The Moto X is quickly approaching the age when we could start talking about a possible follow-up. At eight months old the Moto X is not ready for retirement yet, especially since in many countries the phone has just arrived. Nevertheless after eight months of presence most manufacturers would feel it’s the right time to set to work on a successor. It seems that Motorola thinks so too. According to a tweet from @evleaks, the company is about to release the next smartphone called the Moto X+1.
Motorola Moto X+1 – What may it be?
The tweet is not a solid evidence that a new version of the Moto X is in the works, but the fact alone that @evleaks’ predictions are almost always spot-on makes the news pretty reliable. It’s the first time that we hear about the Moto X+1 so it’s not surprising that no details are available. In fact, the only thing that the leakster revealed, aside form the name, is that it is “coming soon.” Truth be told, we can’t even be 100% certain that the Moto X+1 is a smartphone. For all we know, it could be a tablet, a smartwatch or any other product of Motorola’s creative thinking.
The name does however suggest that one way or another the device will be related to the Moto X, and the “+” hints at some improvements. Any guess as to the nature of those improvements would be pointless at the moment. Motorola could do anything, from gently redesigning the phone and slightly bumping up the specs to launching a completely revamped model.
The Moto X itself doesn’t feature any cutting-edge technology, so implementing enhancements wouldn’t be that difficult. A report suggests that Motorola was working on a 6.3-inch phablet hit the rumor mill last month. The Moto X+1 could very well be that phablet. The Moto X standout characteristics included near stock Android experience and the ability to personalize the phone. Hopefully, these features will still be present on the Moto X+1.
On a side note, AndroidHeadlines claims that the Moto X is about to get discontinued. This could be another evidence supporting the theory that the Moto X+1 is a successor to the Moto X.