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Unannounced Motorola X phone spotted in the wild

Eric Schmidt teased not too long ago that Motorola had some great products on the way, and a leak by @evleaks may just point to the first one. The Twitter tipster served up two pictures last night that show an unannounced Motorola device encased in a black box to keep it hidden from prying eyes. The best part? The device is running what looks to be stock Android.

There are only a few snaps showing the interface, but the keyboard and notification area clearly point to stock Android. The back of the device is labelled “XFON”, hinting at the Motorola X brand that has popped up in rumours several times.

@evleaks didn’t reveal specifications for the device, but the design looks to be identical to what Vietnamese site Tinhte managed to get their hands on in March. Back then, the publication said the phone featured a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,000mAh battery. Doubts were cast, however, over whether the device was really the Motorola X, as the model number pointed towards a continuation of the Droid RAZR line.

Android and Me believes that isn’t the case, however. The site offered up a bevy of information on the device shortly after Tinhte’s leak, saying that it was indeed real but also an early prototype. The standout feature for the Motorola X, though, is the touch-sensitive button on the back of the device below the camera. Android and Me believes Google is planning something special with the button, possibly allowing users to launch certain apps or perform tasks simply by touching the back of the device.

There aren’t any indications that we’ll see this device announced at Google I/O, however. Android and Me understands that the handset was originally on track for a June release, but manufacturer delays pushed the date back to July. When it does arrive, however, it could be even cheaper than the Nexus 4. The publication claims that Google is looking to make the Motorola X “ultra affordable”, possibly offering it for $199 (around £128) unlocked and without a contract.


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