Motorola X Phone XT1055 leak points to Snapdragon 600 processor
Posted on 2 May 2013 at 09:43, by Gareth Halfacree
Additional details of the Motorola X Phone, the long-rumoured handset due to be the first developed by the company since its acquisition by Google, have leaked out courtesy of a benchmarking package.
The first hints as to the capabilities of the Motorola X Phone leaked back in February, suggesting that Google would be launching the device as a Motorola-branded handset at its annual Google I/O conference this month. Expected to be based around a 4.8in or 5in display, with the same weatherproofing and Kevlar casing as the Intel-powered Razr i, the device sounded promising indeed - and the hype only built when an executive at Australian mobile network Telestra described the device as a "real breakthrough, a game-changer that will put pressure on Samsung and Apple".
In March, an additional leak suggested that Google was looking to create a more compact device, giving the Motorola X Phone a 4.7in display with a 1,080x1,920 resolution and Nvidia's Tegra 4i quad-core ARM-based processor, along with a 16 megapixel camera on the rear of the device and a five megapixel camera on the front - both higher resolutions than is common on smartphones today.
Now, benchmark results spotted by Japanese-language site RBMen suggest that the Motorola X Phone will not include Nvidia's Tegra processor, but instead the Snapdragon 600 chip from rival Qualcomm. Its four high-performance processors run at 1.7GHz, making it a powerful chip which has already hit the market in Samsung's Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.
Sadly, few other details regarding the handset made it through to the benchmark result - aside from the fact that it will be able to keep up with the most powerful rival devices, and goes by the model name XT1055. Running Android 4.2.2, the latest publicly-available version of Google's open-source mobile operating system, there's currently no clue as to whether the company is planning to unveil the device at its upcoming I/O conference later this month.
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