Just hours after unveiling the Moto G (3rd Gen) in India, Motorola launched two more devices – it’s new flagship Moto X Style and the Moto X Play.
Moto X Style
The new Moto X Style doesn’t deviate from the previous generation flagship mantra, where it isn’t just about specs, but more about usability. You won’t find the latest Snapdragon 810 processor chugging away inside, but will get pretty close with the 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808.
That processor is coupled to 3GB of RAM while the device is available in 16/32/64GB variants, which unfortunately is just half of what you get on the iPhone 6 and S6, but the Moto X Style does have a microSD card slot that can support cards of up to 128GB.
There’s a larger 5.7-inch QuadHD (2560x1440p) display which makes the Moto X Style more Samsung Galaxy Note than Galaxy S6 competitor. Motorola is claiming it has taken a big step forward in the imaging department by employing a 21MP camera on the device.
Imaging is handle by a 21MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture, phase detect autofocus and a dual tone flash. Users can shoot video in up to 4K resolution with the maximum frame rate being 120fps at 1080p resolution. There’s also a 5MP front-facing selfie cam.
The Moto X Style runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and should be the first in line to receive the Android M update once it’s out. Apart from this, there’s a 3,000mAh battery that features Turbo Charging where the device can last for 10 hours on just 15min of charge.
As always, users will have multiple options of customizing the Moto X Style such as opting for a leather or wood back and picking the metal accent colours etc. Prices for the Moto X Style start at $399 and will be available in Europe, Latin America and North America starting in September. The company says it will announce its plans for India later in the year.
The Moto X Play is the third smartphone Motorola has announced just now and despite carrying the Moto X name, isn’t exactly a flagship product. This of it like the Xiaomi Mi4i, not exactly a flagship, but nonetheless packs some great specs at a great price.
The Moto X Play is powered by a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 processor coupled to 2GB of RAM. There are two options for internal storage – 16GB and 32GB – while users will have the option to expand that via a microSD card (up to 128GB).
The device features a smaller 5.5-inch FullHD (1920x1080p) display making it slightly smaller than its larger cousin. In terms of imaging, Motorola has crammed a 21MP camera at the rear but seems to lack 4K video recording. Up front there’s a 5MP selfie shooter.
Like all of Motorola’s new devices, the Moto X Play runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The device is powered by a massive 3630mAh battery that the company says is good for 48 hours of use.
Initially the device will be launched in Europe, Latin America, and Canada sometime in August for $299. Motorola hasn’t shared any details about the device’s launch in India.