Motorola teases launch of Moto 360 and two new devices in September

Saqib Shah
August 14, 2014

After months of speculations followed by numerous delays, it seems that Motorola is finally ready to unleash the Moto 360 smartwatch upon the world.

The manufacturer will also reward our patience with not one but two new devices. Could this mean the launch of the Moto X+1 too?

The news comes as part of an event invite sent out to the press by Motorola. The press briefing will take place in Chicago on 4 September – further proof that September is gearing up to be one of the busiest months in the tech industry, with numerous product launches lined up.

The invite contains a GIF of a moving paper origami quadrangle that contains four simple icons. These include a watch (the Moto 360), a phone with an X marked on it, an ear piece and – perhaps most intriguing of all – another handset with a ‘G’ on the display. Could this signal the release of another Moto G. Seeing as a 4G version of the Moto G only recently came out, it would have to be something altogether different.


It’s exciting stuff to say the least.

The Moto X+1’s specs were recently leaked online. The handset is expected to include a larger screen than its predecessor at 5.2 inches and a 1080p full-HD display, there’s 2GB RAM and a 2.46GHz quad-core processor. Additionally, it is rumoured to have 32GB storage and a 12MP rear camera, plus a powerful 5MP front-facing snapper.

The Moto 360 smartwatch on the other hand is arguably the most attractive Android Wear smartwatch to date. The device, which has a circular display, is rumoured to be water-proof. Recent leaks have also shown that it will  include a heart rate sensor, have a case made of stainless steel, and will be compatible with a wireless charging hub.

As usual, we’ll keep you up to date with breaking news regarding Motorola’s upcoming event.


About the Author

Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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