We’ve been talking about the Motorola Moto X+1 since, well, pretty much since the Moto X was released last year.
We got a good glimpse of the Moto X+1 the other day thanks to retired leakster Evan Nelson Blass (see above), and here we’re told to expect a couple of fancy features, namely optical zoom and some sort of 3D display. What the…?
Starting with the Moto X+1’s optical zoom, it’s not clear just how zoomy it’ll be, though the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom currently sets the smartphone bar with 10x optical zoom goodness.
As for the 3D stuff, the saving grace here is that we’re not talking about autostereoscopic nonsense. We left that particular technology back in 2012 where it belongs.
Nah, the 3D talk is based around the sensors on the front of the Motorola Moto X+1 – evidenced clearly in the white model. It’s proposed that the phone could offer similar functionality to the Amazon Fire Phone, with eye tracking and the ability to peer behind on-screen elements.
Other rumoured Motorola Moto X+1 specs include a 5.2in 1080p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 12MP rear camera, all of which amounts to a phone that’s way more flagship than last year’s model.
Full story on September 4, when Motorola will also spill more juice on its Moto 360 smartwatch, and possibly launch a full-on successor to the hugely popular Moto G, appropriately called the Moto G2.