Here we go again: The latest Motorola X specs

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.

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



1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

dual-core processor? are you kidding?

6. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

yeah, this is way off from the first given specs...

12. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

18. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If it's a fast dual core and does not slow down... I'm ok with that.

21. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 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


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012


22. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

27. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Will it be possible to have a 2GHz dual core processor?

33. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

49. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

What if it's Intel Clover Trail+ Dual Core?? What if it's Qualcomm S4 Pro 8960T (Dual Core Snapdragon + Adreno 320)??

50. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

2.4 Ghz A15 Chip? Hell Yeah!

2. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Dual core?, I have my doubts

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

How does dual core CPU result in better camera performance? Confused.

43. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Your comment has me confused

4. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

5. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

i think it will have snapdragon 800 and a quadcore

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Dual core?? (SIGH) :(

8. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

First motorola should prove their worth....then they should ask for a 25000 unit buy stuff

9. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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!

10. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

14. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Why are you even reading articles that don't have Samsung in the title...

16. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

where are your 2012 statistics? im surprised to see you wrote new comment. LOL

47. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Sleep again. Great job.

25. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Desperate for attention? Kind of like you right? lolz.

31. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

And, it is "they're not Samsung," not "their not Samsung."

56. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

You sir are the biggest jerk I have ever seen commenting on a PhoneArena article

11. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

With those specs it can not be a "game changer"

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If the software and hardware had more efficient optimization then having dual cores wouldn't really matter.

17. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

You mean like a simple grid of icons? That would just look crap

23. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

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