Motorola has confirmed that it would release the successor to the Moto X later this summer. A new report claims that the Verizon Moto X + 1 will be released on Sept. 25.
We recently reported that the second-generation Moto X, Moto X + 1 made an appearance on Geekbench, revealing the upcoming flagship smartphone's specs. It will feature a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a fast 2.46Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 12-megapixel camera and a very thin case with an aluminum frame.
Droid Life is now reporting that Verizon is planning on launching the Moto X + 1 on Sept. 25. Its source was not able to confirm if this date applies to other carriers or strictly Verizon.
There have also been reports that Motorola plans on launching the Moto 360 smartwatch at the same time as the Moto X +1 since the smartwatch is an accessory to the smartphone.
Consumers currently have only two options when it comes to choosing an Android Wear-based smartwatch; the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live. Both devices include similar specs, features and use square touchscreen displays. LG and Samsung have already begun selling their offerings, while Motorola has remained very secretive about the Moto 360, which will offer a third Android Wear-based option to consumers. The company still maintains that the device will ship "later this summer."
The Moto 360 Android Wear-based smartwatch has quickly become the star of the first-generation Android Wear smartwatches and it hasn't even shipped yet. What makes the Moto 360 so popular and unique is simple; it has a familiar round watch face and premium build, something many users are already used to with wristwatches.
Some of Motorola's secrets recently leaked and the device comes with wireless charging capabilities built-in, heart rate sensor and pedometer (so far). It was also said to have longer battery life than either of LG or Samsung's offerings.
Soon we will learn if the Moto 360 will be released simultaneously with the Moto X +1, and if the rumored late September launch date for the smartphone is accurate. As always, it's best to take reports of unannounced devices with a huge grain of salt. We'll keep you posted on any new information.