Motorola has just unveiled a new ultra-thin phone for the mid-range segment called the Motoluxe XT685 in China. The device appears sleek with a measurement of just 9.8 mm in thickness and comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Inside, its processor has a frequency of 1GHz and works alongside 1GB of storage. To entice the Chinese market, Motorola has included software targeted at the local consumers like Sina Weibo and Sohu Women in the phone. The device could also come with Motorola’s MotoSwitch User Interface, but this remains to be unconfirmed.
A 4-inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels takes up most of the space on its front panel. Below this screen, there are four touch-sensitive controls.
Moreover, it boasts of an 8-megapixel rear camera packed with LED flash as well as a front-facing 0.3-megapixel snapper. This feature can be used with the image-sharing function that the device also offers.
It furthermore has touch-sensitive controls and a pulsing notification light in the lanyard hole to alert users of new e-mails, text messages, or calls.
Those on more than one network will enjoy its WCDMA+GSM dual mode. This is a popular feature in emerging markets as it allows users to choose the network provider they prefer to use some services. Thus, it helps them save on costs.
In mainland China, the Motoluxe XT685 retails for RMB 1,999, or around US$300 from the company’s authorized retailers. Motorola is selling it in two colors, brown and white.
It remains to be seen whether Motorola is gearing up for an international launch. There might be some hope for this as older Motoluxe models had been made available in Canada as well as Europe.
Motorola seems to have found a market in China, where its Motoluxe series is getting some following. In the United States, by comparison, Google subsidiary is better known for its Razr and Atrix series.