Moto X Reported to Offer Visual Customization, but not Hardware

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Moto X Colored CasesMotorola’s Moto X phone will reportedly be the first smartphone that can be visually customized to user’s specific preferences. According to an ABC News report, users will be able to choose from an array of different colors for the back trim of the phone. The report matches up with a recent image leak from French blog Nowhereelse.fr, which shows a number of colored black plates for the Moto X.

The plates appear to be simple interchangeable battery covers, and not an intricate customization tool that speculation has been alluding to. However, the swappable back covers are only one piece of the Moto X customization offering, as users will reportedly be able to personalize their Moto X with engravings on the back of the device, as well as uploading personal photos to be used as the phone’s wallpaper.

While users will be able to alter the aesthetics of the handset, it would seem that the hardware specs are set in stone (with the exception of different storage options), according to the ABC News report. The latest rumors suggest that the Moto X will offer a 720p display, 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, a 10MP rear-camera and it will run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The device will also reportedly offer hardware sensors which will allow support for additional gestures and voice capabilities. The device will purportedly have a built-in driving feature, allowing the device to automatically switch to speaker mode whenever the users are operating a vehicle.

The exact release date of the Moto X is unknown, but Motorola boss Dennis Woodside previously announced that the Moto X would arrive on multiple carriers by October. Other recent reports, however, have suggested that phone could surface as early as August.

Sources: ABC News, Nowhereelse.fr 

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