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New Moto X+1 images leak, veracity already questioned

New Moto X+1 images leak, veracity already questioned
The rumors surrounding the Moto X+1 (the assumed name of the Moto X follow-up) have been increasing, and we've even seen a couple images alleged to be the upcoming Motorola handset. Today, we're getting a couple more images, which seem to match those we saw before, and a little more on potential specs for the device, including possible SD card support.

We've heard before that the Moto X+1 would have a 1080p display and a Snapdragon 800 SoC. The new rumors that come along with the images don't mention the processor, but are claiming that the X+1 design will be something of a hybrid between the DROID ULTRA and the Moto X. This would likely mean a larger device (around a 5-inch display), but with the rounded edges and dimple on the back, like the Moto X. The appearance of the device in the leaked images makes it look to be in the 5-inch range. 

As far as the internals are concerned, the X+1 is said to come with 2GB of RAM in 16, 32, and 64GB models, but the interesting wrinkle is that the 64GB model may also include a microSD card slot for those who really need a ton of storage. It's a nice dream, but we would actually be more surprised if that were true, because it seems silly that Motorola would make two models of the phone for a feature with niche appeal. (We understand that many of you here love SD cards, but please keep in mind that you are the minority in that.)

The camera is also said to be improved, which is no surprise given that the camera was one of the most criticized aspects of the Moto X. The surprise there is that Motorola reportedly hasn't decided on which camera sensor to use in the final model. And, depending on which camera component Motorola chooses, the X+1 release could be anywhere from August to September. The general rumors so far have been pointing to an August release, but it is possible that a last-minute change to the camera could delay that. 

*Update* It is unclear how much, if any of this info is accurate. The source TK Tech News has said that the leak was bogus, but never updated the original report to reflect exactly what was meant by that. This whole mess could just be to get press for TK Tech with its new offer of a $25k bounty for hands-on time with the X+1. The images do still match leaks that we've seen before, and some of the specs sound reasonable. There has been no reason yet to disbelieve that the X+1 would have a 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, storage options up to 64GB, and an improved camera. The questionable info has already been labeled as such in the article. 

New Moto X+1 images leak, veracity already questioned

source: TK Tech News 1 & 2 via BGR

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posted on 16 Jun 2014, 16:16 7

1. magnanimus (Posts: 306; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Oh my God yes. The only major flagship this year that cares about size. Those bezels are amazing and the 5 inch screen is beyond perfect. Not everyone wants a phablet sized phone. Will upgrade from the G2

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 17:06

4. Qba99 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


It's only the middle class, flagship will be DROID Quantum.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 17:16

5. sgodsell (Posts: 1388; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Having the micro SD just made since. Considering their latest moto g LTE has a micro SD card slot as well. Personally I wish there was a 4.7" amoled 1080p display. I know the original HTC one m7 had a 1080p display that was 4.7", but it was IPS instead. If it is 5" then I will still get it. I hope they put a bigger battery as well. Not that there was anything wrong with the older moto x battery.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 17:52 4

7. Furbal (Posts: 381; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Seriously, give me a well specced 4.7inch 1080 or 4.3 inch 720 (with sd card) :(

Need an alternative for my formal wear, the 1520 and s5 are kinda big.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 06:57

20. Qba99 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 07:01

21. RandomAshole (Posts: 30; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Flashbleed.....

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 16:34 13

2. fzacek (Posts: 2093; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


They shouldn't make the screen much bigger than the Moto X to keep the one-handed usage that was so great about the Moto X. I hate this trend of having to increasing the screen size with every new model in order for it to be considered an upgrade...

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 16:36

3. a_merryman (Posts: 716; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw-6lxgyDLA&list=UUUr1QIC_vukidaJgljZUpMw

Except it turned out it was fake, source was lying.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 17:19

6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6677; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Are u serious? Damn it WHY MOTO. For once u finally listen to us CONSUMERS by adding a SD card.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 18:11

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3583; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I would buy it if-
1. MicroSD slot
2. If they price it right from beginning around €370.
3. Curved back with ergonomics like Moto X.
4. 2700+ mah battery
5. And atleast a decent camera on par with S4, G2.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 18:25 1

9. 14545 (Posts: 1142; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


And an IR blaster with unlocked/lockable BL.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 18:49

11. fzacek (Posts: 2093; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Most people don't need an IR blaster. It's an unnecessary gimmick...

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 19:01

12. 14545 (Posts: 1142; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I used it all the time on my S4. The battery just wasn't good enough. Heart rate monitors, and things of that nature are unnecessary gimmicks. If one watches TV, at all, then the IR blaster can be very handy. I actually rarely watch TV, but my fiance will leave the TV on when she leaves in the morning, and I usually get up after her. So I set it to automatically turn that TV off at her anticipated time of departure. That's just one instance.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 19:14 4

14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3583; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Why? I think its really cool... And if you want to annoy someone with turning off their TV etc. ;p or no need to fight with your woman for the remote.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 19:16 3

15. 14545 (Posts: 1142; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Or find it from where she has lost it......

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 18:45 1

10. Doakie (Posts: 1304; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Hmmm. 5 inch 1080p, Snapdragon 800.... If the camera is decent I might actually leave my Note 3 for this. I love the ergonomics on my Moto G so much that I probably would be willing to give up 0.7" of screen size for this.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 19:02

13. Zinop (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


"We understand that many of you here love SD cards, but please keep in mind that you are the minority in that'

On what are you basing that the crowd that wants a sd card slot, is a minority? Was there some sort of research stating this? And if so, where did this research take place?

Ive seen more tech sites stating this but never with a source and its really starting to piss me off. Some country's have very expensive data plans so the cloud is not an option, dont get me started on having bad reception. Some people just dont wanna use the cloud. SD cards or phones with high storage capacity are the solution for this (having both is even better).

I do believe that people still want a sd card slot. Look at the succes that is samsung, which has been putting sd card slots in both galaxy and note lines consistently. Look at the recent flagships like the M8 and the G3 that both feature a sd card now compared to last years flagship.

Please give me a source for this claim your making or just cut the BS.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 19:26 3

16. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I've lost think links unfortunately. I will keep looking though, because I do prefer to cite my sources.

The basic breakdown is this: 1) Developers don't like sd cards, because they cause more problems than they solve. 2) Manufacturers have consistently been removing the feature for the past three years. 3) As cloud services expand, there is less and less need for SD expansion. 4) The only people you ever see complaining about SD cards are the tech elite (like the readers here, or at Android Central, Droid Life, Android Police, etc). 5) If SD card support were a major issue for a majority of people, it's hard to explain the continued success of iOS devices in the high end market, given the insane premiums Apple charges for larger storage options.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 19:37 4

17. 14545 (Posts: 1142; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I don't think that OEM's removing the "feature" is necessarily evidence that people don't like SD cards. Actually, I believe it is evidence that the OEM's think that we will pay for the overpriced memory options like apple fans will. Where as just this year, there has been a resurgence of the SD card in the new flagships. I personally don't think that is a coincidence.

Next, as others have said, there are many places where service is lacking, or really slow, so cloud services aren't really an option in those circumstances.

Lastly, people do actually like having onboard storage as evidenced by even apple offering massive storage options.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 21:29

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4015; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Overpriced huh? For your ignorance at least the value for an "overpriced" iPhone with more storage is retained while an Android phone with the same capacity depreciates rapidly.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 08:00

22. troutsy (Posts: 281; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Are you giving investment advice based on purchasing electronics equipment?

GET OFF THE INTERNET!

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 09:11 1

23. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


lol, I´ll put "buy an iphone" as my retirement plan...

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 18:25

25. 14545 (Posts: 1142; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Yes, 100 dollars for 16 and 32 gb of memory respectively is overpriced when you can buy a 128 gb sd card for that. AND GUESS WHAT, it continues to work after you get rid of your current phone. Geez, you are such a tool. Please go away again. This is the same thing the android OEM's attempted to do, and it hasn't worked. Yet, they were slightly more reasonable about their pricing. Usually at 50/16gb. That's still insane.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 11:40

24. Zinop (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Alright you should keep looking because your breakdown aint worth nothing

1: Media can be stored on SD card, apps on internal storage. More apps and more music, movies and pictures (Win Win)
2: Yes both HTC, Samsung, Sony and LG have been removing the feature... Not. Like I said GS5, M8, G3 and Z2 all have SD card slots, coincedence? Dont get me started on Google and Apple that just want you to pay for their cloud service and basicly up the fee for storage making phones even more expensive.
3: Like I said, bad reception, expensive data plans, privacy concerns. Yes there is need for sd card expansion.
4: Everyone on my campus that has a phone rather have a sd card slot. Does this make people that rather use cloud services a minority? In my environment maybe, but in general? Probably not. You simply cannot base any conclusion to what youre stating here.
5: Maybe or maybe people buy iPhones for other reasons? Maybe for the OS? Maybe for the small form factor? Android is still the biggest player in the smartphone area and Samsung is the biggest player in this segment, which feature (suprise) SD card slots. I cannot base any conclusion to this, and so do you.

This 'majority' youre stating seems extremely vague and rather biased towards the succes of brands that dont feature SD cards. Untill you have some real arguments or a reliable source you shouldnt be claiming that SD card enthousiasts are a minority.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 21:31 3

19. Tuxedo (Posts: 170; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


I bet the majority of those people that do not "need" an SD card, do not even realize such a convenience exists.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 02:11

26. dmromero (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


I currently own a Nexus 5, and i'll might give up my Nexus 5 for this Moto X+1

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