The Moto X from Motorola, and ultimately Google, may still be a month and some away (speculation on my behalf) from release, but that hasn’t stopped the phone from being shown off in all capacities. This includes shots of Google’s Schmidt using the phone, to now leaked pics of the Moto’s specs.
So while many of you (me included) were hoping for a Samsung S4 killer, the Moto X looks to be anything but. Under the hood is a dual-core Qualcomm S4 Pro MSM8960DT 1.7GHz CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. The screen, which measures 4.7-inches, is respective at 720×1184, but isn’t anything to write home about. The back of the Moto X boasts a 10mp camera, while the front receives a 2-megapixel shooter. There doesn’t appear to be a microSD card slot, so storage will be limited (16GB in the leak, 12GB usable). Other features include 2GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n/c, Android 4.2.2, and a 2,200mAh battery (not removable).
There is still no official word on the “always on” Google voice feature we saw in that leaked video, but perhaps Google has something up their sleeve.
That all said, it’s important to keep in mind that Google sold the Nexus 4 off contract starting at just $300. That’s a far cry from Samsung’s Galaxy S4 in the Google Play Store, which asks for $650 of your hard earned cash. So a mid-tier phone with a vast array of features and a decent spec sheet might be a compromise in place of a Galaxy S4 killer.