Thanks to an anonymous tipster through GMSArena, potential details about a new Motorola phone have come to light. The phone, allegedly called the Motorola X, has almost all the features expected from a next generation phone, plus one: IP57 Certification, i.e. Waterproofing.
The Phone supposedly wields a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with a 4.7 inch display packed with a 1280 x 768 pixel array. The battery is rumored to be a huge 4000 mAh, which will surely provide ample charge to play with the phone while browsing in the bath tub. The OS will naturally be Android, as Google owns Motorola, with suggestions pointing to a barely customized Jelly Bean 4.2.
However, this is not the phone you want to take with you for scuba diving pictures. The IP57 certification only allows for water resistance up to a meter in depth, with a maximum duration of 30 minutes. The certification also means that the phone will have Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection.
The waterproofing does come at the cost of minimal expansion slots, notably the lack of expandable storage in the form of a microSD card. The rumors comes from a person who is apparently close to the development team of the Motorola X. The phone will hopefully launch during Google's I/O conference on the 15th May.