Motorola is set to unveil its new flagship Moto X smartphone August 1st, but even before the company makes things official, here are the hardware specifications. It features a display in the vicinity of 4.5 inches, a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon MSM8960T processor, 2GB of RAM, and a removable Kevlar rear shell.
As Android 4.3 has yet to ship, the smartphone currently runs a "near stock" version of Android 4.2.2. The "always-on" listening mode — which recognizes commands after a user says "OK Google Now" — must be enabled in settings; apparently the Moto X isn't passively listening by default. Additionally, device owners can train Moto X to better understand their voice, a detail first hinted at in a leaked carrier video. There's indeed a wrist flicking gesture that immediately opens up the camera app (another tidbit we learned from the Rogers video), and Motorola has included what our source refers to as an "Auto HDR" mode. And similar to Samsung's Galaxy S4, Moto X will also provide a summary of your notifications (and the current time) when you pick up the device after it's been idle for some time.
We're digging for more information and will report back as we learn more.