Motorola has introduced a most awaited Moto X smartphone in order to revive the ravaged mobile device maker bought by Google for $12.5 billion.
The Android-powered phone is the first Motorola smartphone created in collaboration with Google since the Internet titan completed its purchase of Motorola Mobility in May of last year.
The Moto X is all set for its release in US in late August, could be an arduous rival in a global market ruled by Samsung.
Moto X will also be available at that time in Canada and Latin America. Moto X will have a starting price of $199 in the United States if bought along with a two-year service contract with a telecom service company.
The Moto X’s specifications include a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED 1280×720 pixel screen with a glass coating that wraps around the sides.
The phone will be powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 and the device will feature 2GB RAM. Moto has also put in dedicated Natural Language Processing and ‘contextual computing’ cores.
Inside, there will be 16GB internal storage (12GB user-accessible), but no micro SD card for expansion, which will come as a disappointment to many who like the option of SD cards.
Around the back, there’s the much awaited and expected 10.5-megapixel camera with Moto’s Clear Pixel technology, while a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera offers an option for video-calling and self-portraits.
The phone will keep going on for 24 hours with a 2200 mAh battery which sounds a little ambitious in experts view.
The Moto X is pretty much what the world was expecting, tallying up almost exactly with the wealth of leaks and speculation that was in the past few months.