Latest rumored Motorola X specs: 4.8 inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, November launch
posted by Alan F. / Mar 25, 2013, 1:37 AM
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!
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posted on Mar 25, 2013, 1:40 AM 7
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the one who made the thumbs up is also an idiot..
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 2:13 AM 27
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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.
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 8:21 AM 2
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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.
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 3:13 AM 2
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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.
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 3:32 AM 4
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Great specs :)
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 1:43 AM 15
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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): http://www.extremetech.com/com
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.
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 2:13 AM 15
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sapphire glass is commonly used in watches (like in mine Nite MX 50) but its pricey...to 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 )
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 9:20 AM 1
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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 :)
posted on Apr 05, 2013, 11:58 PM 0
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i dont know man...you 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.
posted on Apr 13, 2013, 8:58 PM 0
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So will this be introduced at Google I/O or is that too early?
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 1:44 AM 1
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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
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 1:44 AM 1
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