Unlocked Moto X and carrier pricing revealed
A new report claims that the Moto X will not only launch on all four major carriers in the U.S., but it will also be available unlocked with Nexus 4 pricing.
The Moto X will be officially unveiled on August 1 in New York City by Motorola. The handset is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones to launch in 2013, thanks to it being the first device worked on by both Google and Motorola, since Google acquired the company in 2012.
The Moto X is expected to be a mid-range smartphone that will be customizable by the user through different color and designed back plates, and Motorola will reportedly offer an engraving option when the device is ordered through the company's online store. The handset is expected to go on sale at the end of August, and see a near-simultaneous launch on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, thanks to a portion of Google's $500 million marketing budget it reportedly gave Motorola. A new report claims that the smartphone will likely retail for $99 for the 16GB and $149 for the 32GB model when purchased through a carrier with a new 2-year contract.
The report also claims that the Moto X will be sold unlocked through carriers and most likely through Motorola's site and possibly the Google Play Store. Its tipster claims that the smartphone will also carry similar pricing to the unlocked Nexus 4 smartphone Google currently sells on its Play Store. The 16GB unlocked Moto X will reportedly cost $299 and the 32GB will be sold for $349.
Google currently sells two other unlocked smartphones on its Play Store with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Edition smartphones selling for $649 and $599. The Moto X is also expected to ship with a stock Android build like both devices, but the unlocked Moto X will be priced lower thanks in part to its mid-range specs.
Take this with a grain of salt, we'll have to wait until August 1 to hear what Motorola officially announces.
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