It looks like Motorola’s return to the smartphone fray has gone down well, with the company set to reveal two handsets in the near future, just in time for the Christmas rush.
We previously reported on rumours of the Moto X+1, in which it was revealed through an ‘accidental’ leak on Twitter, and we’ve heard more since then.
A box featuring Motorola’s name has appeared online leaking the X+1’s supposed product codename, which is a seemingly random collection of letters and numbers.
The box also contains a warning about the device inside, claiming that it’s not a commercial unit, and won’t work with your average sim-card, meaning it must be some form of developer model of the handset.
The Moto X+1 is expected to feature a 5.2” full HD display, a Snapdragon 800 chipset, up to 64GB storage and 2GB RAM.
A quad-core 2.2GHz processor is also set to accompany a 12 megapixel camera on the back side of the handset as 2.5 megapixel lens on the front facing side.
Motorola’s hugely successful Moto G handset is also getting a reboot, if GFX Bench is to be believed, after the site published details on another Motorola handset.
Featuring a 5” HD display, Android 4.4.4 KitKat and 1GB RAM, the handset is widely expected to be named the Moto G2.
Also included in the leak are details of a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, a Snapdragon 400 chipset and an 8mp camera.
Overall, it makes sense that this could well be the next model in the Moto G handset, with the increase in screen size and camera quality, two features that looked most likely to be improved from the previous effort.
The Moto G was a great budget handset option, and we’re certainly hoping that the G2 will follow suit here, rather than upping specs for an added cost.
Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any leaked pictures of either Motorola handset just yet, but it shouldn’t be too long until someone fancies making a quick buck and leaks a picture somewhere.
Pricing details will be tougher to come by, but don’t expect either handset to vary too much from their respective predecessors’ prices, especially if you’re opting for a contract handset.
Finally, whilst both handsets have had their specs leaked, release dates for both devices haven’t been mentioned yet, and probably won’t be confirmed until Motorola lets slip of the info.
However, IFA is coming up in September, and Motorola could well reveal both handsets during the event, which is held in Berlin from the 5th-10th.
If not, Motorola could try and jump the gun, and reveal both phones before the event, or wait until after it’s passed by to gain some extra publicity.
Either way, we’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more news about both of these handsets, and when we get more information, we’ll be sure to pass it on to you.
Written by Luke Hatfield