Motorola has remained impressively tight-lipped over any potential new flagship handsets of late, with its attention turned firmly on the entry-level market.
Secrets have a way of revealing themselves though, and today we have a first glimpse at the specifications for the Motorola Moto X+1. That name is strictly presumed at this point, but it gets the point of the handset across – we’re looking at an improved successor to the Moto X.
The Motorola Moto X was an excellent smartphone when it launched almost exactly a year ago. Many Android purists saw it as the only viable alternative to the Google Nexus 5, and with good reason. Time elapsed in the tech world is a lot like time in dog years though, and so just 12 months on it’s already looking like it could do with a bit of an upgrade.
Italian site Webtrek has managed to obtain a rather official-looking spec sheet for the handset currently coded the Motorola XT1097. The details listed are all pleasing to see, and, more importantly, believable.
Right off the bat, we can expect a much larger device as the Moto X’s reasonable 4.7-inch display gets stretched out to a more sizeable 5.2 inches. Resolution increases accordingly too, from 720p to 1080p full-HD.
There’s still 2GB of RAM, but this time it’s sitting alongside a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, bumping the power up from a 1.7GHz dual-core to a 2.46GHz quad-core. That’s what we like to see.
There’s also still 32GB of storage, complemented by a microSD card slot.
The cameras have received a small uppage in megapixels with the rear lens moving from 10.5MP to 12MP, and the front-facing changes from 2.1MP to a rather excellent 5MP.
The battery increases accordingly to help power all these new parts too, sitting at an alleged 2,900mAh.
All in all it sounds like a pretty excellent device – anything less from Motorola at this point would be a huge disappointment. We’re trying not to get our hopes up too much right now as these figures are largely unfounded, but it’s hard not to picture just how great this Moto X+1 would look alongside a shiny new Moto 360…