When the Moto X launches in the U.S. it will be available on all of the country’s major carriers, but up in Canada only one network, Rogers, will be selling Motorola’s new flagship smartphone… so far, anyway. The Canadian carrier will apparently sell the smartphone outright for just $549.99, according to MobileSyrup.
The Canadian smartphone blog recently received a screenshot of an internal Rogers document which reveals the Moto X will cost just under $550 up-front or $189.99 with a two-year contract—though we already knew that part. MobileSyrup also notes that according to updated CRTC Wireless Code rules that go into effect on Dec. 2, all Canadian carriers will be required to offer consumers the option to unlock their handsets after 90 days of use or immediately if they paid for the device in full.
The Moto X is expected to launch in Canada by the end of the month, and comes equipped with a 4.7-inch AMOLED 720 x 1280-pixel display, 16GB or 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 10-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a dual-core 1.7GHz processor and a 2,200mAh battery. The truth, though, is that Motorola’s new smartphone isn’t about the specs. Instead, it’s all about the amazing experience you get thanks to Motorola’s custom additions to Google Now and the software experience. Check out our full Moto X review here.