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.
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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.
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.