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Moto X 2015 – Everything We Know so Far

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The Motorola Moto X is one of the best phones we’ve seen so far.

It is a perfect midrange device. The Moto X has been a flagship since it was first release in 2013, but the price is a little lower than the usual flagships. The Moto X 2015 version is poised for the same approach. Here is everything we know so far about the device.

Design and Display

Since the beginning of the Moto X series, the key approach to the design has been customization. The current model of the device is available in 17 colors, with 5 leather types and 4 wood grains for the rear of the device. Buttons can also be colored in 10 different colors. With Moto Maker, the next generation or the Moto X 2015 is expected to bring even more customization options to the design of the phone. The interesting part that the 2015 version of the Moto X is expected in two sizes, a 5.2 inch compact phone and a 5.7 inch phablet. The phablet version is currently known as the Moto X Plus, but the name might change till the official release. There are rumors that there will be metal frame surrounding the 5.7 inch model and that the frame will offer some functions. At the moment, there is no confirmation about a fingerprint sensor and the phone will most likely lack the sensor.

Hardware and Operating System

According to latest reports, the Moto X 2015 will feature a Snapdragon 810 chipset under the hood. While many will be disappointed, due to the concerns of the heating issues, Motorola is vowing to deliver better experience with the use of the second generation of the Snapdragon 810. As for RAM, we expect to see at least 3 GB of RAM in the Moto X 2015, even though there are reports 4 GB of RAM is possible. However, given the history of Moto X devices and the current technology on the market, 3 GB of RAM is more plausible option. As for internal storage, two versions are confirmed: 32 and 64 GB versions. While the design of the Moto X series is about customization, the software aspect is more standard. As such, the Moto X 2015 is expected with Stock Android, be it 5.1 version or the Android M version.

Camera

Tweets from representatives from Motorola suggest that the company is finally bringing a worthy upgrade to the camera of the Moto X series. The first two versions of the phone did not impress, but the Moto X 2015 is looking to improve that approach. Reports are that a 16-MP sensor on the back is a given, with a “clear pixel” technology that should vastly improve the quality of pictures. There are also reports that Motorola will change the features and the camera app altogether, but it is unknown how that will reflect on the end result and experience.

Battery

A 3280 mAh battery has made the rumors, and it is sure this will be a non-removable battery. However, it is unknown whether this particular battery will power up the 5.7 inch or the 5.2 inch model. The money is on the 5.7 inch model, as phablets are known to have better battery capacity. Quick Charging is confirmed, but Wireless Charging is still just a rumor.