Moto X Coming to Five Carriers at Launch – $199 On-Contract

August 1, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Finally, the Moto X is official. Motorola announced today in NYC that their new “flagship” device is coming to five of the major US carriers. The phone is coming to these carriers in late August/early September. The device is being priced at $199 on a 2-year contract and for $50 more you can get the 32GB version on a 2-year contract.

As we’ve already mentioned today, the Moto X is featuring the Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core processor, which uses Motorola’s X8 Computing System we saw in the new DROIDs last week. It’s also featuring a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display, 10MP ClearPixel camera, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, 2200mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2. Motorola is also promising 24 hours of battery life.

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We’re assuming that the carriers the Moto X will be launching on is Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. We’ve already heard from AT&T and that they have exclusives on the customizations. AT&T and Verizon customers can head over to MotoMaker website and design their very own Moto X.

It sounds like Motorola has a pretty good device on their hands. We were hoping they’d make it available today, and also be pretty cheap off-contract. But it appears that it’ll be $199 and $249 on a new contract. We haven’t found out an off-contract price just yet.

So finally the Moto X is official, and it’s coming to many carriers in the US. It’s still unclear whether the Moto X will be available outside of the US. Motorola was kind of sketchy about when or if it’ll be available in Europe, Canada and other parts of the US. The Moto X comes in 18 colors and has 7 accents. Which means you can get just about any color you want on your phone. Sounds like a good idea, and something we might see from other OEMs in the very near future.

How many of you are itching to get your hands on the Moto X or even just pre-order it? Let us know in the comments down below.