Is this a Motorola Moto X phone prototype?

With all that has been said about the Motorola Moto X up to this point, it’s amazing that we haven’t really gotten a look at the device. That might have changed this morning, however, as a leaked photo of a supposed prototype has hit the web. That this is a legit Motorola prototype isn’t hard to believe — it has those classic warnings from Motorola telling the tester that the device absolutely isn’t for resale and that it’s confidential property of the company’s.

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This particular prototype is apparently running on Sprint’s 4G LTE network, has 16GB of internal storage, and is running stock Android 4.2.2 with nary a custom app from Motorola, it seems. Unfortunately the leakster didn’t have much in the way of other specs, but he believes its screen size to be somewhere around 4.5 and 4.6 inches. That person didn’t measure things up with a ruler, though, so perhaps it’s closer to 4.7 inches like previous rumors have stated.

According to said rumors, the other specs we should expect are as follows:

  • 1.7GHz dual-coreSnapdragon processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 720p display
  • 10 megapixel rear camera
  • 2 megapixel front camera
  • and more

It isn’t the end all, be all powerhouse that earlier rumors of the phones lead us to believe, but the Moto X looks poised to be an affordable option (by virtue of Google’s generosity) for those who don’t need a super fast, powerful “ZOMG look at teh gigamahertz” phone. Despite not being the biggest, baddest, most powerful option on the market, the phone would still be quite tasty looking for the right price.

Of course, judgment shall not be passed until things are made official, something we’re told to expect to happen later this summer. Take a good look above and see if the device’s sweet-looking curves are enough to get you excited for its arrival (though there’s no guarantee this is the exact model we’ll see by the time the phone launches later this year).

[via PhoneArena]

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  • David Narada Brown

    thought that processor was dual core! might wanna double check that.

    • David Narada Brown

      Thats better! I dont know who down voted, but all the other post say dual core even the 1 from the FCC.

      • Bizzle9

        Get out of here with your facts!

        • David Narada Brown

          those facts must bother u bizzle, put ur passi back n mouth n stop cryin

          • Bizzle9

            Wow. I see I have made the tragic mistake of assuming that you were familiar with the internet and its memes and tropes.

            My response was in support of you sir. Specifically, it was a sardonic retort directed at the individuals who reflexively down-voted you for telling the well established “facts”. (Which you are correct to point out.)

            How ironic that your response was an equally reflexive demonstration, undoubtedly rooted in your predisposition to be a douche. (See avatar photo for further evidence.)

          • David Narada Brown

            Well i do apologize sir! your response was to my comment stating “Get out of here with your facts”. Hard not think that was directed at me until i read your last comment. However, when i’m wrong no matter how blurry the truth be, I will admit and apologize.

  • MooseCat

    That is EXACTLY what I want. A reasonably sized display, on-screen keys, decent processor. A little more memory would be nice but all we need to know now is how large the battery is.

    • scoter man1

      Why do you want on screen keys?

      • C-Law

        Some of us who have had them really prefer them and don’t want to lose them. I got an s3 after my gnex and after about 3 months I got tired of the annoying home button and now am running paranoid android rom with on screen keys and its perfect. I don’t miss the screen real estate at all, I actually prefer having recent apps instead of menu button and it’s quicker to get to Google now

      • veccster

        I agree with C-Law. I have the GNex and don’t understand why people DON’T want on-screen buttons. I think it makes the screen larger because, when you need a full screen, the buttons disappear. On other phones, the buttons are part of the bezel – requiring the bezel to be larger. When I watch a full screen video, the buttons disappear and it’s ALL screen!

        I also love being able to modify said on-screen buttons. I’m running AOKP and have different functions set for long-pressing each. I also have my preference of 4 buttons – BACK – HOME – MULTI – SEARCH. Long press are as follows – KILL APP – HANDCENT – empty – VOICE SEARCH.

        • bmg314

          Plus you can make the buttons smaller and whatever color you want. I actually miss that from my aokp galaxy nexus.

          • veccster

            Yup, mine are small and green (though I sometimes switch to red…just because I CAN!!

          • Amber Collier

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        • scoter man1

          I must be the only one left, but I must respectfully disagree. Because of the onscreen buttons you lose a sh!t ton of screen real estate unless you get one of the very very few apps that hides the buttons (I don’t use any that do). Therefore, if I want to have full use of my screen, I have to use the tablet mode in paranoid android so that the bottom bar only takes up as much space as the top bar normally would. I would much rather have capacitive buttons so I could use my phone in phone mode rather than tablet mode. I’ve owned both with/without capacitive buttons and I’d much rather have them than not.

          • AGWednesday

            What apps do you want to be full screen that aren’t?

          • veccster

            I accept your respectful disagreement but will recommend that you try AOKP, which allows you to resize the entire navigation menu. Here is mine at it’s smallest:
            http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y16/evecchiola/Screenshot_2013-06-26-12-26-27_zps850e8b63.png?t=1372264441

            I have mine set to only be visible according to “default JB Behavior”. The buttons disappear to free up real estate when playing games or watching videos.

          • Gideon Waxfarb

            Personally, I’d rather have actual physical buttons like the Droid X had. Makes them easier to hit when you’re feeling for them.

      • Bizzle9

        I prefer on screen keys in most cases. However, they can definitely be annoying when using HDMI out or playing games. IMO, they stick out like a sore thumb in those scenarios.

        • Jordan Caviness

          thats my only gripe with on screen keys, other than that,i love them!

          • Bizzle9

            If you’re running Cyanogenmod or something similar, see Eyad’s response above. It is exactly what I was looking/hoping for.

        • Eyad (formerly CTownOL)

          I know in custom ROMs, these keys (plus the status bar) can be turned off from the Power Menu. It’s called “Expandable Desktop”. Sounds like something Android should come with.

          https://plus.google.com/+CyanogenMod/posts/dYSseZeQ8Sf

          • Bizzle9

            Thanks man. This is a great idea and I will use it.

      • cigar3tte

        They move with you when you switch between Portrait and Landscape.

      • fly’nfree

        For the thumb, to hold it well, like nexus.

        • fly’nfree

          The only i regret is, when playing games, is not full screen like watching movies, hope they’ll do that to games also.

      • jut754

        My biggest gripe with physical keys is that every manufacturer lays them out differently. When I go from my GNex to my dads Note2 I always have to figure out what it is I’m hitting. On screen keys give a similar experience across devices. Plus Verizon can’t put their stupid logo on the home key.

    • Scotsman of Loch Ness

      If you don’t like the size of the battery, you could always get a “ZeroLemon” battery. I’m looking at getting one for my SGN2. It’s 3x the capacity. Amazon has several of them, but I’m not sure they’re the cheapest “store” to obtain them from.

      • Jerel Butler

        motorola tends to do non removable batterys

        • Jordan Caviness

          but they can also apply a 3,000mah battery like the original Moto Razor maxx….that would be nice

          • Jerel Butler

            si senor

        • TheBlueF0x

          From the video leak, it appears to be non-removable with no expandable storage.

          • Jerel Butler

            works for me

          • TheBlueF0x

          • Jerel Butler

            thank you, and with the size they may take a que from htc and start with 32gb

      • cigar3tte

        Adding bulk to the phone is not a valid solution. I’d only consider the Moto X if it has 3,300mAh like the RAZR MAXX HD. I don’t mind it being non-removable.

  • nofearofimaginarymen

    And is that a front to facing speaker? If true, my contract is up soon and hope this would be available on other carriers since sprint in my area has horrible data speeds.

    Edit, looks like I needed to zoom in. Just some words at the bottom.

  • Jerel Butler

    Its coming..and it knows

  • chris420o

    again…thanks motorola for making me cry with your choice of specs

  • Scotsman of Loch Ness

    “a super fast, powerful “ZOMG look at teh gigamahertz” phone.”<– don't forget size ^_^ (*Cough* SGN2 *cough*).

  • Bizzle9

    This could be the best phone of 2011!

    • Jerel Butler

      yes it could

    • Scott Stafford

      LOL, agreed. I was thinking they are taking forever to release this? What is the hold up?

    • NexusPhan69

      Everyone knows this phone was leaked months ago right? Want to see a video demo of it?

  • rabidhunter

    I shall name it Fluffy and it shall be mine

  • breadable

    It looks quite a bit like the original Bionic prototype…

  • Unorthodox

    If this comes with unlocked BL on contract-free phones, I may buy.

  • TheBlueF0x

    I wish they’d just release it already!

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    These leakers need to give us a battery size.

  • cigar3tte

    Must know battery capacity!

  • DavidVarghese

    Well, seems like Google got rid of Motorola’s rugged look… Here’s hoping they haven’t got rid of the big battery size as well..

  • ArmageddonX

    Still waiting for the next Nexus phone to upgrade. =

  • thebigmann

    I’d consider it if it had an above average camera. The apparent leaked photos do not give me much confidence, but we’ll see.

  • TheHowiie

    Not too shabby, may look into.

  • Maximillion82

    I like the button layout not a fan of what Samsung and HTC are doing in this regard, rather have a smaller screen and better navigation.

    • Elliot Kotis

      :D Then Nexus is for you!!!

  • ryan rochford

    *picture taken on google glass :-)

  • zifnab

    Its not even an end all be all device from 2 years ago. Sad return for Motorola, if the rumored specs are true and this is all Motorola has to bring to the table, i’ve lost interest.

  • Shawn_Locke

    This JUST might be my next device.