Last month, Motorola unveiled their 2015 flagship smartphone, the Moto X Style. The company mentioned back then that the device is intended to be sold outside the United States. An unlocked, off-contract version called Moto X Pure Edition will be offered to US buyers instead and will come sometime during the fall season.
Now, the device maker appears to have the ball rolling as it has just shared via its official Twitter and Google+ accounts that the Moto X Pure Edition will be available next month. Motorola shared a tweet mentioning that: "On Sep. 3, you'll see what real love is like. Choose #MotoX for a more powerful connection."
What is intriguing, though, is that both social media posts have already been deleted as of this writing. Whether that is because the device was announced too early or the information was incorrect remains to be seen. For the time being, September 3 seems to be the most probable release date for their refreshed flagship.
This device is actually the third-generation Moto X launched by Motorola. As mentioned, it will have the same specs as the Moto X Style offered in other regions.
The new Moto X Pure Edition is set to be a pretty powerful device. It is equipped with a Snapdragon 808 processor by Qualcomm partnered with 3GB RAM. Built-in storage comes at either 16, 32, or 64GB with the option to be expanded up to 128GBvia microSD card.
A 5.7-inch Quad HD LCD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution is furnished in. At the back of the handset is a 21-megapixel primary camera while a 5-megapixel sensor is fitted at the front. The latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will be running the device and a 3,000mAh battery will keep things juiced up.
As its name suggests, Motorola won't be partnering with any US telecom company and will directly be selling the handset to consumers in the United States. That said, customers will not be able to take advantage of the usual installment plans offered by major carriers.
Without carrier support, it means that Motorola has to exert added effort to market the device to more people. But it seems that the company can hold its ground as it has already created much buzz when it announced the device's release via a tweet then quickly retract it.
The Moto X Pure Edition will have a relatively affordable starting price of $399.99. That price can go up if buyers decide to use various customization options like storage size, appearance, or accessories.