At an event last night, Motorola introduced two brand new Motorola Moto X devices – the Moto X Play and Moto X Style. The Moto X Play is a mid-range Android phablet while the Moto X Style is a higher-end device featuring a 2K display and more powerful processor.
First up, the Moto X Style features a 5.7” QHD display and while that may seem pretty large, Motorola used a rather small bezel so the overall size isn’t too big. Beneath that is a 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and up to 64GB of expandable storage via a microSD card slot.
The Moto X Play on the other hand has a 5.5” Full HD edge-to-edge display, and is powered by a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor with 2GB RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128GB via microSD slot. Both are also equipped with Natural Language Processor and Contextual Computing Processor.
Motorola is very proud of the camera on both Moto X, there’s a 21MP rear shooter on board that touts “true-to-life images in any light”, rapid focus, and zero shutter lag. The camera on the Moto X Style is also capable of capturing 4K videos at 30fps, and even 120fps slow motion videos, while the one on the Moto X Play captures 1080p videos at 30fps. The front has a pretty standard 5MP shooter.
Another feature that Motorola is boasting is its 3000mAh battery on the Moto X Style. Motorola claims that it gives an all day usage and on top of that, the Moto x Style is the “world’s fastest charging smartphone” that can get 10 hours of usage with just 15 minutes of charging with Turbo Power. The Moto X Play on the other hand has a 3,630mAh battery with a mixed usage battery life of up to 30 hours.
Other specs on both devices include LTE connectivity, Gorilla Glass 3 display, water repellent nano-coating, NFC, and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. As with previous Moto X, there is Moto Maker in selected regions, allowing users to customise their Moto X to match their style.
The Moto X Style will be available in September for a retail price of US$399 (about RM1,522), and will be launched in Asia Pacific later this year. As for the Moto X Play, it will be available starting in August in various countries across Europe, Latin America and Canada. Motorola did not mention the price, but The Verge says that it should be priced at around US$300 to $400 (about RM1,143 to RM1,523).