Rumors abound that a handset said to outdo Samsung and Apple’s high-end smartphones will be launched by Motorola this coming May at the Google I/O event. The model is said to be the very first Motorola handset to have some Google-injected features since Google has acquired Motorola Mobility in 2011.
Like the Motorola DROID RAZR M, the Motorola X smartphone is supposed to feature a 5-inch edge-to-edge screen. Further, it will be powered by Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie, pre-installed out of the box. The phone isn’t actually a Nexus phone. Well, carriers are allowed to install some bloatware on it and users can choose to have such be removed as they unlock the phone.
Reports also said that the “X” will be sold at all big carriers in the US such as Verizon. Big Red is said to sell the device at $299 with two-year agreement. This means that one has to pay a monthly $15 fee to Verizon to get it unlocked. However, one can also opt to buy the unlocked version via Google Play without any additional fee. Other carriers may price the device differently but such prices are expected to be not that far from that of Verizon’s. The rumored target release date will start in July.
But again, these are all just rumors yet. Confirmations are to be awaited.