The Moly X1 with Windows 10 Mobile costs only $179 at Indiegogo, but few buy it
The newest smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile, the HP Elite x3 is a real beast on paper. Sadly, Windows Phone seems to have completely failed and even though Microsoft will continue to support companies that launch smartphones powered by this OS, we doubt it will regain some of its lost glory.
Nevertheless, for those who, for some reason, still feel attached by Microsoft's mobile platform, but can't afford or don't want to pay a small fortune for the HP Elite x3, there's now a much cheaper version available for purchase.
The so-called Moly X1, while not a new smartphone, has just been listed on Indiegogo with the sole purpose of going into as many hands as possible. To achieve that, the company behind the mid-end phone is selling the Moly X1 for just $179.
The smartphone can be shipped in Canada, United States, Europe and Australia and it should reach customers hands by the end of December. The super early bird $179 price is only available for the first 40 customers in North America, and the first 80 customers in the EU and Australia.
Then the price of the Moly X1 will go up a bit and will sell for $190. The final retail price of the phone is set at $229, but only after all early birds are sold out.
At the time of the writing only 9 units of the Moly X1 have been sold through Indiegogo, which suggests that Windows Phone handsets aren't that enticing anymore.
Here is a quick rundown of the Moly X1's specs in case you're interested to buy one. First of all, the smartphone sports a 5.5-inch HD (720p) display with Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
Under the hood, the Moly X1 packs a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage (expandable via microSD). On the back, there's a 13-megapixel photo snapper with dual-LED flash, while in the front there's a secondary 5-megapixel selfie camera.
The Moly X1 is powered by a 2,600 mAh battery and features 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB connectivity. Naturally, it runs Windows 10 Mobile right out of the box.