At this point there is no doubt that the Moto X will have a successor soon, not that we would expect otherwise given the phone’s tremendous success. If Motorola was to strictly stick to annual upgrade schedule, the follow-up handset known as Moto X+1 would be a month past its due date as it’s already August and the Moto X was announced in July last year. Apparently, there was some delay, but that’s ok, we won’t hold it against Motorola as the latest leaks suggest that the Moto X+1 might arrive equipped with Android 4.4.4 KitKat and quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor.
Moto X+1 benchmark leaks suggest Snapdragon 801 processor running the handset
The Moto X+1 recently showed up on the Geekbench database and the listing hints that it will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 chip. The processor, known on the market as Snapdragon 801, appears to be clocked at 2.45 GHz. Earlier rumors claimed that the Moto X+1 might pack a Snapdragon 800 chipset. It wouldn’t be bad either, but the 801 chipset is obviously a much better choice so let’s hope that this is what Motorola is planning to put inside the phone. According to the benchmark database, the handset will also come with 2 GB of RAM and Android 4.4.4 KitKat on board.
The Moto X+1 is expected to be bigger that the X. The screen allegedly will measure 5.2 inches diagonally and will offer 1080p resolution. The phone also could sport 32GB of internal memory, microSD card slot for storage expansion and a larger 2,900 mAh battery. As for the cameras, it is believed that the main shooter will be of a 12-megapixel variety, while the front-facing camera will have a massive 5-megapixel sensor.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Keep in mind, however, that all information regarding the Moto X+1 specs comes from rumors and none of the above has been confirmed by Motorola so far. On the other hand, there is always a grain of truth in every rumor, so even though the specifics are not official, it’s clear that the Moto X+1 will bring some significant upgrades to the table. We can’t wait to see what Motorola has in store for us. What about you?