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Motorola to Reveal New Smartphone on May 13

by Brandon Russell | April 30, 2014April 30, 2014 11:00 am PST

Moto G, Moto X

Motorola has scheduled an event for May 13 in London, where the company could very well unveil the follow up to last year’s Moto X. The company, now owned by Chinese powerhouse Lenovo, already teased we’d see a successor this summer, so the timing is lining up quite nicely. Little tidbits about the supposed Moto X+1 have already started to turn up, with supposed benchmarks possibly revealing the device’s specs.

Motorola is set to hold a Moto X sale tomorrow, May 1, bringing the price of its Android flagship down to a wallet-friendly $300 off-contract. The company has held sales before, but this latest could simply be Motorola’s way of parting with remaining stock before introducing a brand new model. If that’s the case, we might see the device as early as June, which is just around the corner. HTC, Samsung and soon LG will all have some big flagships available, and it appears Motorola is ready to join the fight.

While many will be hoping for a Moto X successor, we might actually see an even cheaper version of the Moto G, and maybe even a Moto G equipped with LTE. In an invite sent to press, Motorola teases that its upcoming smartphone will be “made to last” and “priced for all.” That certainly suggests a cheaper Moto G; the mystery device is rumored to sport a 4.3-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, 4GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM 1.2GHz dual-core chip and Android 4.4.

The Moto G was a surprisingly good little Android handset, and incredibly affordable, so we’re definitely curious about seeing an even cheaper version pop up. We’ll find out what Motorola has planned in just a few weeks.

Motorola Event London May 13


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.