Latest rumored Motorola X specs: 4.8 inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, November launch

Latest rumored Motorola X specs: 4.8 inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, November launch
Our in-box had a nice surprise tonight as one of our tipsters reported to us what is supposedly the specs for the Motorola X. We have seen so many different stories about this phone, with the most recent one calling the Motorola X a whole line of customizable phones that are build to customer specifications. This was somewhat confirmed last week by Motorola advisor Guy Kawasaki whose Google+ page showed a video for the customizable "Porsche Exclusive" with the sentence "Wouldn’t it be great if you could personalize your phone like this?"

Our tipster had no information about any sort of customizable phone. What he is telling us is that the Motorola X will have a 4.8 inch screen, made of sapphire glass, said to be three times harder to crack than Gorilla Glass. The corners will be made with rubber bumpers and the back will be made of carbon fiber. Under the hood will be a quad-core 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and a 4,000mAh battery provides all-day power. The device will be water resistant and will launch in November, in time for the holidays. Sounds nice, but we need to take this with our proverbial grain of salt.

If there is legitimacy to this rumor, the Motorola X could certainly compete and even surpass the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 on some levels. If this does have a Full HD panel, it will have a higher pixel density than the nearly 5 inch FHD screen on the S4 and the Motorola X would have superior silicon. As we pointed out though, this is all conjecture for now, a fun parlor game for the adults to play after the kiddies have fallen asleep.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!



1. abcdeee

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7. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I wish I could downvote you another time.

15. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

the one who made the thumbs up is also an idiot..

22. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Sorry, I was just being a good person.

52. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

If you voted for someone by mistake... It is possible to correct your vote, by voting again for the other choice. It's just not possible to vote the same choice way, twice. I mean you can't thump the same way twice, but it is possible to switch from "red" to "green", or vice versa.

59. g2a5b0e unregistered

You should change your name from Topcat to CaptainObvious.

72. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Thanks for that, didn't know.

27. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Sounds like some elements of the Galaxy Note 3 in the house come September / October. The Galaxy Note 3 will have the Exynos Octa processor clocked at 2.3ghz, 3gb of ram, 4200mAh battery, 16meg camera, 3.0 front facing camera, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie out the box. Nothing will beat the Galaxy Note 3 in 2013.

29. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Oh My!! 4000 mAh battery 16 MP rear Camera 5 MP front camera Android 5.0 (Key lime pie) Sapphire Glass Snapdragon 800 Rubber bumpers Is these were confirmed I will start saving right now..

42. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

sound like a $1000 phone !!!!

79. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

u forgot Carbon fiber. THAT got my interest. A premium build exterior AND horsepower? Its like the Lexus LFA :D

30. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, not against you. But you sound the same too... Saying nothing will beat the Note 3 is a the same as saying this speculation of the X phone is true. You might want to wait for things to straighten up first.

80. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Gotta love it when ppl crown a king that hasnt even been born yet.

62. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

NOKIA EOS 41MP phone will use this processor 100% sure........because specs telling support up to 55MP......!!!

73. jcarrigan unregistered

sounds too good to be true


Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

Great specs :)

14. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2386; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Yeah, the specs sounded realistic up until the "sapphire glass" part. Are there talks about future smartphones having sapphire glass? Yes. In fact, they JUST talked about sapphire glass in several news articles within the past week (funny how all of a sudden we go from just breaking news on a new technology and then it's mentioned as a "specification" in an upcoming phone): Sapphire glass' usage as a display screen is a few years away from becoming a reality because of the sheer cost of it. As the article mentions, it costs $3 for a sheet of Gorilla Glass while it costs $30 for the same sheet in sapphire glass form. That's why this rumor sounds too good to be true. How is it that right when some new technology is talked about in a news article, all of a sudden it ends up in the rumored specifications list for an upcoming phone? (Even PhoneArena's article on sapphire glass was only written 4 days ago!) It would be like if last week they announced the Exynos 6 series and this week we see rumors of the Motorola X phone carrying the Exynos 6 chipset. I personally think this rumor is more of a fantasy than a reality.

21. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Yeah, why not? Sapphire glass is not new, iPhones are already using them in LAST year phones.

24. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 598; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Wasnt that just the camera lens ?

35. g2a5b0e unregistered

iPhones are already using Sapphire Glass? Not on the entire screen, man. That's a big jump.

43. ickyboo

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

@BadAssAbe , Apple only uses Sapphire Crystal for their LENS on the camera which is something the size of what, 1cm round?Not for the whole damn display.

39. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Vertu phones have had sapphire screens for several years now, but they are far too expensive

54. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

sapphire glass is commonly used in watches (like in mine Nite MX 50) but its pricey to use it in smartphones...unless you want to pay through the nose (look at vertu or tag hauer...they've used it already). That's why gorilla glass was invented...unfortunatelly it is not as scratchproof as it is advertised. The same goes to sapphire (even though it's much more scratchproof but quite easy to break )

81. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I will gladly pay through the nose for this and carbon fiber. You can buy a cheap Timex for less than $100, but theres a lot of enthusiasts that will pay $4000-$10,000 for a rolex. Yep, all it does is tell time... but only an enthusiast can appreciate the craftsmanship,,, for everyone else, there's Samsung :)

85. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

i dont know can pay that kind of money on a watch, but the question is: are there many enthusiasts who will pay for an expensive craftsmanship phone? i mean, a phone is kind of "disposable", you know what i mean? technology keeps going on...a phone, is just a piece of technology these days. a rolex is a luxurious accessory indicator of status, which will last for a lifetime, no matter how long you have it, its not gonna be less valuable. a phone is a just a phone, which most people wanna change every 1 year or 2 because they're are kind of out of date, or they are not the "ultimate technology" that many geeky customers want.

82. jbreault

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

sapphire glass would take to long to make a enough to put in any new phone coming out

3. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

So will this be introduced at Google I/O or is that too early?

38. jsdechavez

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Probsbly.. I guess this will be like the Premium Nexus..

4. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I like this latest round of speculation too. I think the sapphire glass is an excellent addition....not sure how I feel about the rubber bumpers though, rather they be a type of metal. However, everything else would make this a beast of a phone and the one to beat well into next year. Hopefully that rumor about the Nikon lens is true, all these specs and an unbeatable camera? Sign me up

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh my god..... the specs......the battery......, this better be real!

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