Moto X may have Magic Glass, Aluminum Structure, and Dual LTE MIMO

Moto X may have Magic Glass, Aluminum Structure, and Dual LTE MIMO
Another day, another few leaks about what to expect from the Motorola Moto X. This time around, we're getting more info on what to expect from the hardware and build quality of the device. This info comes again from Taylor Wimberly who has already put out info claiming that the Moto X would have options to have wood, metal, or ceramic backplates. Mr. Wimberly is very confident with his info, but right now, he is still a source of rumor and not fact. 

This time around, Mr. Wimberly is saying that the Moto X will be built with something called Moto Magic Glass, which is a single layer of Gorilla Glass that has been molded to a special polymer. This, combined with zero-gap construction, will make the device feel as though the display is a continuous surface that wraps around the entire front and edges of the phone, and make the back of the device feel smooth and seamless.

Additionally, the Moto X allegedly is made with a laminated aluminum structure, which makes for a lightweight, but very strong design. And, it may feature 5 antennas: 2G/3G main, GPS,  Bluetooth/Wi-Fi, and Dual LTE MIMO Smart Antennas which would offer faster LTE and better reception. 

As usual, it all sounds great, but we'll have to wait and see how much is accurate when the official word comes next week.


source: +Taylor Wimberly 1, 2, & 3

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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40 Comments

40. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

The Moto X may have even more than that... It may have my $$$ too.

39. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

anyone else noticed that in picture 3, the hole for the camera flash on the back cover is over the battery?

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Can we please wait till Thursday for the x conference?

26. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

hope it's specs are great and cheap..

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

At this point the only reason to shell out the extra money for a Droid MAXX would be the larger battery and storage. I'm really looking forward to this phone's launch.

35. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

and the bigger display but i'm not a big fan of anything over 4.7" though.

24. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

if the customized cpu will pay off Moto may finally propose something new and fresh. Something beyond increasing number of cores and size of a display. Fingers crossed. Android phone worth of consideration, I hope.

23. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

This starts to shape up as the device of the year. But this moto magic display now makes me see one headache of a repair-ability.

18. irfanil

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Are these just concept renders or this might be the actual device? If yes, it is beautiful :)

16. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Seamless glass feeling all around would be verrry cool. Tired of the flimsy backplate on my gs3. Not to say I dont like the phone, it's just this design seems refreshing if its true

15. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Is picture #2 of a REMOVABLE battery? The only reason for phone manufacturers' to make embedded batteries is to force customers to BUY a new phone when the battery dies...And for companies that make their phones Non-removable, they should at least make those phones IP57 or IP58 Waterproof -certified!

19. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Sorry Typo: "...that make their BATTERIES Non-removable,..."

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well, it might not have a removable battery. The back cover will be removable so you can swap it for one with a different color and/or material, but whether the battery will be accessible remains to be seen. Motorola's been using unibody designs without battery access for a while, so I would understand if they wouldn't include it now.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Moto X is shaping up to be a phone done very, very right. o:

10. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Indeed it is. What I would really like to see now is price and battery life info. Other than that I thank that this might be my neXt device.

11. evarod48

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I've been waiting for a worthy phone, and this looks like a great choice. I think battery life will be above average, and priced at 150 on 300 off contract. Just wishful thinking though :)

12. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I was personally hoping for a $200 off contract price but from the leaks Ive seen It looks like it might be $299 which is still not bad.

13. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

The one thing that is missing that would make this the perfect device is the micro SD card reader.

14. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

Amen!!!

17. irfanil

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

+1 to that

27. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Just a few more days until the most well rounded Android phone gets launched. I just really hope it doesn't just have the S4 Pro, but Motorola's X8 custom chip. 4.5-4.7" 720p display 2 GB RAM Motorola X8 chipset Stock Android looks with a few extra great features Near instant updates All for $300 for the 16 GB variant. I'll pick up mine in white with a grey spine and white Kevlar back.

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It would seem that Magic Glass is Moto's term for flexible display. I wonder who is supplying the flexible display? Sammy teased us with their version of flexible display early in the year but ultimately kept it back. Perhaps Corning is not as bashful?

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Sorry but its still using an ancient dual core cpu...

6. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

What's bad about the CPU? In fact, the CPU is pretty awesome. Have you read the articles on the chip they're using? I think you should take a closer look at the hardware they're using. Might actually surprise and wow you. Motorola X 8 - 8 cores. http://www.androidauthority.com/motorola-x8-mobile-computing-system-explained-248410/

20. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Ya, I think this has to do with bad marketing from Motorola. I think they should have marketed like samsung with their "Octa" core. I was one of those people who was disappointed with the CPU until I read more in-depth about it. Then again, Moto X hasn't actually been announced yet XD

3. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Looks luscious and beautiful.

21. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

This can't be real. I don't believe in the phone customization part and we've already seen photos of the dotted plastic back of the Moto X.

22. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How awesome would it be if those photos and old rumored specs were just elaborate decoys, and Moto just blew us away with something totally next-gen? I mean, the price of the thing would skyrocket, but even so... Maybe they could make two!

1. milan03

Posts: 8; Member since: May 28, 2013

So who can explain WTF Dual LTE MIMO is besides being the ridiculous marketing term?

2. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Dual LTE MIMO antennas are used in LTE Advanced for VOLTE (Voice over LTE). An LTE Advanced device has to have dual LTE MIMO antennas as one is receiving the data stream while the other is sending data from the device to the tower. If this rumor is true this device should be able to have a data streaming speed of 150 Mbps which is truly fast compared to the devices of today.

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