The Moto X is one of the worst kept secrets of the past month, with consistent leaks flooding the internet including an eagle-eyed photographer spotting Google chairman Eric Schmidt with one of the smartphones in public. Motorola has scheduled an event on August 1 in New York City to launch the phone, but before then a leaker has managed to detail essentially everything about the Moto X.
Android Police obtained a set of images and benchmarks from the upcoming Motorola phone, and have put together a full list of specifications we should expect by the time its released. Each spec is backed up by evidence in either photos or a report from the FCC, and so the full list is allegedly:
- A Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT chipset, with a 1.7 GHz dual-core Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU
- 2 GB of RAM
- A 4.7-inch display at 720 x 1280, reduced to 4.5" and 720 x 1184 with Android's onscreen buttons
- A 10.5-megapixel rear camera with flash, and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera
- 16 GB of internal storage, 12 GB accessible to the user, no microSD card slot
- A 2,200 mAh non-removable battery
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; NFC
- Android 4.2.2 out of the box
- A size of 128.5mm x 65 mm (thickness not detailed)
The phone is photographed having run an AnTuTu benchmark, scoring 18,753; the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 score approximately 24,000 in this benchmark, making the Moto X more of a mid-range device. Another benchmark was run on the phone, the 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme test, with the Moto X scoring 7,143. This is above its flagship competition (the HTC One scores approximately 6,000 with a similar GPU), however the result could be in part due to the lower screen resolution.
An official launch is only a week or so away, so we'll soon discover if this information proves to be correct.
The HTC One represents the firm’s latest attempt to regain lost ground in the smartphone market. It is made entirely of aluminum and boasts a large 4.7-inch full HD 1080p display with 468 PPI flanked by two speaker strips with integrated amplifiers. Inside is a 1.7-GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.
The Galaxy S4 is a continuation of Samsung's flagship Android handset, in a sleeker and more modern version inside and out. The S4 features a 1.9 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB of RAM, and a 5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. The S4 also packs 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, IR LED Remote Control, MHL 2.0, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0.
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