a beefier battery tucked inside Motorola's new flagship phone.

Now would be a good time to mention that a 5.7-inch Moto X model is rumored to be coming, but evidence in support of this claim is pretty scarce. Similar is the situation with the rumored Moto X Sport, which could be a rugged, water-resistant variant of the new Moto X. 

Just like the Moto X (2015), the budget-friendly Moto G (2015) was also leaked numerous times, including in high-quality renders. The handset will likely offer a 5-inch display, and a Snapdragon 410 is expected to power it. Several variants of the phone are said to be in the works, including one with 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM and a more potent version carrying 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. Interestingly, it is claimed that the new Moto G will be water-resistant and will carry an IPx7 rating, which is a rare trait among phones of this price range. Speaking of which, the 2015-edition Moto G should start at $179.99 when released in the U.S. 

In addition to a new Moto X and a new Moto G, Motorola might also announce a successor to the Moto 360 smartwatch at its event. Little is known about the allegedly upcoming wearable, but according to rumors, it could have a higher-resolution screen with 360 pixels across its diameter. 

And if that's not enough, a new Motorola Droid model for Verizon could be coming as well. Unfortunately, very little is being passed along about this particular handset. We don't have any specs, price, or a possible launch date as of now. Whether Motorola will show us the new Droid at the July 28 event in New York remains to be seen.

Anyone excited about Motorola's upcoming Moto X or Moto G models? Or is the new Moto smartwatch you're more excited about? Feel free to let us know in the comments!


source: Motorola

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posted on 16 Jul 2015, 09:41

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (limited) (Posts: 1133; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


It's good to see Moto without Google more than a year

Looking forward to this

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 09:45 4

2. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


The current Moto X at $300 is a terrific value. I don't expect the new one to be priced at $300, but hopefully still a good value for not much more than that.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 09:48 1

3. Ruturaj (Posts: 1329; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Not so terrific value. I would rather get htc one m8 for same price (and flash GPE rom), or add 100-120 more and get nexus 6, or add 200 more and get S6, better choices.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 10:15

7. uzimafioso (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Yeah but do you know about the battery dying issues of M8. 5 of my friends have M8. 4 of them had to get batteries replaced after a year and two now have dents on the back of their phone cause of that

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 10:17

8. Ruturaj (Posts: 1329; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Didn't know that, and I thought it was user replaceable (now I know it isn't) so never really cared.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 10:48 1

12. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


HTC One M8: $500. N6: $600. S6: $700. While these are excellent phones, they are far from being a comparable value.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 11:56 3

13. SamDH1 (Posts: 419; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


What a pointless reply and comparison to other devices. It's amazing value, you could buy almost two Moto X's instead of an S6, which is the whole idea of value devices; not to spend more money and get the current flagship-of-the-year.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 15:47

23. Ruturaj (Posts: 1329; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


I am not talking about msrp, check prices on ebay. On ebay you get
S6 for 500, One m8 for 530, N6 for 450. (all new)

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 16:20 1

25. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Those phones on eBay usually come from other regions of the world supporting different bands from the US. For instance, a listed Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F doesn't support 2G or 3G on band 4, so it's handicapped to work with either AT&T or T-mobile, especially in the countryside. In the US, only the models SM-G920R, SM-G920V, SM-G920A, SM-G920G and SM-G920P are sold.

Besides, the prices you quoted are at least 50% higher than the Moto X, so they don't seem to me as good a value as it.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 09:56 1

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12979; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


There's better value out there. You can do much better for $300.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 10:23

9. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I'd glad to learn about better deals, please.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 10:35 7

10. Scott93274 (Posts: 4605; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Don't bother with the delusional rantings of a brain damaged simpleton like Mxyzptlk, The guy's butt hurt over Motorola and has been trolling them for a long long time. The Moto X is a poor deal to him but paying twice as much for a smaller batter, half the RAM, and the same amount of storage is perfectly acceptable for him.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 12:08

16. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12979; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I smell bs.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 12:13 4

17. Scott93274 (Posts: 4605; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


That's probably due to the fact that you have your head up your @$$... Or maybe you've moved on from sheep and actually do have your head up a bull's @$$. You're into some really sick stuff.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 12:07

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12979; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


M7 is $199 on best buy. The S5 is about $300. The Asus Zenfone is about $300. The Nexus 5 can be bought for about $200. Unlike Scott jenner I'm not talking with my head stuck up my butt.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 12:23 3

19. Scott93274 (Posts: 4605; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


No, you heave your head shoved up the butts of various barn yard animals. See post 16 & 17 for clarification.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 12:47 4

21. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Used or discontinued phones... enough said.

posted on 21 Jul 2015, 02:01

27. xaugustx (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


See how much xperia z ultra costs in US. Buy that if it pleases you and it should. It's 6.1mm and glass + metal. SD 800 adreno 300 etc.... Amazing specs+ looks at an insanely reduced price.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 09:49 2

4. surethom (Posts: 673; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


The moto g 2013 upped the midrange phone category but the 2014 & this 2015 are not upping anything :(

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 09:54

5. Zylam (Posts: 754; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Seriously hope the camera knocks it out of the park.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 10:45

11. DRS1977 (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 May 2015)


I am really hoping they show the new 360, I don't care much about their phones.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 12:03

14. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1236; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I hope the Moto X comes more compact this time. Let's cut them bezels down please! I need a phone I can use one handed.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 12:19

18. ThePython (Posts: 887; Member since: 08 May 2013)


São Paulo, eh?

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 15:49

24. Coconut00 (Posts: 479; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I think they put 3 cities to announce 3 phones. They put Sao Paulo because Brazil is one of the key markets for the G

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 12:29 1

20. hwb01 (Posts: 291; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Smaller Moto 360 for me

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 14:15

22. DRS1977 (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 May 2015)


Yup, exactly!

posted on 18 Jul 2015, 12:17

26. Andrewtst (Posts: 631; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


After buying the Nexus 6 which give me huge disappointment. That will be my first and last moto product.

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