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New high-end Motorola discovered: Isn’t the X Phone we’re looking for

We’re still waiting on a new Motorolas to surface out of their Google takeover and although it’s been over a year since they were acquired, the fabled Motorola X Phone flagship, set to kick off their new product line still hasn’t surfaced, or has it?

No, no it hasn’t according to Vietnamese site Tinhte (who were spotted by Engadget) who have come into possession of a completely different high powered and never before seen Motorola. The minimalist handset doesn’t appear to have an official name but is in full working order, although the ‘Motorola Confidential Property’ sign emphasises its pre-release status.

The biggest giveaway as to why this handset isn’t the Motorola X Phone is its display, which although not bad, is apparently one of the weak points on an otherwise flagship-standard spec sheet. Rather than a 5-inch Full HD display, the ‘unknown’ as we’ll call it from now on features a 4.65-inch 720p HD display. After that, specs appear similar to the Google Nexus 4 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, an Adreno 320 GPU and a 2200mAh battery.

As the hands-on video shows, the UI is almost stock Android (we presume Jelly Bean), with the exception of Motorola’s distinctive clock widget. The display plays host to on-screen keys rather than capacitive keys and on the back of the all-plastic body is a soft touch non-removable panel, a centrally mounted camera of unknown resolution, an LED flash and a loudspeaker under micro-drilled holes.

unknown Motorola
It’s not the X Phone, but it still packs a punch

Despite the quality of the photos and videos on offer, we don’t know of Motorola’s or Google’s official plans to unveil the ‘unknown’ and in fact the more elusive X Phone has a more concrete arrival at Google I/O later this year.


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