A week from today it will be exactly one year from the day the Moto X was released. By smartphone standards the phone is mature enough to be replaced by a successor. Known as Moto X+1, the follow-up will come not only with a new name but also with upgraded specs one of which may include a Snapdragon 800 chip. According to the latest report, the handset may hit Verizon stores on September 25th.
Verizon Moto x+1 should arrive by September 25th
To be more exact, an unnamed source claims that the Moto X+1 should arrive at Verizon Wireless “by September 25th.” In other words, it seems to suggest that we could see the phone launched by Big Red even earlier than that day. That actually would be in line with what Motorola said in February this year. During a Q&A with a panel of Motorola executives at Mobile World Congress, the company confirmed that the next-generation Moto X will be available in late summer. The suggested date of September 25th is already fall, unless we treat the “by” as for example September 21st – then the release would indeed take place in the last days of summer.
A week ago we reported that the Moto X+1 might be powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, but it turns out that it might not be the case. GFXBench’s database mentions a certain XT1097 device which is believed to be the Moto X+1 and to our disappointment it appears to come with a Snapdragon 800 chip. Not that it’s a bad choice, but still it’s not the 801 model. On the other hand, it could be some sort of a glitch on GFXBench’s side. The difference between the Snapdragon 800 and 801 chipset is very subtle so it’s quite possible that the system is unable to recognize it and accidentally marks the processor as Snapdragon 800. We, and probably hundreds of potential users out there, would certainly hope for the mistake in the system to be the reason for the inconsistencies regarding the processor.
The Moto X+1 is also rumored to feature a 5.2-inch display with 1080p resolution, which is a significant upgrade over the 4.7-inch 720p screen of the Moto X. The phone could also pack a 12-megapixel rear camera, or knowing GFXBench’s problems with recognizing camera resolution correctly, it very well could be a 13-megapixel one. Either way, the camera most likely will offer support for 4K UHD video capture. Allegedly, the handset will also sport a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 2 GB of RAM and will ship with the very latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat update.
Of course, both the launch date and the Snapdragon 800 processor together with the rest of the specs are not official yet, thus are subject to change. At the moment, folks from Motorola are the only ones who know what the Moto X+1 will bring to the tablet. One thing is certain though, whenever the device arrives and with whatever hardware inside, it will be a great phone. The original Moto X was a huge hit so we shouldn’t expect anything less from its successor.