The New Moto X Has Arrived

September 5, 2014 by
Moto X photo - Source: Engadget

Not two months ago, BGR called the LG G3 "Android's New King." Now it says the new Moto X "may be the best Android phone on the planet."

The new phone was unveiled today and here's how BGR's Zach Epstein described it: "The new Moto X is everything its predecessor was… and then some... The display on the new model is a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p screen, and there is now a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor powering the Moto X along with 2GB of RAM. The edges are now a single piece of metal that wraps around the device and services as the antenna, much like the iPhone 4."

Epstein notes Motorola invented new technology called "dynamic tuning" to avoid the iPhone 4 "Antennagate" fiasco. As you can see below, the new Moto X has a variety of back panel finishes (four wood and four leather options), which can be purchased online through the "Moto Maker" customizing website.

Moto X photo - Source - BGR

The phone retails for $100 on-contract and $500 unlocked. Engadget says it is "remarkably affordable for what is ostensibly a flagship phone from a major manufacturer," adding that, in the U.S., the phone will "likely be (on) AT&T and Verizon." The phone should be available later this month in markets all over the world.

Posted in: Google/Android, Industry News, Motorola