Last summer, we saw the first real reintroduction of Motorola into the smartphone market with the Moto X. The Moto X wasn’t concerned about having the absolute best specs on the market. Instead with the Moto X, Motorola wanted to put more attention on the overall user experience. How does the phone feel? Are the software features practical? Is it snappy and fast for most tasks? These are the questions Motorola asked themselves when building the original X. Although critics and the press fell in love with it, the Moto X didn’t do so hot when it came to actual sales figures. The X was originally priced about the same as other flagship smartphones, and just didn’t vibe well with consumers. Motorola soon lowered the price and held frequent sales for the phone, but it just didn’t take off like Motorola was hoping. Rumors of a successor the Moto X have been circling around the Web for a couple months now. We suspect the phone to be called the Moto X+1, but that’s about all we know about the phone. That was until today, as we have a fresh batch of news regarding what we could possibly see in the phone when Motorola finally announces it before the summer is over.
The news regarding the X+1 comes courtesy of Geekbench. The site reports that the Motorola Moto X+1 will come equipped with a Qualcomm processor that’s clocked at 2.46GHz. Along with this, we can also expect the X+1 to come bundled with 2GB of RAM (also found on the original X) and Android version 4.4 KitKat. Earlier rumors regarding the X+1 suggested that the phone would come with a Snapdragon 800 chip, but according to these rumors, a Snapdragon 801 is more likely to make an appearance in this phone. While we expect Motorola to also put a strong focus on the overall user experience with the successor to the Moto X, these are certainly great specifications if they do in fact turn out to be true. Although we’ve started to see 3GB of RAM in some smartphones, 2GB is still more than plenty for every task most users perform on current smartphones.
Along with the announcement of the Moto X+1, we’ve also heard rumors that Motorola will announced the Moto 360 smartwatch alongside it. Having a brand new flagship smartphone to go along with one of the most anticipated smartwatches of the year could bring real success for the company. Motorola hit a home run with the Moto G last year, so here’s to hoping that the company can see similar results with their latest flagship. The sales of the original Moto X were disappointing to say the least, so hopefully Motorola markets and prices this phone to meet the wants and likes of the consumers.
Motorola is planned to have an event sometime before the summer is over to announce the Moto X+1. No further details are known as of yet.