The Motorola X Phone has been prominently reported recently. After all, with those rumored customization options it’s near impossible to forget about it. Regardless of how all this will go down, and whether or not such features are implemented in a good or unsatisfactory manner, it’s still pretty damn appealing.
A new render of the device was leaked earlier today, accompanied by a new list of specs. It goes without saying, but the image and information are far from official. Which means, the information could be incorrect, or it could be subject to change even if it is true.
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The render comes from an anonymous GSM Arena tipster (thanks to whoever you are). They seem to think that the information was revealed by a source close to the Motorola X Phone development team. Again, there’s unequivocally no way to confirm this information so we should all take this info with a grain of salt.
I’m going to sidetrack for a moment to point out some apparent issues with the render. First, there’s no ear piece visible, and considering this is a phone render that might be something of a problem. Also, the widget clock is about two minutes slower than the clock in the notification bar, which doesn’t usually happen. That leads me to believe this is some sort of mock-up or initial render from a creative artist, but I could be wrong.
The X Phone is rumored to include a Snapdragon 800 processor, which will be powering a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 resolution display. Furthermore, all of this power is supposedly going to be backed by a 4,000 mAh battery.
The X Phone is rumored to include Android version 4.2 Jelly Bean, which will be pretty close to stock Android this time around. That’s one of the main things we’ve been hearing about the X Phone, Motorola will be doing remarkably little software customization. In the render, you can even see the stock Android icons being used, which is usually a pretty good indicator of the manufacturer’s hand in things.
The anonymous source mentions that the X Phone will also include an IP57 certification, which means it’s water resistant in up to a meter of water for a period of 30 minutes. That’s always good news to hear for anyone that’s ever lost a device to water damage.
A rumored Gorilla Glass 3 screen means protections from scratches and cracking if clumsily dropped.
Unfortunately, the source explicitly mentioned that there will be no MicroSD expansion slot available. Those of you who refuse to buy a device without expandable storage, might be a little perturbed by this, I know I am.
The Motorola X Phone is supposedly going to be revealed at the Google I/O in May, and at the very least we can expect a little more information about it.