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Moto X Specs Leak Including 4.5-inch Screen, Dual-Core Processor

by Jacob Kleinman | July 19, 2013July 19, 2013 5:32 pm PST

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Alleged specs for the Moto X have leaked online ahead of Motorola’s planned unveiling. An invitation for the launch on August 1 went out today, but The Verge has already published a list of specs and features for the flagship handset after speaking with an anonymous source who claims to have used the smartphone firsthand.

The Moto X will allegedly come equipped with a 4.5-inch display, a dual-core Snapdragon MSM8960T processor, 2GB of RAM, a 1500mAh battery, and a detachable kevlar rear shell, which was revealed in earlier leaked photos. For a flagship device from the Google-owned company, the smartphone’s specs are decidedly mid-range, even compared to some of Motorola’s own devices. We’re not surprised though, as these latest claims line up closely with earlier reports.

The Verge also reveals that the Moto X will run a “near stock” version of Android, with a few add-on features from Motorola and Google. The phone won’t always be listening, despite earlier reports, and must instead be activated by saying “OK Google Now.” The voice-control feature also apparently improves over time and can be trained by the user. The rumored wrist-flicking gesture used to activate the camera is allegedly true, and the Camera app also features an “Auto HDR” mode. Finally, the device will serve up a summary of recent notifications when activated after a long period of rest, a feature already offered by Samsung’s Galaxy S4.

We’re still waiting for the final word on the Moto X from Motorola, which we know will arrive on August first a press conference in NY. TechnoBuffalo will be in attendance and bring you up-to-the-minute coverage as the news is announced.

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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...