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Just what's going on with the new Moto X?

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What will this years Moto X be like?
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A number of new rumours have surfaced regarding this year's version of Motorola's Moto X device, and although they help give us an idea of what we can expect, some of the information is rather contradictory.

For example GSMArena reports that the Moto X (2015) will come with a 5.2-inch QHD AMOLED display.

Meanwhile PhoneArena has reported that the Moto X will indeed come with a QHD (1440 x 2560) display, but will come in two different sizes – a 5.2-inch version and a 5.7-inch model that will be exclusive to the Verizon network.

Same but different

GSMArena's rumours also suggest that the new Moto X will come with a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipset and a huge 4GB of RAM.

Phone Area reports a more conservative 3GB of RAM, along with 21GB of storage. A leaked image also apparently shows a wooden body, with Phone Arena claiming that the Moto X will come in this material, along with versions in plastic, leather and an unnamed new material.

Previous rumours have also suggested that the upcoming Moto X will come with a Snapdragon 808 chipset, rather than the more powerful 810.

Both sites do agree on something; the Moto X is due to launch with Android 5.1.1 pre-installed.

We won't know how accurate either of these new rumours are until the third generation Moto X is unveiled later this year, but reading between the conflicting reports, a vague idea of what the Moto X will be is beginning to take shape.

Matt Hanson
Matt Hanson


Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Computing and Entertainment, looking after two of the best, and most exciting, channels on the site. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made. He's also a huge film and TV fan and Marvel geek, and his favorite recent film is Dune.