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Moto X2 Release Date Coming Soon, Verizon Model Spotted in New Video

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
June 23, 2014|4:24 pm
Moto X Phone (Wood) Picture: Reuters/Motorola

A picture of the Moto X Phone with the Wood backing

The Moto X2 or X+1 release date should be coming soon as the new model could be spotted in a video that hit the internet earlier this week.

The clip was posted by TK Tech news and features a device covered in layers of plastic to hide any identifying marks. The site claims this is a Verizon test version of the new Moto X since it features some of the carrier's bloatware.

The video also reveals that the new model will feature a 1080p display and thinner bezel. It is currently rumored to be called the Moto X+1.

The new model was also seen in Motorola's Moto Maker by a German mobile blog known as MobiFlip. Motorola removed the listing, however, the blog was able to capture a screenshot of it before that happened.

Another report pointed to the Moto X2 release date being in the summer 2014 as Motorola hinted at this during this year's Mobile World Congress at a Q&A session. They said "the next version of Moto X" will arrive sometime in "late summer." Motorola also plans to expand availability of its current smartphone lineup and the Moto Maker tool for its customers. Motorola will bring it to Europe and Mexico.

The company also plans to stick with Android as its primary OS. It also confirmed that the original Moto X will be released in India and Australia during the next few weeks.

The Moto X launched in August of last year and functions as the company's flagship handset. It feature specs that failed to wow many critics, but seemed to execute well in other areas including its integration of the Android operating system, which is similar to what is found in the Nexus smartphone line.

 

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