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Third-gen Moto X now expected to offer 4 GB RAM, Snapdragon 810 SoC

No more compromising for affordability purposes, as Lenovo aims for Samsung’s crown in the ultra-high-end smartphone space.

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Figured the CEO of Lenovo, Motorola’s new governing authority, was seeking free publicity with empty marketing propaganda when alluding to “exciting” summer Moto X and 360 reboots? Well, think again, since the 2015 X at the very least looks mind-blowing on paper.

If the most recent inside information spill proves authentic, that is, because these past few weeks, we’ve had numerous tipsters feeding us (marginally) divergent intel. For what it’s worth, the fresh source that debunks parts of older gossip and corroborates other bits and pieces seems a lot more dependable than TotalTech, aka TK, aka the infamous TK Tech News.

Moto X 2015 system

According to GSM Arena, the non-Verizon-exclusive third-generation Moto X indeed measures 5.2 inches in diagonal. And it allegedly sports top-shelf Quad HD resolution, i.e. 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, just like everyone else claims.

But here’s where things take a turn… for the mouth-watering. Apparently, Motorola Lenovo still trusts the iffy octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, favoring it over the hexa-core S808 despite vastly documented overheating woes.

Risky yet potentially rewarding move, especially with the 810 backed by 4 ample gigs of RAM. To date, the only other 4 GB/810 mobile is Xiaomi’s Asian-oriented Mi Note Pro. Sounds like this may well be the strongest Samsung Galaxy S6 competitor around.

Moto X 2015 system-2

Of course, the premium specifications don’t wrap up there, with a 16 MP rear camera (possibly equipped with optical image stabilization) in charge of fundamental photographic tasks, and a 5 MP front shooter commanding narcissistic selfie activities.

Keeping the lights on with all those power-exhausting components doesn’t sound easy, but a 3,280 mAh battery should handle things rather neatly. Last but not least, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop already runs the software show in pre-release prototype stages, so pre-installing it on commercial products won’t be a problem.

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