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Motorola confirms details of next Moto X flagship, hints launch is imminent

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:47PM EST
Moto X+1 Release Date

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Motorola is rumored to be prepping the Moto X+1 handset for launch later this year, a Moto X successor that will also allow users to customize the device, and the company has confirmed the new phone’s name on its MotoMaker website. A “Moto X+1 Details” button has appeared on Motorola’s website, and it will supposedly point to a special page dedicated to Motorola’s upcoming new flagship. Unfortunately, the button doesn’t lead anywhere because the company has yet to publish the official Moto X+1 product page.

The MotoMaker page has various missing elements, and does not show any pictures of the upcoming device.

The company has scheduled a special media event for May 13, with some reports speculating that the company will unveil its cheaper Moto E during it, as the invite has hinted those devices will be “priced for all.” However, considering that the rumored Moto E hardly qualifies as a device that would deserve a media event by itself, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Motorola actually announce more than one new Android handset during the show.

Furthermore, since the Moto X+1 name has already been officially listed, it may be an indication the company is preparing for an earlier launch than anticipated. The Moto X launched in fall last year, but its successor may be released earlier – other Android handset makers including Samsung and LG have also pushed forward their flagship launches this year.

One last evidence that seems to suggest the Moto X+1 may soon launch is the fact that Motorola hosted another Moto X sale, likely in an attempt to get rid of existing stock ahead a new handset launch.

A screenshot of Motorola’s Moto X+1 revelation follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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