[UPDATE 2 (9/4/2014, 7:48pm)] Storekini has now announced that all pre-orders made from today (April 9) will not come with the freebies as promoted earlier.
[UPDATE: We’ve just received news that the official distributor for the Moto X, Brightstar, has revised the RRP of the Moto X to RM1499. Kindly note that this price change will only affect buyers FROM April 8, i.e. those who made their pre-orders earlier will not be affected.]
You saw it unveiled eight months ago, and wondered if it will ever make its way to this side of the world. Well, wonder no more as the Motorola Moto X is now available for pre-order at Storekini.com at an amazingly affordable retail price of RM1399 [UPDATE: RRP is now RM1499]. But wait, there’s more: Storekini has reserved limited units of the device exclusively for members of the Lowyat forum, where they can enjoy an instant RM100 rebate for the Moto X!
The Moto X is an Android smartphone unlike any other. It is a flagship smartphone from Motorola, but built with modest specs. What defines it, however, is in the beautifully-crafted design of the Moto X and of course, the interesting software tweaks. The Moto X features a “touchless” control, where you can activate voice control of the device by simply saying “OK Google Now”, and then interacting with it just with your voice. The Moto X learns your unique voice too, so it will only activate when you give the command.
This “touchless” magic is achieved via some ingenious additions to the hardware of the device. The Moto X is powered by an in-house designed Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System which includes a software-optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core 1.7GHz processor with Adreno 320 GPU, together with a natural language processor and a contextual computing processor.
Besides that, the other hardware specifications of the Moto X include a 10MP Clear Pixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of non-expandable storage, and a 2200mAh battery. This Android 4.4-running device is also LTE-enabled, making this a full-featured flagship smartphone at a fraction of the price.
Storekini will be bringing in the official international variant of the Moto X, with one year warranty from authorized distributors Brightstar. From now until April 13, the first 20 customers who make their pre-order for the Moto X with Storekini will get an instant RM50 rebate off the RM1399 [UPDATE: RRP is now RM1499] retail price using this discount code: MOTOXSTOREKINI. On top of that, pre-order customers will also receive a Haxal 2600mAh powerbank, screen protector, an exclusive Motorola thumbdrive as well as Lowyat.NET merchandise (Storekini.com reserves the rights to replace any of the above mentioned freebies should it ran out of stock, or not to be included).
That’s not all. If you’re a member on forum.lowyat.net and you’re interested to pre-order the Moto X, simply drop Storekini a PM and you’ll get an instant RM100 discount off the RRP! However, do note that there are limited units available, so do drop them a PM to check if you’re eligible. This discount is only valid for purchases made at https://forum.lowyat.net/
Unfortunately, those of you wanting in on some of that Moto Maker goodness will be disappointed to know that the Moto X in Malaysia will only be available in Black and White. Storekini has been told that the estimated date of arrival of the Moto X is between the 11th April or the following week. They will be updating pre-order customers when the units have arrived. Ready to make that pre-order? Head on to Storekini’s product page for the Moto X to check out!