Finally! Folks Down Under will be able to lay their hands on the popular smartphone from Motorola - the Moto X.
The Moto X is slated to hit Australian shelves before the end of this month and will be priced at AUD 549. Even though the Moto X, which was launched in 2013, is making its way to Australia a good seven months after its U.S. launch, Australian consumers can take solace in the fact that the smartphone made its way to the U.K., France and Germany in February this year.
The Moto X is the first phone released by Motorola since its acquisition by Google. However, since then Motorola Mobility has been acquired by Lenovo for $2.9 billion. The 4.7-inch Moto X has been lauded by tech pundits and consumers alike for its battery longevity and intuitive voice command feature. However, the smartphone is said to be a tad overpriced when taking into consideration the other features its offers.
"At Motorola our roots are deep in mobile hardware - we invented mobile communications," says John Demezieres, Account Director Motorola Mobility Australia. "Moto X fuses our history of mobile innovation with the best of Google mobile services to create experiences that no other smartphone can match."
For the uninitiated, the Moto X sports a 4.7-inch AMOLED display (720 p) and packs in a Quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, which is clocked at 1.7GHz. It has 2GB of RAM and packs in a 2200mAh battery. Camera-wise, the Moto X is not too shabby either and has a 10-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing one to help you take selfies. The smartphone also comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.
The Moto X is available in the U.S. with the customizable Moto Maker feature, whereby customers can design their own handsets with accents like wood panels. However, it is not known if the Moto Maker will be available for consumers in Australia.
The Moto X will be available in black and white color options in Australia at launch. The smartphone, however, will only be up for grabs via telco retailers and not online through the Motorola's website