While the iPhone, Galaxy S4 and HTC One continue to sit atop the smartphone market by a significant margin, Motorola has quietly been working on its own Android-based device called the Moto X. The handset, which is rumored to launch in August, is expected to have a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1.7 GHz Snapdragon processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and a removable battery.
Weeks ahead of its release, a leaked photo of what appears to be the Moto X surfaced on PhoneArena. The device is being tested on Sprint’s 4G LTE network, and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Moto X will allegedly be touted for its features over pure horsepower, with sensors that will recognize when the device is taken out of someone’s pocket or change screen behavior when in a car traveling 60 mph.
Motorola will be launching a myriad of Android-based smartphones by this October, according to chief executive Dennis Woodside. The Moto X in particular will be manufactured at a 500,000-square-foot assembly plant just outside of Fort Worth, Texas, with the processors and OLED screens outsourced from Taiwan and Korea respectively.