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Moto X officially launched; proves Specs really don't matter

Moto X must be the among the most rumored smartphones ever. Though the leaks and rumors made sure that the launch event that took place yesterday didn't pack any surprise for any of us. Except for the fact that the phone doesn't come at a very lucrative price, unlike Nexus 4 and that the phone won't escape the Western Hemisphere anytime soon. The 16 GB version would cost you $200 while the 32 GB version would be up for $250, both of which will come with 2 years of contract with various operators like AT&T, Verizon and a few others.

Moto X Detailed Specifications:

  • 1.7 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4
  • Quad Core Adreno 320 GPU
  • Two low power cores for Natural language processing and Contextual computing
  • Android 4.2.2 (almost stock), a GPE (Google Play Experience) version of the mobile with pure Android might be on the shelves soon.
  • 10 MP Rear camera with Clear Pixel technology (shoots images twice as fast, tackles motion blur)
  • 2 MP front camera with 1080p recording
  • 4.7" display with 312 ppi density
The Moto X looks better (and unique) than any phone you have ever seen
Customizable front, back, accent colors and a short message on the back of the phone make the phone truly yours. Those present in the event and had a chance to play around with the device say that the phone feels as snappy as the current Android flagships. With a comparatively outdated processor the Moto X, such snappiness can be brought in only with the help of great software customizations.

And a note to Non-US Moto X aspirants. Motorola's CEO Woodside has confirmed that in the coming months, Motorola will bring a cheaper version of the Moto X probably near the $200 mark. For me, that sounds like an alarming thing for local Indian manufacturers like Micromax and Karbonn who are building themselves on smartphones in this price range. A decent phone from Motorola at that price point might well be the last nail in the coffin for them. As we haven't had the opportunity to have a hands on the device (and probably will never have), we won't be covering this story in length. For that, we would refer you to the Great Gizmodo.