Leak: Motorola’s Moto X+1 Will Cost Under $400

Moto X+1 to come with a 5.2-inch full HD screen, Snapdragon 800?

The Moto X+1 has reared its fabled head once again today thanks to a leak from @evleaks. The leak comes in the form of a picture which shows the Moto X+1 right next to a price tag for AT&T. How much? $400. Assuming that’s the unsubsidized model, that’s a good deal for a smartphone with mid to high range specs. At that price, the Moto X +1 is exactly what Motorola promised but didn’t deliver with the Moto X; an affordable, powerful and customizable smartphone. While the Moto X nailed the last two, it’s initial unsubsidized price of $649 was a bit steep, considering that more powerful flagship smartphones come in around that price as well. Sure, the Moto X has some awesome software features like voice commands and dynamic notifications, but apps have been released since the Moto X’s debut that allow almost any Android user to rock Moto X features on their devices.

The Moto X +1 is still very much a creature of conjecture, with leaks pointing to a build similar to that of the Moto X and the same (and perhaps more) customization options that MotoMaker affords. It is expected to come touting a Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz, a 12MP rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and Android 4.4.3. All this for under $400? It could be possible, now that manufacturers are cramming 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 801 chipsets into their flagship devices.

Motorola will be announcing a new device next week on May 13th. The device that is to be announced wasn’t officially announced by Motorola, just teased a bit. Motorola is promising an affordable device at the event, so we’re expecting the Moto E (the Moto G’s successor) to be shown off then, not the Moto X+1. Anything is possible though, it wouldn’t be unlike Motorola to pull a fast one on us. That and the fact that it’s all about emerging markets at the moment, the release of the Moto E next week seems very plausible.

So internet, thoughts? Comments? Sound off below.

via: evleaks

  • Luiz Maia

    All apps that try to imitate moto x features dont deliver the same experience. First of all they don’t work while the phone is on Stand by. The phone needs to be on. The active notification similar application consumes a lot of battery, is not 100% reliable and its proximity and motion sensor are at least below average. I’m very exited to see the Moto X 1+ and what new features it will bring to the smartphone game.

  • Luiz Maia

    All apps that try to imitate moto x features dont deliver the same experience. First of all they don’t work while the phone is on Stand by. The phone needs to be on. The active notification similar application consumes a lot of battery, is not 100% reliable and its proximity and motion sensor are at least below average. I’m very excited to see the Moto X 1+ and what new features it will bring to the smartphone game.

    • Justin Merithew

      Not sure why you posted the same comments under 2 accounts, but it is correct lol.

  • Guest

    $400 is not “under $400″ as the headline suggests.

    • Justin Merithew

      Title should be changed to “Under $400.01″

      • Thugmon

        Please

  • Anothermuse

    I’m ready to upgrade from a S3…The $650 flagships look great, but I barely use the features I have. A $400 phone with the specs that are being talked about, 5.2″ etc sounds like a pretty good choice. The light skin on it has also let Moto keep updates coming quick…

    This might be the year for Moto nova after all.

    • Justin Merithew

      This is just my opinion, but I think the 5.2 inch screen rumors are wrong. I’m thinking 4.7-4.9″ is far more likely. One reason being is the leaked sku the rumor is based on is more inline with the droids the manufacture for Verizon, and not the Moto X, The other reason is probably the biggest selling point for the X was the form factor. There’s a good portion of people who prefer a smaller form factor to the average flagship size, but other companies “mini models” absolutely neuter the specs for some reason. There’s no way Motorola could keep a similar form factor and make the screen that much bigger. Bright side is if you’re a VZW customer that’s probably where the 5.2″ model is headed if that’s your thing.

  • Kunal ‘Kool Kunz’ Goel

    This still cant beat the OnePlus One

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