Motorola Obake (AKA Ghost) Spotted Online – Google X Phone or Something Else Entirely?

Posted on May 6 2013 - 5:38am by Adrian Diaconescu

There’s been a lot of online rumble lately concerning the mythical Motorola X Phone, which may or may not be revealed during Google’s I/O conference next week. But with contradicting rumors coming from right and left, there’s only one thing set in stone – nothing is set in stone.

We’ve seen the thing benchmarked a couple of times under different codenames and with slightly different specs, a dubious set of pics then emerged, as well as a report talking about a Motorola “XFon” for AT&T.

Motorola Obake

Now there’s a new piece of the puzzle ready to be put in place, though where should we put it is beyond me. A credible AnTuTu benchmark of something called “obake_verizon” has been spotted online, partially confirming a codename we first heard of back in March.

“Obake” is Japanese for Ghost, which, according to more than one source, is how a mystery Motorola phone is known internally. The thing is I’m not quite sure this Obake, or Ghost, is the X. Instead, it could simply be a new Moto handheld for the company’s favorite US carrier, Verizon.

If that’s the case, it’s likely not going to be introduced during I/O and will have its biggest selling point in a budget-conscious price point. Chances are it’s going to be the newest member of the Razr family, but that’s just speculation.

The closest things we have to facts regarding the “Obake” are a processor clocked at 1.7 GHz and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the two specs revealed by the leaked AnTuTu benchmark. The CPU is said to be a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro unit, though a 600 is not completely out of the question either.

Of course, if the phone is to pack a Snapdragon 600, its placement in the budget-friendly, mid-range niche is less likely. Hmm, so do we root for something with a great quality-price ratio, or do we want another Samsung Galaxy S4 “killer”?

Naturally, I don’t want to rule out the possibility of this being the X Phone either (or a variation made especially for Verizon), mostly because the benchmark’s score is very close to the ones of the XT1055 and suspicious Android 5.0-based “Google X”. Oh, how you like to torment us, Motorola Google!

Via [Ameblo]

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Adrian has an insatiable passion for writing ever since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about technology and gadgets in general and Android in particular.