Latest Motorola X rumor suggests the phone will not be a Samsung Galaxy S4 killer

Latest Motorola X rumor suggests the phone will not be a Samsung Galaxy S4 killer
The Motorola X has captured much attention, but the latest speculation doesn't have the phone breaking new ground specs-wise. While Motorola fans might have been hoping for specs that would blow the Samsung Galaxy S4 away, the talk around the water cooler is that we are now looking at a phone that will compete with the HTC One. Look, the HTC flagship is no 98 pound weakling to be sure, but based on these rumors, don't expect 3GB of RAM or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 aboard. And while there has been some contention about when the phone would be launched, we could see the Motorola X launch as an online exclusive in July (delayed one month from June) followed by a wider, carrier-led distribution of the phone in November. Even if the July launch is online only, we should still see the phone unveiled at Google I/O in May.

As we've already reported, the Motorola X will not be customizable although this could still be a feature for other phones before the end of the year. If there is customization at all, it could be limited to choosing from plastic, metal or carbon fiber for the phone's casing along with the typical native storage and color options. Similar to HTC Get Started, purchasers of the Motorola X will be able to select ringtones, wallpapers and pre-installed apps from their computer before the phone arrives. The Motorola logo on the back is said to double as a touch-sensitive button that will start up certain commands.
 
Everything about this phone is in flux at this point, but we should mention that Google's smartwatch could be introduced and launched at the same time as the Motorola X.

source: AndroidandMe

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45 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Gimme the metal one! :)

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

ile take the Carbon Fiber with Stainless Steel with Ceramic back Sapphire Gass please if that's possible?

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

If only I was Motorola CEO's friend, I can know everything from them. And of course, I need to keep secrets including : when the phone will release, what's their next plan etc. If only it was real. Sadly, its just a dream. :(

16. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Yeah, people say things "are the best" and I blindly follow it too.

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

In swear this has been said before but even still if this happens 2 words....Game Changer!

5. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Custom made phone with CPU and GPU of you're choice

23. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm already falling in love with this phone even before it's been announced. But lately these rumors are giving me a bad vibe! There has been about 4-5 articles about the X phone where the numbers keep rising and falling. Don't know which to believe and which not to... It's like throwing a dice, you get different numbers each time.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Google I/O is certainly something to look forward to.

22. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

I certainly agree. But, for some reason I get the feeling this X phone isn't going to be what we all are expecting. We're just going to have to wait and see.

6. torr310

Posts: 1661; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I don't expect the specs will surpass both HTC or Samsung's flagships, because the phone would be very expensive then. So just bring it out ASAP to give us more choices!

13. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

$1000 Phone 128GB SOLID STATE DRIVE 6GB RAM Exynos 5450 clocked at 2.9Ghz 8 CPU 4500MAH battery with slim built advance tech 4.7 inch screen SLCD3 iPS RGB SUPER AMOLED PLUS 600PPI SAPPHIRE front glass Rear CERAMIC Back 16MP with Carl Zeiss Optic 1.4 Lens Xenon with OLED Flash PVRSGX554MP8 1080P Carbon FIBRE BEZEL 3x Optical Zoom KLP5 9MM THICK Is this to much or a dream

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

"SLCD3 iPS RGB SUPER AMOLED PLUS" What is that mess? You're dreaming.

45. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Nah, he just typed all the words he'd heard till now beleiving that it will be a beast too bad it resulted in an epic fail :D

17. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

For For Pocket Hosting? BTW U forgot Solar Charging RAID 1 (Software) so that would need 2X128GB storage. Hot swap of failed storage Auto reconstruct of RAID on replacing failed storage. Auto switch off if device heats up beyond a given temperature. If one has to dream then dream beyond just ordinary :D

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This is what you would see at the very MOST. 32, 64, and 128 GB options 4 GB of RAM Snapdragon 800 (2-2.3 GHz) or Tegra 4 (1.7-1.9 GHz) 3,700 mAh battery 4.7-5" 1080p S-LCD3, ColorBoost, or S-AMOLED Gorilla Glass 3 Made of metal, carbon fiber, or Kevlar This is being VERY optimistic.

32. xsmartphonex

Posts: 41; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

the battery is going to be over 4,000 mAh

33. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

We'll see. If Motorola is going to keep it under 9mm thick and keep the size of the device to a minimum while retaining a large screen, I'd say they will keep it in the mid/upper 3,000's.

36. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, it would be cool if it did exceed 4000mAh but only for bragging rights, as a Droid Razr MAXX HD owner i can tell you exceeding 4000mAh isn't really necessary at all unless you're away from a charger for more than 30 hours. for most people it's only important for the phone to make it from morning to night even with the heaviest of usage and the MAXX can do that now with power to spare.

21. user312

Posts: 68; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

That phone would be the size of 2 bricks with those specs!

24. g2a5b0e unregistered

A 1080 4.7" screen with a ppi of 600 would have a height of 2605 pixels. It would be the first phone with an aspect ratio of 521:216. Think before you post such ridiculous stuff. A 128GB SSD? Seriously? If it were even possible to build a phone like that (read: it's not), I assure you it would cost more $1000.

26. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Anythings possible, money talks! Error not $1000 but £1000 pounds

39. g2a5b0e unregistered

Possible maybe, but not today. I don't know of any screens that combine LCD & AMOLED tech. I also don't know of any SSD drives that can fit into a smartphone chassis that is 9mm thick. Try again in a few years.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I buy the idea of the colors, but materials? Sounds fishy

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Metal or carbon fiber in white for me please :)

29. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Hell yea!

10. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

No self respecting Motorola buyer is gonna choose plastic ....That's what Samsungs are for

11. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I'd take carbon fiber with sapphire glass ..oh yeah and in white too please and thank you. :)

12. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Now this sounds interesting, but changing the materials would drastically change the price point of each device, not to mention the different manufacturing processes required for each of the diff. materials seems like it would be too time consuming. I can see getting your pick of color that is a pretty simple request. I'm all for it though if they can make it happen.

15. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

"While Motorola fans might have been hoping for specs that would blow the Samsung Galaxy S4 away, the talk around the water cooler is that we are now looking at a phone that will compete with the HTC One." Well I think the HTC One does a very good job at competing with the Galaxy S4 and am personally choosing the One over the S4 for my Sprint line because I think it is a better device. I am not a fan of the plastic feel Samsung has with their devices. I love my Galaxy Nexus but every time I use my HTC Evo 4G LTE on Sprint I hate going back to the cheap feel of my Nexus in my hand. Plus Touch Wiz is junk. I am excited to see how the X turns out because this would be a great replacement for my Nexus on Verizon. I tried to be open minded towards the S4 but was very let down to see how similar it is to the SIII.

19. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

This Moto X phone is a hoax. I really hope I'm wrong about this notion.

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