Since Motorola was taken over by Google, there have been many changes, most of them positive, that have helped boost the image of the company and put it back on the map. One of the most notable achievements of Motorola of late when it comes to smartphone is the release of the Motorola Droid Maxx HD which set a whole new standard for high end smartphone battery capacities with a 3300 mAh battery which promises up to 372 hours standby time on a 4.7 incher smartphone with a dual core processor. The biggest news from Motorola since the introduction of the Droid Maxx HD smartphone is the rumor that Motorola is working on a new smartphone expected to shake the smartphone market and give other anticipated smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy SIV and HTC M7.
The Motorola X Phone is said to be in its last stages and will be coming together with an X – Tablet, another high end device anticipated in the market in the next couple of months. The rumor of this gadget has been circulating for weeks now, with Google’s CEO beating around the bush when questions of the X Phone are raised. The big question now is, what specifications can Motorola compress in their next flagship smartphone to make it fair better than the Droid Maxx HD did? We already know the battery will be better, the screen will be high definition and it will come with all the specs and features of a high end smartphone.
Google’s CFO dropped a hint of their 12 to 18 month product pipeline which shed a lot of light as to what the company is planning. Google played a significant role in the conception and development of the company’s next flagship device. The company, it appears, has dropped the DROID branding of their smartphones and there are reports that their next flagship device, will be coming to all major carriers in the US – just like most other successful smartphones and phablets like the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the Note II.
I read a rumor the other day that the Phone X may be coming with Google’s next major version of Android, 5.0 Key Lime Pie. All this may be unveiled during Google’s I/O but for now, we can just assume that the company may take the steps it took with the Nexus and Jelly Bean OS.
When it comes to the specs of the Phone X, Motorola will have to do a lot more than it ever has if it is to take on or even beat Samsung’s Galaxy SIV and HTC’s anticipated M7 5 incher. One feature we can be sure of is that the phone will come with a 5 inch screen – 5.5 inch at most, although rumor has it that the screen will be a 4.7 inch edge-to-edge OLED or SLCD3 1080 Full HD. Phone X should also come with a 2.0 GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 or Tegra 4 processor with a matching GPU and between 2 and 4 GB of RAM. To take on Samsung’s Galaxy SIV, Phone X must come with at least 32GB internal memory, with the option of higher end 64 or 128GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot for memory expansion and a 12 megapixels rear and a 2 megapixels front camera.
Since Motorola has already outed a smartphone with an impressive 3300 mAh battery, the company should do better with their next flagship device – maybe surprise us with a 4,000 mAh battery that should go 3 weeks on standby mode. What should be most intriguing though is the edge-to-edge screen, Android 5.0 features and interface software.
What we are sure about as of now is that the Motorola Phone X is expected to be unveiled in May during the Google I/O and should be released on or around July 8th to all carriers in the US. Verizon is expected to sell the phone for $299 with a 2 year contract, and those who prefer unlocked phones can get it from Google Play at the same price as the Nexus product line. Verizon will however charge a $15 a month for those who want to unlock their bootloaders. This will enable them to remove bloatware and use it with carriers of their choice.
For now, we would love for Samsung to surprise us with an octa-core smartphone with 4GB RAM and up to 16 megapixels camera, but this is not realistic, at least not in the first half of 2013. But whatever Google and Motorola gives us, I am sure Phone X will be a market shaker and who knows, maybe it will be the next ‘mother of all smartphones’.
What features do you expect or wish on the Motorola Phone X?