Moto X event on August 1, press shots and specifications leaked

Motorola’s much awaited and hyped Googlified Smartphone Moto X finally got an official event invite. Motorola sent out invites to the tech press in the US for the press event on August 1 in the New York City. As you can see, the invite features two women and the one on the left hand side seems to be holding Moto X, which seems remarkably similar to the one leaked in the public shots of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.


A latest leak by The Verge confirmed much of the earlier rumored specifications of the Moto X. An internal source with access to the CDMA version revealed that the display is a 4.5 inch one and the Smartphone packs a dual core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon MSM8960T processor with 2 GB of RAM and a removable Kevlar rear shell.

The leak also revealed that the Smartphone runs on a near stock version of Android 4.2.2 as the Android 4.3 is yet to be revealed. The much hyped always-on listening mode needs to be enabled in the settingsand it’s not the default setting. It also comes with a wrist flicking gesture to open the camera app and an “Auto-HDR” mode.

Moto X press shot

The first press shot of the Moto X has also been leaked by the known and reliable leakster evleaks on The Unlocker. It reveals quite a bit about the look and design of the Moto X, which will be assembled in the US itself. It will come with on-screen buttons with a new Motorola logo at the back. It is the first device which has been made with Google after the company acquired Motorola Mobility. The Smartphone will get a lion’s share on marketing from Google, estimated to be around $500 million.

An earlier picture tweeted by Motorola showed Moto X being built by a worker in its Texas factory, without giving much insight into the Smartphone itself. To give you a summary of the specifications till now, Moto X will have a 4.5 inch 720p display, 2 GB of RAM, 1.7 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, 10 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, 16 GB internal storage and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. The Smartphone will be released in US with every major telecom operator and will then be launched in selected European countries.