The 16GB version of the Moto X will allegedly be priced off-contract at $299, while the 32GB version will retail for $349 or $399, according to a couple of sources that informed Gizmofusion. The same sources claim that wireless carriers would offer the 16GB version for the subsidized price of $99, and the 32GB version for $150. Furthermore, the sources speculate that not all carriers may offer both models. Earlier rumors have suggested that the smartphone will be priced at $199 off-contract.
Gizmofusion cautions consumers to take the rumor with a grain of salt. However, it also says that there could be truth to the tip they received.
The Moto X has long been expected to have an affordable, mid-range price. Gizmofusion surmises that Motorola and Google are aiming to sell the device as the most inexpensive off-contract handset, with specifications that may not be top-of-the-line, but would be adequate for plenty of consumers.
The latest rumors indicate that the Moto X will pack a 4.7 inch display with a resolution of 720 x1184 pixels, a 1.7 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT chipset, Adreno 320 GPU, a 10.5-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front camera, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB RAM, and a non-removable 2,200 mAh battery. Adding to the smartphone’s appeal is the reduction of pre-installed bloatware, as well as a long list of personalization options.
Google and Motorola hope that with these features, the Moto X could introduce significant changes to the ultra-competitive smartphone industry. Particularly, the two companies aim to redefine what makes a good, successful smartphone: one that comes with the best features without necessarily offering premium hardware and an expensive price tag.
Following months of speculation and lots of leaks and teasers, Motorola and Google will finally unveil the Moto X on August 1 in New York City.