News by Luke Jones on Monday August 25, 2014.
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You thought you knew all there is to know about the upcoming Moto X+1? Well, think again because yet another bit of information has emerged about the handset, although this one can be filed in the rumour pile for the time being. A press quality render of the handset, leaked specs by a retailer, and even material options for the rear case have all ensured that the Moto X+1 is far from a rumour anymore, but the device still has a few secrets it seems.According to HelloMotoHK, the Moto X+1 will arrive next week with some previously unknown features, some that will give it an almost unique edge in the smartphone market. The website says that it will pack a 3D display like Amazon?s recently launched and currently flopping Fire Phone. The report also suggests that Motorola?s new flagship will get optical zoom on its camera this time out. 3D has yet to take off for smartphones, with previous efforts such as the Fire Phone feeling extremely gimmicky. If Motorola can find a way to subtly blend 3D technology into its usually fantastic software then the company could succeed where others have failed. Optical zoom is hardly uncommon at the high end, but it would be a fresh addition for Motorola as the original Moto X lacked it. It would make sense for Motorola to deliver something we have not yet heard about to differentiate its device from rivals. The Moto X+1 is certainly not going to be a spec powerhouse next to other flagship heavyweights, so some interesting software and functional and useful 3D could set the device apart. We will find out soon enough as Motorola will launch the Moto X+1 at a press event in Chicago on September 4th. The flagship will land alongside a new version of the Moto G and of course the Moto 360 smart watch. source: HelloMotoHK
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at Glamorgan University before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news.