According to TotalTech‘s, a YouTube channel that has leaked information on the Moto X 3rd Gen in the past, “reliable” source, the 5.7-inch Moto X 3rd Gen will not be a US Verizon exclusive.
The source confirms previous rumours, claiming that the Moto X 3rd Gen will be available in two screen sizes. One will sport a 5.2-inch screen, while the other will sport a massive 5.7-inch screen. The source also says that the bigger Moto X will not be exclusive to the US carrier Verizon. Verizon, however, is the only network operator at the moment to commit to offering the bigger Moto X.
The source adds that the 5.2-inch version is internally called the “Moto X,” while the 5.7-inch variant is called the “Moto X Plus.” This, however, is not set in stone, which means the bigger smartphone could be called something else when it makes it official debut.
Now about the Moto X’s rear-facing camera, the source says that it will offer manual controls, suggesting that this is the best camera ever to come with a Motorola smartphone. The 5.7-inch variant is said to come with stereo speakers, but it is yet to be determined if the smaller 5.2-inch version will sport the same feature. the bar on the back of the bigger version is said to link with virtual reality goggles.
The new Google Photo app will be pre-installed, making it easier for users to find photographs of certain subjects and to share photos. Another rumoured pre-installed app is called Moto Wear. This is an app that works with Motorola’s wearables including the rumored Motorola Moto 360 2. According to reports, the upcoming smartwatch is codenamed “Smelt,” and is said to offer a higher resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. Additionally, the source says that Lenovo (owner of Motorola) is planning to launch another Motorola-branded smartwatch that runs a different OS instead of Android Wear.
As for the processors, the source says that the 5.2-inch Moto X will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor under the bonnet, while the 5.7-inch version will come with a Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor.
Lastly, the source says that Motorola is speeding up production of the two smartphones, with the intention of launching the 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch Moto X before Samsung releases the Galaxy Note 5.
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