Around a week ago, Martin set Mobo-hearts racing when he relayed news of a little something called the Moto X+1, essentially the successor to last year’s Moto X flagship.
There’s been a bit of a question mark over customisation, what with the Lenovo takeover and whatnot, but we’re hearing that the Moto X+1 won’t disappoint.
Credit goes to trusted rumour man @evleaks, who tweets: “moto X+1 backplate options” alongside a full table of said options.
The plastic Moto X+1 backplates account for no less than 17 options, in Cool (navy, turquoise, olive, royal blue, dark teal), Neutral (slate, purple, smoke, black, chalk) and Warm (red, orange, lemon lime, violet, crimson, raspberry, cabernet).
Meanwhile, wooden Moto X+1 backplates will supposedly come in teak, bamboo, rosewood and ebony, with leather options encompassing black, red, grey and blue. Phew!
It remains to be seen if the Moto X+1 will attempt to match the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2 on specs. By the time it’s announced, we’ll likely have several QHD handsets on the market, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 will likely be a reality, too.
Last year’s Moto X was emphatically mid-range, relying instead on the promise of customisation, with, er, modest results.
Likewise, it's unclear if we'll have to endure another six-month wait for the Moto X+1 to cross the Atlantic.
Infinitely more successful on these shores was the Moto G, with its wallet-friendly price tag and entirely decent spec sheet.