Motorola announces July 28 event; new Moto X, Moto G, and Droid models incoming?


Amid all the rumors and leaks exposing Motorola's upcoming gadgets, the company has announced that it has an event scheduled for July 28. And from the looks of it, something of great importance is coming, as the unveiling will take place in three major cities – London, São Paulo, and New York. "A better mobile relationship is on its way" – that's how the tagline goes, leaving us wondering what's to be shown off on stage. The evidence, however, leads us to believe that Motorola is going to unveil the latest Moto X and Moto G smartphones, among other devices. 

The latest Motorola Moto X (2015) leak came from Brazil (hardly a coincidence) and showed us what the back of the phone could look like. Rumor has it that the new Moto X will come with a 5.2-inch display and a Snapdragon 810 SoC. Its main camera is said to have been treated to a much-needed upgrade, which is great news given the average performance of last year's model. We're also hoping to see a beefier battery tucked inside Motorola's new flagship phone.

Now would be a good time to mention that a 5.7-inch Moto X model is rumored to be coming, but evidence in support of this claim is pretty scarce. Similar is the situation with the rumored Moto X Sport, which could be a rugged, water-resistant variant of the new Moto X. 

Just like the Moto X (2015), the budget-friendly Moto G (2015) was also leaked numerous times, including in high-quality renders. The handset will likely offer a 5-inch display, and a Snapdragon 410 is expected to power it. Several variants of the phone are said to be in the works, including one with 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM and a more potent version carrying 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. Interestingly, it is claimed that the new Moto G will be water-resistant and will carry an IPx7 rating, which is a rare trait among phones of this price range. Speaking of which, the 2015-edition Moto G should start at $179.99 when released in the U.S. 

In addition to a new Moto X and a new Moto G, Motorola might also announce a successor to the Moto 360 smartwatch at its event. Little is known about the allegedly upcoming wearable, but according to rumors, it could have a higher-resolution screen with 360 pixels across its diameter. 

And if that's not enough, a new Motorola Droid model for Verizon could be coming as well. Unfortunately, very little is being passed along about this particular handset. We don't have any specs, price, or a possible launch date as of now. Whether Motorola will show us the new Droid at the July 28 event in New York remains to be seen.

Anyone excited about Motorola's upcoming Moto X or Moto G models? Or is the new Moto smartwatch you're more excited about? Feel free to let us know in the comments!


source: Motorola

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27 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

It's good to see Moto without Google more than a year Looking forward to this

2. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

The current Moto X at $300 is a terrific value. I don't expect the new one to be priced at $300, but hopefully still a good value for not much more than that.

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Not so terrific value. I would rather get htc one m8 for same price (and flash GPE rom), or add 100-120 more and get nexus 6, or add 200 more and get S6, better choices.

7. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Yeah but do you know about the battery dying issues of M8. 5 of my friends have M8. 4 of them had to get batteries replaced after a year and two now have dents on the back of their phone cause of that

8. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Didn't know that, and I thought it was user replaceable (now I know it isn't) so never really cared.

12. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

HTC One M8: $500. N6: $600. S6: $700. While these are excellent phones, they are far from being a comparable value.

13. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

What a pointless reply and comparison to other devices. It's amazing value, you could buy almost two Moto X's instead of an S6, which is the whole idea of value devices; not to spend more money and get the current flagship-of-the-year.

23. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I am not talking about msrp, check prices on ebay. On ebay you get S6 for 500, One m8 for 530, N6 for 450. (all new)

25. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Those phones on eBay usually come from other regions of the world supporting different bands from the US. For instance, a listed Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F doesn't support 2G or 3G on band 4, so it's handicapped to work with either AT&T or T-mobile, especially in the countryside. In the US, only the models SM-G920R, SM-G920V, SM-G920A, SM-G920G and SM-G920P are sold. Besides, the prices you quoted are at least 50% higher than the Moto X, so they don't seem to me as good a value as it.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There's better value out there. You can do much better for $300.

9. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I'd glad to learn about better deals, please.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Don't bother with the delusional rantings of a brain damaged simpleton like Mxyzptlk, The guy's butt hurt over Motorola and has been trolling them for a long long time. The Moto X is a poor deal to him but paying twice as much for a smaller batter, half the RAM, and the same amount of storage is perfectly acceptable for him.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I smell bs.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That's probably due to the fact that you have your head up your @$$... Or maybe you've moved on from sheep and actually do have your head up a bull's @$$. You're into some really sick stuff.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

M7 is $199 on best buy. The S5 is about $300. The Asus Zenfone is about $300. The Nexus 5 can be bought for about $200. Unlike Scott jenner I'm not talking with my head stuck up my butt.

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No, you heave your head shoved up the butts of various barn yard animals. See post 16 & 17 for clarification.

21. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Used or discontinued phones... enough said.

27. xaugustx

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

See how much xperia z ultra costs in US. Buy that if it pleases you and it should. It's 6.1mm and glass + metal. SD 800 adreno 300 etc.... Amazing specs+ looks at an insanely reduced price.

4. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The moto g 2013 upped the midrange phone category but the 2014 & this 2015 are not upping anything :(

5. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Seriously hope the camera knocks it out of the park.

11. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

I am really hoping they show the new 360, I don't care much about their phones.

14. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I hope the Moto X comes more compact this time. Let's cut them bezels down please! I need a phone I can use one handed.

18. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

São Paulo, eh?

24. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I think they put 3 cities to announce 3 phones. They put Sao Paulo because Brazil is one of the key markets for the G

20. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Smaller Moto 360 for me

22. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Yup, exactly!

26. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

After buying the Nexus 6 which give me huge disappointment. That will be my first and last moto product.

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