The Moto S may have a "mini" version called the Moto X Play

The Moto S may have a
There is a ton of info coming through to us right now about Motorola's product lineup for the rest of the year, and we are trying to parse through it and make sense of it all, because there are some very odd things going on with Motorola. We found out recently that the Shamu codename might actually be related to the Moto S, and now it seems that the Moto S might have a "mini" version called the Moto X Play.

Word from TKTechNews is that Motorola is developing the X Play as a 5.2-inch version of the 5.9-inch Moto S, but it would feature similar specs. As you can see, the X Play isn't exactly a "mini" device at 5.2-inches, but Motorola has proven itself capable of making devices that feel smaller than they actually are (like the Moto X). 

The odd thing about the X Play rumor is that the device and the the Moto S are both in limbo, and the release of each is dependent on how customers take to the X+1. Supposedly, if the X+1 sells well, and users like the size of it, Motorola will scrap the 5.9-inch Moto S, and release the 5.2-inch X Play under the Moto S name. 

Production has already begun on both devices, so if one doesn't make it out by the end of the year, it could still be released at a later time. 

source: TKTechNews

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9 Comments

1. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

how do we define mini today?

3. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

For users (ideally) = "Smaller but with the exact same internal specs uncompromised" For Samsung and some = "Smaller and lower specced with the same model name just add Mini to it" For Sony = same as for users if we're to draw from how they did Z1 Compact. For Moto imho = unnecessary... less is more.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Motorola is thinking way too big. 4.7" was perfect...

4. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Oh my god. Calling 5.2 inch as mini is so ridiculous. I still remember when I show my HTC hd2 up to my friends, they called me so mad to hold a giant gadget like this

5. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

i just hope the x play is mini in physical size without compromising specs

6. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

My thoughts on mini are that the mini should essentially be a smaller version of the flagship, the specs should be close but they don't have to be the same. If the s5 mini had an s600 or 800, it would be just about the perfect example.

7. mnhshare

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

name of mini going to kidding . !

8. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Seriously? They are copying Chines companies now with that name - Vivo Xplay.

9. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Wow. Naming two of their phones as X and S is incredibly stupid, brand wise. I can see so many people buying the wrong phone from recommendations because of that.

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