NEW DELHI: Hours after its India unit unveiled the third-generation Moto G smartphone, Motorola announced two new smartphones of its Moto X range in the US.
While the new Moto X Style is priced at $ 399 (unlocked), its smaller sibling Moto X Play costs $ 299 off-contract. The former will hit the market in September, and the latter in August.
Notably, Moto X Style will be in direct competition with the new OnePlus 2 smartphone, which costs $ 389 (Rs 24,999 in India). However, there is no word when the company will bring Moto X Style to the Indian market.
Moto X Style sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560p) resolution and runs on the 1.8GHz hexa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 808 chipset with 3GB RAM. It will come with 64GB of internal storage, with microSD card support up to 128GB. The smartphone has a 5MP front camera, 3,000mAh battery, and universal 4G support, and the “world’s fastest turbo charging technology.”
Moto X Play, on the other hand, has a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080x1920p) screen and is powered by the 1.7GHz octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB RAM. The smartphone offers dual-sim support, 32GB built-in storage and has a hybrid microSD+sim slot. It runs on a 3,630mAh battery and has a 5MP front camera.
According to Motorola, the 21MP rear cameras of both Moto X Style and Moto X Play are the best in their respective classes. Both smartphones also have a splash-resistant coating to protect them from water damage.