This Could Be Motorola's New 'X Phone'
Evleaks has published four photos of a smartphone believed to be part of Motorola's upcoming "X Phone" line. The shown device is locked in a protective black box so that its overall design is kept secret. However a number on the back reads "XFON ATT" which suggests that it's an AT&T version of the upcoming handset – the device screen clearly reads AT&T as well.
Shortly after the screens appeared, another set from gadget blog Tinthe.tn was published revealing an X Phone without the protective casing. The carrier shown on the screen is Vietnam's largest mobile network operator, Viettel Mobile, suggesting that it's not the same phone as seen in the previous batch. Regardless, the latter batch reveals a very sleek smartphone with a large display sporting a thin, rounded frame. Nice.
9to5Google claims that both photo leaks are legitimate, and backs up information the site has been sitting on for some time. The report even sported a drawing that matched the device in both sets of pictures, but the "we've been asked to remove the picture" statement now fills its vacant spot.
According to a source who supposedly had hands-on with an LTE version, the XFON (I like it so we're sticking with it) will launch on all four U.S.-based carriers and offer over 25 different color options. This particular unit was running Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean" and had 32 GB of internal storage, 2 GB of RAM, but no SD card slot.
The source also said that the XFON had a screen size of around 4.7-inches but with a very, very slim bezel as seen in the photographs. Both volume and power buttons were on the right side, and the headphone jack was on top center while the charging port was on bottom center.
Previous reports indicated that the Motorola XFON could be customizable on a hardware level much like a desktop PC provided by HP and Dell. That could still be a possibility, allowing customers to pick the SoC, amount of RAM and amount of internal storage based on their budget. The source definitely confirms the outer shell aspect which possibly eliminates the need for the customer to purchase a third-party protective cover.
Images of the Motorola XFON arrive after the Motorola XT1055 appeared on a recent AnTuTu benchmark believed to be an XFON series device. It had a total score of 18252 and revealed to have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 SoC clocked at 1.7 GHz and Android 4.2.2. This 28-nm LP chip includes four Krait 300 CPU cores, an Adreno 320 GPU, 32-bit dual-channel LPDDR3 technology, and a dual-band Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 component.
There's a good chance Google will reveal the Motorola XFON series during its 3-hour keynote at Google I/O later this month, so stay tuned.