New 1080p Motorola smartphone apparently confirmed by Punit Soni, could be the Moto X+1

It’s no secret that Motorola is getting ready to launch a successor to last year’s Moto X. The company initially confirmed this in February, but it didn’t provide other details ever since. However, it appears that Punit Soni, Moto’s VP of product management, is now hinting at a new handset that features a 1080p display.

In response to a software bug that’s been bothering some Motorola smartphone users, Punit Soni took to Google+ to say that the issue is being fixed with the Android 4.4.3 update. The message is accompanied by a screenshot from a smartphone with a display resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels (you can click on the image on the left for a full-size view). As some folks may already know, at the moment Motorola has no 1080p handsets, so what we have here is a brand new, unannounced device. Of course, Punit Soni didn’t confirm that this is an upcoming Moto smartphone. But he didn’t dismiss the idea, either. So we’re thinking that this is the next-gen Moto X - expected to be called Moto X+1.

It’s said that the screen of the Moto X+1 may be a 5.2-inch one, so a 1,080 x 1,920 pixel resolution means it would offer a 423 ppi density. While that’s not Quad HD quality, it’s still more than enough for a flagship smartphone. The new Motorola handset should be released in late summer (reportedly via all major US carriers), so it may be officially announced pretty soon. Are you waiting for it?

source: Punit Soni (Google+)



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey these Motorola phones seem to be gaining some steam...

3. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

You mean Lenovo Phones seem to be gaining steam. :-)

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7215; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its still under Google. Also it will still have the Motorola branding. I will be getting one for sure.

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Regardless which flag the fly, they are still rubbish.

15. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

I strongly disagree. The Moto X, while not my cup of tea because I have a high end taste, is a very solid mid range device that I would suggest to any moderate smartphone user.

27. Veritas_Aurora

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Lenovo always can combine the ambition and weak activity well

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its call rising.... Moto is rising again.

2. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Honestly given how fast the Moto X got Kitkat and 4.4.3, and how great the Moto 360 looks, i think this might be my next. The Moto X+1 and the iPhone 6 might be the only phones i'm looking forward to see this year, Android skins should just die. Hopefully they keep Moto maker and not follow the 'Bigger is better' trend.

10. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Well those 'Android Skins' still look and function better than stock Android.

11. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Wait bigger isn't better? But I sure love my Note 3!

28. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

The iPhone 6 will be about the same as the iPhone 5s. Just look at all of the iPhone models side-by-side.

4. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

What if the dude was using just some other phone...

5. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

That's very unlikely. He was referring to a specific 4.4.3 update for Moto handsets - thus the screenshot must be from a Motorola phone.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

But that doesn't confirm anything. This is all speculation

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Not really speculation. It's some good logic. Punit is obviously showing a fix to a software problem specific to Motorola phones, so that would mean it's running Motorola's version of 4.4.3. Since it's running Motorola software, it's on a Motorola phone. And since no released Motorola phone with a 1080p display, it must be an unannounced device. It could be the Moto X+1 or some new Droid, but it's definitely a new Motorola device

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That sounds like speculation

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Speculation with logical reasoning behind it. What else could explain the fact that an unknown device with a 1080p display is running Motorola's testing software and is being used by Motorola's VP of product management? It can't be an emulator on a computer because emulators can't have mobile data, which is obviously shown in the screenshot, so it has to be an actual phone. And why would they load their own ROM onto another device when the software is in the testing phase? It's supposed to be tested for the device it's going to run on in the consumer release, so it has to be on a Motorola phone. It's the only logical explanation, I would say that's enough to confirm it.

24. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1247; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Bro, I just want to remind you that one can wake up only a sleeping person, not those who are acting like sleeping...

14. gregoryyy3 unregistered

What if the dude was using an iphone? You would know by the way the operating system looks for the particular device. Only Motorola looks like that..

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It better not be 5.2". I loved the 4.7" compact Moto X, and I would hope that they keep it that way. One of the Moto X's main selling points was its easy one handed usage, which would be ruined with a 5.2" display...

25. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1247; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I agree your point here... But with bigger display there will be room for bigger battery. Even though I love Moto X, I have purchased DroidMAXX, for the bigger battery and I love the bigger screen too... All I want now is the 5.2" Moto X+1 to be the size of DroidMAXX (possible with onscreen keys and almost NIL bezels like in X earlier) and the same 3500mAh battery. Please please, Motorola please DO NOT give 2000 to 2500 mAh battery and bluff it can last one full day like in Moto X case... Pretty please... I hate the fact that those 3300+mAh battery equipped phones are only released in Verizon earlier...

16. _X.ET

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

I would prefer 4.0 inch or 4.3 inch this specification of screen is too big to operate by single hand.

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Would of been nice if Moto makes a 1080P screen last summer would of bought one already.

19. _X.ET

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

:) a big phone always needs a high resolution screen...

20. kopkiwi

Posts: 102; Member since: May 31, 2013

Wasn't one of the main attractions of the Moto X it's slightly smaller than standard screen? Why now jump up nearly a full inch?

21. Gibscreen

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

While I agree with you in concept I gotta call out your math skills. 5.2-4.7=0.5.

22. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Lol you said what I thought.

26. kopkiwi

Posts: 102; Member since: May 31, 2013

Had it in my head it was 4.3 lol sorry about the confusion.

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