Not dead yet: Moto X is 'alive and well' says Motorola

Not dead yet: Moto X is 'alive and well' says Motorola
After a fair bit of speculation and build-up, Lenovo finally unleashed the Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones at its Tech World event yesterday. We've been led to believe that the new 'Z' range will outright replace the popular pre-existing Moto X line. However, Lenovo / Motorola has issued to a statement to clarify that this is not strictly the case. So for fans of devices such as last year's popular Moto X Pure, further upgrades could well be in the pipeline. 

Early impressions of the two new modular handsets are very positive. Both fairly similar, the Force model gets a few perks such as a bigger battery and a slightly better rear-facing camera. Whilst each is very sleek and svelte in terms of profile, the standard Moto Z is immediately eye-catching for its sheer thinness. Yet as a device with a 5.5-inch quad-HD display, 4 gigs of RAM, a Snapdragon 820 chip and all the rest of it, one has to question whether a 2600 mAh battery will suffice in keeping the lights on. 

While plenty of innovation has gone into these exciting new devices, the Moto X may not be completely dead in the water. According to a statement issued to the folks at Android Police:


Of course, Lenovo may simply not wish to burn bridges until it has seen the response to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, due to hit the market in September. With the Moto X branding having gained plenty of respect throughout the tech community over the last couple of years, killing it off completely would make little sense at this point. 

The Moto Z differs from the Moto X in some regards, though retains that flagship feel. Thus, despite what the statement says, the new Z devices could still prompt the demise of the X. 

Still, we wouldn't balk at any additions to the Moto X range in the near future, would you?

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Moto Z
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Moto Z Force
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Moto X Pure Edition (2015)
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat

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