Rumors by Luke Jones on Monday August 11, 2014.
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The replacement for the Motorola Moto X smartphone flagship has been discussed numerous times in the last few weeks as the imaginatively called Moto X+1 is due to land this summer. The details about the launch of the handset and its finalized specs have become a littler clearer today as it showed up on benchmarks.The Moto X+1 will get a hardware and performance boost over the original X, which of course is to be expected. However, it seems that Motorola's flagship will once again rely on its stunning software rather than go toe to toe with its rivals in terms of blazing specs. Sure, the X+1 will have stunning performance, but there will certainly be smartphones on the market with newer hardware. According to a Geekbench database, the Moto X+1 will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.46GHz and coupled with 2GB of RAM. It will also get an Adreno 330 and will rock Android 4.4.4, the newest version of the platform before Google rolls out Android L in the fall. The screen size is pegged at 5.2-inch and it will be a 1080p Full HD panel. The database says the handset will ship with 24GB of on board storage, but we think that's a mistake as it is an odd configuration; we would be more inclined to think 32GB. As we said, solid specs yes, but a step below new flagships that boast Snapdragon 805?s with 3GB of RAM and Quad HD screens. Nevertheless, it is clear from the original Moto X that Motorola knows how to get the most from the hardware it decides to use with a sumptuous take on Google's Android platform. Needless to say, we are expecting much the same this time, while Moto Maker will also be along for the ride we are sure. Droid Life is reporting that the Moto X+1 will land on Verizon on September 25th, which would sort of make it late. Motorola said its next flagship would arrive before the end of the summer, which is September the 22nd, but of course other carriers could be getting the handset before Verizon. If not, we can all probably forgive a three day gap between the end of summer and the X+1 landing. source: Droid Life