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

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Mar 2013, 01:37

One of our tipsters sent us what is allegedly the latest specs for the eagerly awaited Motorola X, a phone that has become larger than life; the device will havethe largest battery cell to ever grace a Motorola Android handset and will also offer the fastest clock speed of any U.S. Android model ever produced by Google's wholly owned subsidiary...

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posted on 25 Mar 2013, 01:40 7

1. abcdeee (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


posted on 25 Mar 2013, 01:46 51

7. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

I wish I could downvote you another time.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 02:13 27

15. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 02:40 13

22. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

Sorry, I was just being a good person.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:21 2

52. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 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.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:03 10

59. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3795; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

You should change your name from Topcat to CaptainObvious.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 16:35 2

72. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

Thanks for that, didn't know.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 03:13 2

27. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 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.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 03:28 25

29. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 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..

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:19 16

42. alila2 (Posts: 158; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

sound like a $1000 phone !!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 23:52

79. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 03:32 4

30. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4291; Member since: 07 Mar 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.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 23:54

80. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:16 1

62. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 16:57

73. jcarrigan (unregistered)

sounds too good to be true

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 01:43 15

2. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Great specs :)

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 02:13 15

14. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1622; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 02:33 1

21. BadAssAbe (Posts: 464; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

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

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 02:45 6

24. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Wasnt that just the camera lens ?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 05:01 8

35. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3795; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:20 2

43. ickyboo (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Mar 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.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 06:04 5

39. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:20 1

54. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

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 05 Apr 2013, 23:58

81. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 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 :)

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 20:58

85. heyhi (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

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 06 Apr 2013, 09:22

82. jbreault (Posts: 35; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 01:44 1

3. imkyle (Posts: 1085; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

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

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 05:55

38. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 01:44 1

4. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 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

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 01:45 9

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

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

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