Many Motorola fans are probably waiting with baited breath for the company’s next flagship, but some aren’t exactly good at playing the patience game. Brazilian retailer Livraria Logos, for one, isn’t waiting for Motorola’s go signal and is leaking out details about the Moto X+1 in broad daylight for everyone to see.
Some might wonder why this particular retailer and why Brazil. Livraria Logos, as it turns out, was credited to have leaked very accurate information about the Moto E just before the budget smartphone was announced. Whether the site is privy to knowledge of the Moto X+1 as well or is simply banking on that distinction to drive traffic to its website remains to be seen. As to why Brazil, it seems that Motorola has developed close ties with the country, having launched both the Moto G and Moto E with special preference in that market. However, those two are mid- to low-tier devices, so the Moto X+1 flagship might get a different treatment this time around.
The hardware spilled by Livraria Logos isn’t really all that groundbreaking. Then again, after you’ve heard too many flagship specs, they all start to sound too similar. The 1080p screen has been rumored before, now with a 5.2-inch size. There is a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 here, curiously not an 805 or even an 801. 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage make up the memory configuration, with an option for 128 GB more via a microSDXC card. WiFi, Bluetooth, and 4G are all present. There’s a 12 megapixel rear camera, definitely an unconventional sensor size, and a 5 megapixel front-facing shooter. Battery is capped at 2900 mAh, which should be a bit worrying considering the hardware mentioned above.
Taken at face value, these figures would suggest a rather unimpressive successor to the popular Moto X. However, Motorola has proven itself capable of pulling out rabbits from its hat, giving the Moto X some special powers on an otherwise mediocre hardware. But that was then and hands have changed in between. Now all eyes will be on Motorola when it announces its first flagship device under the new management of Lenovo.
VIA: Droid Life