Motorola’s Moto X is an extremely appealing device, and even though the availability of the 2nd-gen Moto X has been far better than that of the 1st-gen Moto X, it’s still not as good as some people would have liked. Good news for Chinese consumers is the fact that Lenovo, China-based company, acquired Motorola Mobility from Google, considering Moto X will now launch in that Asian country. Motorola has confirmed that recently and the latest report claimed that the device will be available in time for China’s Spring Festival (also called Chinese New Year), which means the device will be available before February 19th 2015.
Today we got yet another report stating that the device will cost between 3499 and 3999 Yuan (probably depending on the storage version of the device), which comes to $565 and $646. These are some serious price tags and it will be interesting to see how well will this device sell. This report also claims that the device will be released in January 2015, which fits in the aforementioned timeframe, but is far more precise. Moving on, we all know that certain Google services are blocked in China, that is slowly changing, but China is still not as open to everything as some other countries. This, unfortunately, means that Chinese consumers will quite probably get an altered version of the Moto X handset. The report claims that Lenovo’s Vibe UI won’t be installed on there, which is a good thing, because that would defeat the whole purpose of this phone and its almost vanilla status. It remains to be seen what will Motorola come up with, I’m fairly certain that all Moto X features will be pre-installed though, which is great.
Motorola also teased the release of this handset via an interesting teaser which included the animated image which you can check out down below. This basically means Chinese consumers will get some options when it comes to this device considering the animated image actually shows off different designs of the device, Chinese consumers might even get access to the Moto Maker. In any case, we’ll find out soon enough.