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Report: Specs for Made-in-USA Moto X Leaked

By - Source: The Verge | B 13 comments

Details about the device are leaking out ahead of the August 1 reveal.

Invitations for the Moto X launch event went out on Friday morning. The event itself will be held in New York City and is set to take place on August 1. The invitations followed a tweet from Motorola that revealed the phone would be built in the United States. What's more, it contained a cryptic clue that customers would be able to customize their own handsets. What Motorola hasn't revealed are the specifications for the phone. Luckily, with the launch still a fortnight away, the rumor mill has plenty of time to fill the gap with leaks and speculation.

Today brings us some of the former with specs courtesy of a source of The Verge's. The Verge writes that this person has handled a CDMA version of the phone and revealed that it is based on a dual-core Snapdragon (1.7 GHz), has 2GB of RAM and is roughly 4.5 inches in size. This source also mentioned a 'removable Kevlar rear shell.' He also confirmed some details on the software, which is 'almost stock' Android, including the wrist-flick camera activation and 'OK Google Now...' voice commands that were mentioned in the Rogers video from last week.

Not a lot, but more than we had before. Other rumored specs include support for 4G LTE, 16 GB of internal storage, a 2MP camera on the front, a 10MP camera on the back, and Jelly Bean. August 1 can't come soon enough!

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    ayushde , July 23, 2013 5:28 AM
    is this phone going to be released in Asia.....If it does then I'm in...
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    JPNpower , July 23, 2013 6:22 AM
    These smartphone specs are inching ever so close to my laptop's specs. Wow tech.

    2Gigs of ram is matched already. When 2.2GHz dual core drops in, I'm done for.
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    notsleep , July 23, 2013 6:45 AM
    ugh...when will they ditch 16 gb storage and make 128 gb or 256 gb the default? :p 
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    Fox_ , July 23, 2013 7:23 AM
    Quote:
    These smartphone specs are inching ever so close to my laptop's specs. Wow tech.

    2Gigs of ram is matched already. When 2.2GHz dual core drops in, I'm done for.


    What about 2.2 quad core? http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/processors/800
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    Mike Friesen , July 23, 2013 7:31 AM
    "These smartphone specs are inching ever so close to my laptop's specs. Wow tech.

    2Gigs of ram is matched already. When 2.2GHz dual core drops in, I'm done for."
    Yeah, but ghz doesn't mean much.When they're all at 1.8 ghz, the intel core i5 3317u is twice as fast as a celeron, which is at least twice as fast as this dual core soc. Architecture and speed are equally important.

    Sorry if I sounded preachy.
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    Fox_ , July 23, 2013 8:03 AM
    Quote:
    "These smartphone specs are inching ever so close to my laptop's specs. Wow tech.

    2Gigs of ram is matched already. When 2.2GHz dual core drops in, I'm done for."
    Yeah, but ghz doesn't mean much.When they're all at 1.8 ghz, the intel core i5 3317u is twice as fast as a celeron, which is at least twice as fast as this dual core soc. Architecture and speed are equally important.

    Sorry if I sounded preachy.

    Yeah I know GHz aren't everything, an i7 clocked at 2.2 would destroy the 800. But just throwing it out there that a quad core 2.2 - 2.3 ARM SoC exists.

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    stingstang , July 23, 2013 8:21 AM
    Still going to be assembled in Taiwan, and fused in Germany?
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    halcyon , July 23, 2013 9:24 AM
    The only thing about this phone that is remotely enticing to me is the 'made in the USA' part. That might be meaningful to some perspective owners. Otherwise, I can't see why one would want this as opposed to an S4 Mini or a One Mini...but choices are good.
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    JPNpower , July 23, 2013 10:21 AM
    I was just pointing it out, I know its flawed thinking, but specs are drastically improving
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    Chris Droste , July 23, 2013 10:30 AM
    I'd really like to get confirmation on the screen specs...
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    somebodyspecial , July 23, 2013 2:21 PM
    Your chip doesn't have to just exist...It has to be shipping 4-6 months before an OEM's product is coming out. This is why the T4 isn't in Nexus7 R2. It wasn't shipping until July. You can't launch a product in August when the soc is shipping in July get it?

    S800 would have had to be shipping 4+ months ago to make it into this phone. Only google has made a device in under 5 months AFAIK. It took 4.5 or so from chip at the doorstep to nexus 7 coming out with T3. I hope Nexus 10r2 keeps to the Nov schedule as that will mean it could have T4 inside :)  I really want Nexus10r2 with T4 otherwise it's looking like I'll have to buy HP, Asus or Toshiba. I prefer a GOOGLE device for the OS updates. If they use snapdragon I will be royally pissed as they have no game optimizations and I want my tablet for gaming with a gamepad out to TV.

    I have no intention of buying a next gen console. I'll take a tablet this year and T5 Shield next year to get my PC's Maxwell GPU to TV (assuming Q1 on maxwell, after that I'll get shield's next rev to get it to my TV) and occasional portable gaming out of the house with android. Heck they got some good games coming I'll want to play even from android on the TV I suppose. I'm guessing next years version will be 1080p T5. No consoles past xbox360 for me.

    I'm kind of shocked this phone is only 1.7ghz though. If it's a dual core why isn't this 2.3ghz or something? This is too slow. I'd rather wait for a T4i quad a9r4. It's 1/2 the size of Tegra3 and will blow it away in both gpu and cpu not to mention having great battery life. A dual core S4 (S600 based?) in a FLAGSHIP model @1.7ghz?? Seriously? FAIL. These better be $200, as T4i is aimed at $100-200 phones and seems to blow this way. The only thing good here is 10m camera.
    http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/07/21/att-moto-x/
    This thing gets some awful scores. This is no flagship and they're supposedly spending 500million to market it? It will take that much to sell any of these...LOL. T4i should beat this in just about everything and be far less money. It looks like they'll be slapping a $450-550 price on this (more?). I'm unimpressed. Galaxy S4 has been out for 4 months and this is slower. A flagship at this point should have at least an S600 quad core.
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    turtile , July 23, 2013 6:01 PM
    From what I've read, it will be a quad core. It's 2 x Dual Core 1.7 Ghz on one chip. Unlike a quad core, it has two Adreno 320 on chip.
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    jungleboogiemonster , July 24, 2013 4:11 AM
    The specs aren't high end because this phone is meant to be affordable for the masses, not an expensive Ferrari for the power users.