Third-generation Motorola Moto X specs leak


With hot new flagship models from Samsung, LG and HTC already in the hands of consumers, where does Motorola stand? Last September the manufacturer welcomed the second-generation Motorola Moto X into the world. But before the year was out, the Moto X was surpassed specs-wise by the beastly Motorola DROID Turbo and the Motorola built Nexus 6.

Now, there is speculation about the specs for the third-generation Motorola Moto X. According to a report published today, the new Moto X will use the same 5.2-inch 1440 x 2560 resolution panel that is employed on the DROID Turbo. That means it will have a pixel density of 565ppi. Under the hood, Motorola will employ the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset and 4GB of RAM will be on board. There will be two variants of the phone, one with 32GB of storage and the other with 64GB of memory. A 16MP Clear Pixel camera will be on the back while a 5MP snapper will handle selfies and video chats from the front. Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed.

We most likely will see the third-generation Moto X launched in September. If the specs stick, it will be carrying the flagship banner for Motorola.

Thanks for the tip!

source: STJSGadgets

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142 Comments

166. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

waiting for release....

164. ravinder2312

Posts: 3; Member since: May 11, 2015

Is this have Front facing stereo speakers?

165. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

There is nothing official about this device yet. Expect official specs to be released around August/September.

163. ravinder2312

Posts: 3; Member since: May 11, 2015

I love moto moto g was the best phone I have ever used may this phone fulfill my expectation

155. raptor102888

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

No no no. 4.7" 1080p screen please. Just give us an updated version of the original Moto X with a bigger battery.

160. esp9935

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

4.7" screens aren't what the market wants. Phablets made huge market share gains in 2014, once people use a 5.5" or larger screen they realize just how much richer the exeperience is and generally don't want to go back to a smaller screen. I guarantee is Motorola gave the 3rd gen X a 4.7" it would lose market share versus the 2nd gen X. 5.2" Moto X and 6" Moto X+ please.

127. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Nice. Let's see if Lenovo can do Moto right...

116. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

seriously? 1) 1080p is fine 2) please use the updated 810 (the one in the mi note pro) 3) other than that great

114. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'm loving the battery size, everything else seems good too. Hard to believe my Moto X is a year and a half old, because it still runs almost like it's brand new, with very little in the way of glitches or lag. Battery life is also holding up pretty well so far.

121. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm very content with my 2013's battery life, considering it's as small as it is, and for how old the phone is, it still gets me though the who day without a sweat. The battery on the 2015 is awesome if this is accurate, but I have a feeling that the longevity of the charge will be about the same with the jump in specs to the 808 processor, 4GB of RAM and that high resolution display.

125. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I dunno, the Turbo lasts a super long time with similar specs (bigger battery granted, but not a really big jump). I think it'll be between the Turbo and the first generation X in longevity.

152. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wonder if you can say that with a straight face.

112. RedMage1928

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Hopefully this now means that that 2015 Moto G will have 2GB RAM and a SnapDragon 616 or a new member of the 620-series.Users would shell out a little extra for that.One thing I havent seen Motoroa do is go for the upper-midtier(aka Midrange-Flagship) segment,which is a shame since a lot of profit can be made there and even MORE so because there are little to no quality stock-android offerings there.Get on it Moto!

111. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

The specs are not impressive at all. Every high end OEM is using these hardware. Motorola should come up with better specs because, it won't be selling much against the competition.

106. ChowMein

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

Probably too good to be true

105. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Still waiting for that elusive "non Nexus" shamu sized follow up w/ FHD screen and yes Moto's own 808 based concoction. Otherwise this rumor here should be a lot more appealing if it comes w/ Droid Turbo's batt size.

101. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The S4 pro in the 1st gen moto x was apparently a special version. Like dual core version of the SD600 . Basically the S4 pro with the sd600 GPU or something. I forget the details. So maybe this will be the Sd808 with the sd810 GPU. That would be great. I think the Nexus 7 also had a special s4 pro.

100. rafaelhenriqueo

Posts: 1; Member since: May 06, 2015

They really should come up with some solution about the processor. To be one the flagship of the year, they can't save in nothing, neither lose power, UFS or DDR4. Would Exynos be an option?

98. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks like they are going back full circle. They put a S4 pro variant in the first gen and got flak for it. Then they used the sd801 for the 2nd gen because they didn't want flak for it. Now they are back to flak land by going with the SD808. Interesting.

82. Filip.

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I'm not sure how reliable the source is but these specs seem accurate for a third generation Moto X. I'm going to assume that they chose the 808 because they had more R&D time with it and probably optimized it well for this Moto X just like they did with the S4 Pro in the 1st gen Moto X. I still have the 1st gen Moto X and it still runs great, battery is decent...It's really the UI experience and active notifications that kept me from getting something else. If there is anything Motorola does with this one, I seriously hope that it's a HUGE camera performance overhaul. If they figure out the camera for this one then I'm sold.

89. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You know, I'm happy with the camera... unless it's in low light conditions. I'm personally excited about whatever additional features they added to the device over the previous year's. It seems like everything they do from touchless controls, active display, IR on face of the camera, custom OK Google Now commands is really awesome. I guess the one that I really want for the phone is for Project Fi support, but I guess that's entirely up to Google to branch out and support more devices.

81. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

4GB of RAM is SO damn useless, just makes the phone cost more for no reason.

77. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I kinda like, but I really want a MicroSD card slot. Also, I'm not fond of that QhD display. Seriously, what's the purpose? Plus, it drains the battery like crazy. I'm sure Motorola knows their X line batteries suck. I have the X2, and I have to charge he phone twice a day with average usage. It dies just before or after 12pm after coming from my classes. I wish they'd let the clear pixel camera go too, and truly work on the image processing technology. Come on Moto!

74. gaming64 unregistered

Really good specs! Hope it doesnt use Snapdragon 810.

68. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Oh using the 808 as well, smart move.

79. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

What other phones are using the 808? I don't know any of the top of my head.

85. louisd

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

LG G4

87. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, I just remembered. Thanks for responding though.

57. harshil2001

Posts: 3; Member since: May 05, 2015

Why can't any company get the specs right? If a company gets the hardware right, it can't get the software right, or vice versa. Seriously, the Snapdragon 810 overheating issues have been mostly fixed. The 810 would have also allowed for DDR4 Ram and a better GPU instead of the old 418. And don't get me started with the useless QHD display that'll only hurt the battery and performance. That huge battery barely means anything because of the QHD display. And 4GB of RAM isn't really needed. For Motorola, software is on point, (except for the camera image processing), but their hardware side of things is slacking. Here would be the perfect smartphone hardware + software wise: 5" 1080p Super AMOLED display Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB of RAM 16MP camera w/OIS Decent front facing camera Dual Front Facing Stereo Speakers 3000 mAH battery (to make the phone a bit lighter) STOCK ANDROID Sony's Xperia Z4 is on point with almost EVERYTHING except it's mediocre software (in my opinion). It's nice that it's fully IP68 Water and dust proof. Stock Android on that phone would make it perfect. Sadly it's only available in Japan. :(

61. rotkiv3451

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

You can never have enough RAM. I prefer 5.2" over 5" and I'll always take a bigger battery at the sacrifice of thinness. I do think it should come with the Snapdragon 810 though. Anyway, the reason why android is great is that we don't need a "one phone fits all" style.

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