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Moto X+1 appears in leaked images ahead of 4 September reveal

Will arrive running stock Android 4.4 Kitkat
Fri Aug 22 2014, 12:36
Motorola Moto X sequel with Android 4.4 Kitkat

MOTOROLA'S Moto X+1 smartphone has appeared in leaked images ahead of it’s rumoured 4 September unveiling.

The images comes via Evan Blass, more typically known as @evleaks, who has said that his early-look at the Moto X+1 will be his last gift to the technology industry.

It's a pretty good gift, too, with the image detailing both the front and rear of the incoming handset, confirming that it will be available in a wooden variant, much like its Moto X predecessor, alongside a standard black plastic offering. It also confirms that the phone will be available in black and white models, and that it will be available through US carrier Verizon.

The Moto X+1's design hasn’t shifted too far from that of Moto X, although the leak does suggest an upgrade in the camera department, with a ring encircling the lens suggesting it will boast a flash similar to that seen on the Acer Liquid S2.

Android 4.4 Kitkat looks to be the handset’s operating system of choice, with Motorola kitting the Moto X+1 with a vanilla user interface.

Beyond that the leak gives little away, but online speculation has prematurely revealed all that can be expected from the Moto X sequel. There’s likely a 5.2in 1920x1080 HD display onboard, alongside a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM and either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB built-in storage.

There’s also talk of a 12MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, and built-in fitness features, which will pair with the Moto 360 smartwatch.

Moto X+1 availability details are yet to be spilled, but the handset likely will make its official debut in two week’s time on 4 September. µ


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