All-New Motorola Moto G, Moto X Play, and Moto X Style go official

Motorola has just officially unveiled the All-New Moto G, Moto X Play, and Moto X Style.

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Find Your Perfect Moto Match with the All-New Moto G, Moto X Play and Moto X Style

It might not be something we like to admit, but we’re all in serious relationships with our phones.

We trust them with our most personal questions, photos, stories and secrets. They never leave our sides. Most of us have slept with our phone1. And nearly 1 in 5 people would be more willing to give up seeing their significant other, showering or sleeping than having to go without their smartphone for a weekend1. Now that’s devotion.

But let’s face it, most of the time, these relationships are one-sided. Our phones simply aren’t as devoted to us as we are to them. They desert us with a dead battery when we need them the most, embarrass us during important meetings, and pester us while we’re driving, demanding we take our eyes off the road to pay attention to them. And needless to say, most of the time, our phones rarely match our personal style. No wonder less than half of people say they are happy with their phone.

At Motorola, we believe everyone deserves the choice of a better mobile relationship. One that is personal, fulfilling, stands the test of time and fits your budget.

Your phone should know you by the sound of your voice, but also realize when you want to be left alone. It should offer a customized look that perfectly complements your individual style. It should keep you safe with easy-to-access, hands-free control. It should grow with you, learning your preferences and habits, getting better over time. And it certainly should be with you for the long haul: durable, water-repellant, and backed up with lifetime customer service.

Today we are announcing the next generations of our most popular phones — Moto G and Moto X — giving you the mobile relationship you never knew existed. The new phones feature best in class cameras, meaningful software experiences and personalization options – all at exceptional prices.

The new Moto G: The phone that’s always there for you.

The new Moto G is ready to weather any storm with you, literally, thanks to IPX7-rated protection and Corning Gorilla Glass, so you’re safe from accidental drops into water2 as well as unsightly scrapes and scratches on your display. With an all-day battery3, it won’t ever bail on you when you need it most and it’s ready to capture new memories with a flick of the wrist with a 13 megapixel camera. Personalize Moto G with Motorola Shells available in a variety of colors. And now, Moto G can complement your personal style even more with customization options on Moto Maker4, our online design studio where you can pick the colors, memory and accents to make your phone as unique as you are. New in 2015, we’re expanding Moto Maker into Brazil, where Moto G was the best-selling device for a year.

The new Moto X family: Finally, phones that love you back.

Announcing two editions to offer you even more choice:

Moto X Play With up to 48-hours of battery life and a water-repellent design, Moto X Play will love you back day and night, rain or shine. Stay connected on your commute, at work, at play and whenever you need it most—and still have enough battery to get you into the next day. Take brilliant photos and stunning videos with its 21 megapixel camera, and show them off on the edge-to-edge 5.5-inch HD display. And living up to its name, get all the power you need for gaming, streaming and multi tasking at the speed of life with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor.

Moto X Style Looking for a phone that doesn’t compromise, offers powerful performance, and looks gorgeous all at the same time? Then the bold new Moto X Style is for you. We certainly wouldn’t call it “Style” if it didn’t complement yours, offering more customization options than any other phone on the market. Make yours a true reflection of you by choosing from a variety of vibrant colors or authentic materials including new Saffiano leather and real wood with unique grains. Immerse yourself in entertainment with an expansive 5.7-inch edge-to-edge display that’s enhanced by rich stereo sound. And when your battery needs a boost, the world’s fastest charging smartphone5 will get 10 hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging with TurboPower. With all three of these new smartphones, we’ve used some of the most advanced camera technologies available, so Moto X Style now boasts one of the best cameras in the industry. You can take crystal-clear photos and video with the 21-megapixel camera or look your best in selfies or video chats with the 5-megapixel front-facing camera featuring a wide angle lens and selfie flash.

In the US, it will be available as a Pure Edition because you are getting an end-to-end Moto experience that hasn’t been possible until now. With universal banding, you can now use the same phone on any US carrier. Plus, buying directly from Motorola means you get a cleaner version of Android, without clutter and bloatware.

How to buy & pricing that fits

This is our biggest Moto G launch yet with availability in more than 60 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific starting today. Check your local web sites for pricing, but one thing is certain, we’ve made sure that every Moto phone is offered at an amazingly competitive price and delivers premium value.

Moto X Play will be available starting in August in various countries across Europe, Latin America, and Canada (sorry, it won’t be available in the US, but we’ll have more choices for you all later this year). Moto X Style will be available in countries across Europe, Latin America and North America starting in September. We’ll share news for Asia Pacific, including more on China and India, later this year.

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Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus to be unveiled at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 on August 13

In a press release, Samsung announced that its Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event will take place at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City on the 13th of August. The doors will open at 10:00, with the presentation beginning at 11:00 (EDT). Samsung will livestream the event on


Samsung didn’t say which device (or devices) will be unveiled at the event on the 13th of August, but it’s a dead cert that the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus make their official debut at the event. The image seen above shows a curved shape, which could be referring to the S6 Edge Plus.

Spec-wise, both the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are expected to sport a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, Samsung’s Exynos 7420 CPU under the hood, and 4 GB of RAM. The Galaxy S6 Edge is expected to sport a curved screen just like the regular S6 Edge, but no S Pen. The Galaxy Note 5 is rumoured not to come with an edged version just like the Note 4 and Note Edge, but it will come with the S Pen.

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Check out these leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 5 hands-on photos

The yet to be announced Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has been heavily leaked as of late, with more hands-on photos surfacing online.

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French-speaking NWE, a site renowned for leaking accurate information on yet to be announced devices, spotted the photos from Chinese media. The Galaxy Note 5 in these photos are seen clad in clear protective case made by Japanese case maker Nillkin.

The photos also reconfirm that the Galaxy Note 5’s design will be similar to the Galaxy S6’s and the Galaxy S6 Edge’s metal and glass design.

The photos also seem to confirm a gap in the chassis that will allow users to pull out the S Pen. Previous renders of the Galaxy Note 5 suggested that the stylus would employ an auto-eject mechanism, which would allow users to eject the stylus by simply pressing the top of the S Pen. Additionally, we can see a single mono speaker next to the stylus and a microUSB port.

So is Samsung planning to lift the lid on the Galaxy Note 5? Word on the street is, the Korean tech giant will officially unveil the Note 5 and the rumoured Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (bigger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge) on the 13th of August.

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Leaked photo of gold Samsung Galaxy Note 5 shows gap for pulling out S Pen

Renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 made by case makers showed an S Pen that was flush with the phablet’s metal and glass chassis. This suggested that the S Pen would automatically eject when the top of the stylus is pressed. New leaked photos, however, reveal a gap that will allow users to pull out the S Pen.

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The photos above were leaked by French-speaking NWE, a site known for leaking accurate information on yet to be unveiled devices. Both photos show a gold colour option of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. One of the photos shows the bottom view of the device, revealing that there will be a gap that enables users to pull the S Pen out of the phablet’s metal and glass chassis. Previous reports claimed that the Korean tech giant would employ a self-ejecting mechanism that allows the S Pen to pop out of its slot by simply pressing the top of the stylus. One of the photos also shows US network operator AT&T apps on the screen, confirming that the device will be offer by the carrier.

The photo that shows the bottom of the Galaxy Note 5 also shows the positions of the speaker grill, micro-USB port, and 3.5 mm earphone jack, which are similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6.

According to reports, Samsung will officially unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on the 13th of August.

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Word on the street is Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to sport Exynos 7420 CPU, 4 GB RAM, and 3,000 mAh battery

A report out of Vietnam is saying that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will come with 4 GB of RAM. This is the same amount of RAM rumoured to be on board the Galaxy Note 5. If true, the phablets would be the Korean tech giant’s first devices to come with 4 GB of RAM.


This is according to SamsungViet anonymous source. Aside from claiming that the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will sport 4 GB of RAM, it also claims that the phablet will not come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor under the hood, but Samsung’s Exynos 7420, the same 64-bit octa-core processor under the hood of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, instead. Furthermore, the source claims that the CPU will be clocked higher than the 2.1 GHz clock speed used by the S6 and S6 Edge. It adds that the device will come with a 3,000 mAh battery.

Of course, since this information comes from an anonymous source, take it with a grain of salt.

When do we get to find out if the rumours are true or not? Past reports claim that the phablet will be officially unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 5 on the 13th of August.

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