This is a surprise of the day. Just when we thought that the Motorola XFON would be exclusive to AT&T, another model, apparently headed to Verizon, pops up. Soon after, another mysterious Motorola phone shows up at the Federal Communication Commission. A phone coming with the model number XT1056 was spotted at the FCC filing sporting support for Sprint’s distinct LTE Band 25.
Motorola X Phone for Sprint
While we cannot be entirely certain that the handset that has just passed through the FCC is indeed a version of the XFON, its model number is kind of self-explicatory. The AT&T XFON is also known as the XT1058 and the XT1060 is supposedly destined for Verizon. The XT1056 seems to fit the scheme and could well be a Sprint version of the XFON. The device also features NFC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (or “5G Wi-Fi”) and low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 as well as support for a few SIM-locked HSPA+ frequencies.
The Motorola XFON, rumored to be the much anticipated Google X Phone, rises many expectations. The mysterious device is a subject of heated discussions also because its technical details are a well kept secret. However, what little we managed to find out, or rather deduce, seems to point rather to an appetizer before the main entrée.
The handset is believed to come with a 720p display and a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Such specs would put the XFON behind most smartphones released these days. Whatever the case, it is almost certain that Motorola is preparing to launch a new smartphone on multiple carriers.