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.
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:
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.