Aug 29th, 2013


When Motorola announced the Moto X, they mentioned that they’d be working on an affordable alternative for folks who live in developing markets. We’re not exactly sure what Motorola’s looking to do to keep costs down for those folks, but one measure might be to offer a “less premium” design, one that might, say, allow folks to remove the device’s back plate.

A user over at Chinese community Weibo got their hands on the above image, which shows what appear to be Moto X back plates in two different colors. Offering removable back plates is an easy way to allow folks to customize the look of their Moto X without having to pay the cost that normally goes along with that. This forthcoming model is said to be coming with dual-SIM support, something that’s common for phones targeting these markets.

We’re not sure what other hardware differences to expect from the base model of the Moto X, but we imagine those details will come to light before too long. It may not be as satisfying as customizing a Moto X through Moto Maker, but then again AT&T users are the only ones who have that choice right now.

[via Engadget]

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