5-inch Motorola (Lenovo) Moto X3 coming soon?
posted by Florin T. / Apr 01, 2016, 9:52 PM
One of the upcoming Moto X phones seems to be called Moto X3. This name is showing up in a listing over at Zauba - a website that tracks imports and exports to and from India. The website is listing the device as "Motorola Moto X3", though the "Motorola" branding is unlikely to be used on the final product, being replaced with "Lenovo". Apparently, what we have here is a 5-inch, single SIM GSM phone - and that's all we know about it (for now).
The X3 moniker confuses us a bit: while Motorola has various Moto X handsets (the latest being the Moto X Pure Edition), there was never a Moto X2. Still, in the past, Zauba revealed the names of various unannounced smartphones, so we're inclined to believe that this Moto X3 is real.
Earlier this week, we heard about two other unreleased Moto smartphones: XT1700 and XT1706 (of course, these are just model numbers, not retail names). The two handsets, possibly part of the Moto E series, should offer features like 5-inch 720p displays, quad-core MediaTek processors, 2 GB of RAM, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. At the moment, we don't know how the Moto X3 compares to the XT1700 and XT1706, but we hope we're going to find out soon.
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but motoX used to be big phablet :-/ cant they make it X3 mini for 5inch, and keep the real X size... (hope they didnt mess with motoX.. aside from bad battery life, motoX is good all-rounder)
posted on Apr 01, 2016, 10:38 PM 3
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The Moto X also used to be a 4.7 inch device. That could also be construed as the "real" Moto X size.
posted on Apr 01, 2016, 10:49 PM 4
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Can't wait for the new Moto's, after the horrible Nexus phones last year, the only hope left for stock Android is moto. Unless HTC does something crazy this year with their Nexi or Oneplus makes an awesome 3.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 7:53 AM 1
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Horrible Nexus phones? General consensus has been that the 6p was one of, if not *the*, best phones of 2015.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 8:12 AM 2
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I agree. Critical acclaim for Nexus phones in 2015. We are all waiting to see what HTC does, but Moto has a leg up as their software is clean, useful, and innovative. I think most of us were disappointed with LG's offering. I think HTC, Samsung, and Moto will all move in positive directions in 2016. They all have to. Phone sales are down down down now that everyone has a smartphone.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 9:00 AM 0
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I don't understand how the f**k can people think: "the bigger, the better" about f**king mobile phones. Please! You can't even put into your pocket anymore. Want a huge sized thing? Good, that's why there is a product called "tablet" for sale.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 1:03 PM 2
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I've got a 6p. What kind of pants are you wearing that you can't get it in your pocket. I used to feel the same way about phone sizes. I would've never gone above a 5" screen two years ago. Now I wouldn't go back. I still have my OG Droid Incredible, and trying to use that is frustrating as hell. You don't like larger devices, there are options on the market. But I really get tired of people telling other people what they should and shouldn't use. That's why there is no one device for everyone.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 1:11 PM 1
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Front pocket is no problem until I get in the car. My S6 Edge is usually ok but if it were a tiny bit smaller it would be better. Also, I just spent some time snowboarding and it was too big for my front pocket (used jacket pocket instead) but if it were a touch smaller it would have been fine. YMMV
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 12:52 PM 0
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I think the specs of this upcoming Moto X device are quite predictable, either a 5 inch 1080p screen or a 5.1 inch 1440p screen, dual front firing speakers, 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 820 processor, a design which looks like a smaller version of Moto X Pure Edition, ergonomically curved back, fingerprint scanner embedded in the Motorola dimple at the back and certain extra options for customising body colour and accents and new back material customisation (May be Gator skin back this time, I would love to have that on a Moto X).
posted on Apr 04, 2016, 6:30 AM 1
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I Dont expect expect much from motorola under Crapnova.
posted on Apr 04, 2016, 7:42 AM 0
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