Mysterious Motorola X phone picture pops up, testing as the XT1056 on Sprint's LTE

We just got sent a picture of a Motorola XT1056 device being tested on Sprint's 4G LTE network, that our source believes is the mysterious Motorola X phone, and the one that already passed the innards of the FCC...
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16. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Idk dude, with Google having to start paying "taxes" in Great Britain now. I don't think that those low, low prices will continue much longer... Up until now the English people have been paying for that little trick.

20. CSharky

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

Do you really think that the level of tax paid in one country would have any effect on the margins of devices manufactured by other companies? I don't think Google will push the price of the Nexus line to help cover their UK tax bill ; )

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I hope to hell that if it has 16 gigs of internal memory it also has a memory card slot.

19. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Or have a comparatively cheap 32 GB option ($50 more at most). Or just have the 16 GB version and be dirt cheap.

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

16 gigs internal with no SD card just ain't enough for me. If it's the case I sadly may have to pass. I wish Motorola would just announce the official specs already.

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I was thinking more from the average consumer standpoint, 16 GB at about $200-250 off contract would be a great deal. Or make the 16 GB about $300 and the 32 GB $350. I personally don't use more than about 5 or 6 GB on my phone, but only because I keep all my music (10 GB) on my iPod, so 16 GB doesn't bother me. That's why I'm getting a Nexus 4 shortly, gotta have me them updates. They really should just announce it at this point, the hardware I'm sure is pretty much done. Take about a month to finalize the software and ramp up production, then release it world wide.

8. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Maybe it will come with a nexus price tag at $299.

10. taikucing unregistered

Yeah, I'm thinking the same. Perhaps it's just a mid range phone. The real flagship will come later

9. harle

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

So, this is not Moto X but XFON (Moto X "Mini"?), which leaked several times already? If you compare the pictures leaked from Tinthe around mid march, this is the exact same phone. The pics did not look like removable battery but i would appreciate that.

11. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Im sure google stated that they need to clear a pipeline of Motorola products (that were deemed average by todays standards) before the cool 'google inlfuence' stuff starts coming out.

12. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Looks like Nexus 4... even the specs look similar... and where's the amazing camera? Will Motorola really release a phone without any particular selling point? Maybe the selling point will be the price.

44. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Rumor is it will have an amazing 10 MP camera.

13. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

When the first supposed specs came out (3GB ram and a sapphire screen) i was like, 'Im totally getting that!!!' but these specs are from flagship models from upto 2 years ago (minus the ram). so now im saying, 'im soo not getting that now!!!' Gonna probably get a Note 3 or see what the Nexus 5 has to offer.

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The specs could be incorrect too.

17. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The SoC isn't 2 year old tech. 1.7 GHz Krait and Adreno 320? That's upper mid range 2012, just 2 cores shy of being high end.

22. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Specs dont bug me, design sure does, lets see, Sony i1 Honami for sure on t mo, that leaves the 5s or the Nokia EOS on verizon...

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This is just a prototype, so don't let the design get to you.

29. harle

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

How can i prototype design pass FCC in 4 different variants?

33. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I was assuming he was talking about the design of the phone in the article, like he didn't like the way the front of it looked (disregarding the labels of course), which is understandable.

26. Jason2k13

Posts: 1445; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

looks like the GS4

30. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

You can tell from the pic that it uses an OLED screen. The way it reflects the light and the black level.

35. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Motorola's CEO already confirmed it will have an OLED display. That's all we really know though.

32. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

I hope the specs are nothing like what had been reported till now

36. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Yay no blurrrrr....but looks pretty mid range...

39. Paradox

Posts: 124; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

I like how it appears to be stock android. Could mean nexus like updates.

43. uthere

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

I thought Nexus devices were GSM only now? If that's the case, this can't be the next Nexus device.

45. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It was made clear a while ago this wouldn't be a Nexus device. It's separate from the Nexus line, but also separate from Motorola's line. This is the first phone that is 100% pure Google. With the Nexus line, it was Google's untouched software with the OEM's hardware, but now that Motorola is a part of Google, it's technically Google hardware as well.

46. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

It looks very... Samsungish... :|

47. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So underrated

49. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Looks nice :3
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