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Moto X Custom Back may come in Wood, Ceramic, Metals, and Fabrics

by Jacob Kleinman | July 12, 2013

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The Moto X is expected to arrive next month and at this point rumors surrounding the smartphone from Google and Motorola are popping up multiple times per day. The latest news concerning the customizable handset? Consumers will be able to choose from a variety of materials to be used as the device’s back casing.

Aside from the classic plastic back panel, the Moto X will also be available with a wood finish at launch. Later on, the device will offer back casings made out of different metals, fabrics and ceramic, Android and Me founder Taylor Wimberly reports, adding that AT&T will also get an exclusive “thing” for the Moto X launch though it’s unclear if that thing will be a color, material or something else entirely.

The Moto X has been popping up everywhere recently, and was recently pictured in use by both Motorola exec Rick Osterloh and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. In both instances, the device appears to feature a plastic back casing, suggesting that other rumored materials may still be in development.

The Moto X is expected to come equipped with a 720p display, a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 10-megapixel main camera, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and run the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. The handset is also rumored to feature a Clear Pixel camera. According to a leaked Verizon roadmap, the Moto X release is slated for Aug. 23.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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