Motorola’s highly anticipated Moto X sequel is as good as confirmed following yet another mention on the company’s official website, along with possible pricing and carrier availability hints.
The cat is out of the bag, and it’s been out for a while, so instead of getting upset about it, Motorola seems to be enjoying playing Moto X+1 games. Of course, the soon-to-be Lenovo employees are careful enough to not reveal specifics, simply making it clear the X+1 is real and its commercial launch right around the corner.
A launch on AT&T, but probably on Verizon and Sprint too. T-Mobile? There’s no indication the “Uncarrier” will jump on the X+1 bandwagon, giving the handheld the same cold shoulder it gave to its predecessor.
But hey, the unlocked first-gen works fine on T-Mo, so odds are the follow-up will too.
Now, we can’t be sure this is an actual sign of anything, but Moto X+1’s placeholder page lists the AT&T version’s price at -$400. The negative part is obviously a joke (and a tongue-in-cheek approach to the whole “the X was too expensive” debate), yet the $400 referral may not be coincidental.
Could the X+1 cost 400 bucks free of contractual obligations? Why not? The X is circling $330 on Amazon and going for $350 via Moto Maker (granted, after a bunch of price cuts), so why not hope the successor raises the bar only slightly?
Oh, yeah, rumor has it it’s to sport a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, 2 GB RAM, 5.2-inch Full HD display and 12 MP rear-facing camera, that’s why. Also, leather backs will be an option, albeit clearly as an expensive add-on.