For a period of time in late 2014, the Moto X was the best Android phone on the planet. It wasn’t the most powerful Android flagship and it wasn’t the thinnest. It didn’t have the highest-resolution display and it didn’t have the support of a billion-dollar marketing budget. The Moto X was, however, the most well-rounded Android flagship on the market. It was sleek, it was unique, it had solid specs and it could be customized in dozens of different ways.

Meanwhile, the 2014 Moto G was shockingly capable for a handset that was so affordable, offering all-day battery life, respectable specs and a surprisingly good screen for under $200 with no service contract. It was an improvement over its predecessor in every conceivable way.

Now, it’s time to see if Motorola can bring something new to the table in 2015.

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According to a number of reports, we can expect to see Motorola unveil at least two new smartphones during its press conference in New York City on Tuesday morning. The all-new Moto X and Moto G have big shoes to fill and big competition to face off against — Samsung is firing on all cylinders as it looks to return to growth, and Apple is less than two months away from unveiling new iPhones.

A rumor from hellomotoHK suggests that Motorola’s new Moto X will feature a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution, a Snapdragon 808 processor, a 21-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a microSD card slot and a huge 3,600 mAh battery. Of course, specs are only the beginning of the story when it comes to the Moto X.

At the other end of Motorola’s smartphone lineup is the Moto G, which is expected to still be very affordable despite its upgraded hardware. Rumored specs include a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing 5-megapixel camera, a 5-inch display, LTE connectivity, 16GB of storage and waterproof construction.

Do those specs tell the entire story? Does Motorola have anything else in store for us today?

BGR is on hand covering this morning’s Motorola event live, and we’ll answer these questions and more. Motorola is streaming live video from its big press conference, so you’ll see all the action unfold as soon as we do.

A live stream of the event will begin here just before 9:00 a.m. EDT:

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0N6cHJ-o4w]

We’ll also cover all of the major details below in the live blog section of this post, so feel free to follow along for all the news as it breaks. The event is set to begin at 8:50 a.m. EDT / 5:50 a.m. PDT.

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That’s a wrap! Check back shortly for a quick hands-on ahead of our full reviews, which will run in the coming weeks.

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Also being introduced today are the Moto Pulse wireless on-ear headset ($60) and Moto Surround wireless in-ear headset ($70).

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It looks like only the Moto X Style and the Moto G will be available in the U.S.

The Moto G will cost $179.99 off contract with 8GB of memory.

Motorola’s new Moto X Style will be available in the U.S. as a Pure Edition phone. The phone will be unlocked and it will work across all networks. It will be sold directly by Motorola and through Best Buy and Amazon.

The Moto X Style will cost $399 off contract.

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If you want pure Android, sleek designs and killer customization options, Motorola might be just what the doctor ordered.

The Moto X Style launches in September, the Moto X Play launches in August and the 2015 Moto G goes on sale in 60 countries starting today.

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You can also find everything you need to know about the Moto X Style and Moto X Play right here in this post.

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Full specs for the new 2015 Moto G can be found in this post.

Also of note, the new Moto G goes on sale starting today!

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Finally, Motorola is introducing the follow-up to last year’s Moto G. The phone is an improvement over its predecessor in every way.

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Motorola says the Moto X Play battery will last for up to two days on a charge! It’ll also support Motorola’s new fast charging tech, just like the Moto X Style.

Other spec highlights include a 5.5-inch full HD display and a 21-megapixel camera.

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The Moto X Play will cost between $300 and $400 less than the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6. Again, no specifics.

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Well look at that… Motorola is introducing a second new Moto X model — the Moto X Play.

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According to Motorola, the Moto X Style will cost $200-$300 less than the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6. No specifics yet though.

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Motorola says it rebuilt the camera on the Moto X Style from the ground up. It’s a 21-megapixel sensor that lets in more light than any camera Motorola has ever included on a smartphone.

The camera was a big pain point on last year’s X, so this is a hugely important upgrade.

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Motorola says the Moto X Style is the fastest-charging smartphone in the world. It uses Moto’s own proprietary fast charging system that can add 10 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. Wow…

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First up, the new “Moto X Style.” Awful name, sleek design that’s definitely in line with last year’s model.
The phone has a bigger 5.5-inch display and a whole bunch of new customization options such as new woods, a new soft-grip rubber, and new metal accents.

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Motorola will be introducing three, not two, new phones today. Maybe a new E in addition to the 2015 versions of the X and G?

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“We can guarantee that the cameras in our new phones will be best in class.” Wow… them’s fightin’ words!

Motorola is also turning up the heat on customization options and smart, location- and time-based actions. Think Google Now, but across much more of the operating system.

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The theme of today’s event is improving the relationship between smartphone users and their phones. According to Motorola, only 39% of phone owners say they’re happy with their handsets. The rest say their phones are boring, bland or unreliable.

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It looks like Motorola is hosting four simultaneous events — one here in New York, one in London, one in Mexico and one in Sao Paolo. I’m not sure how they’re all going to coordinate, but I guess we’ll find out shortly…

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Away we go! Make sure you’re watching the live streaming video above for all the news as it breaks.

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Ok, we just got the 5-minute warning, so things are almost ready to begin.

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Lots of relationship signage… maybe a social networking focus? Hey, it worked pretty well for HTC and Facebook, right?

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Morning guys — we should be about 15 minutes from kickoff right now. You’ll find live streaming video from today’s event above, and we’ll supplement that with key details like specs and other highlights down here in the live blog section.

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