High-end Google Motorola X phone coming in 2013 to challenge Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Apple’s iPhone 5?
Although Motorola did release a few high-end Android smartphones lately – notably the Atrix HD and the Razr HD – the company is still struggling to compete with Samsung and Apple, which rule the smartphone market at the moment.
However, now that Google has acquired Motorola Mobility, they can both work closely to deliver devices that can truly take on the competition.
According to The WSJ, the first such device is codenamed the “X phone”, and should be launched sometime next year. Reportedly, the new handset will have cutting-edge features. Motorola and Google wanted it to sport a bendable screen – but it obviously encountered manufacturing difficulties. Still, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside declared the company is “investing in a team and a technology that will do something quite different than the current approaches.” So it all sounds promising.
It’s said that the X phone isn’t going to be part of Motorola’s Droid family. However, it’s not clear if it will be included in Google’s Nexus series.
After the X phone, Motorola and Google will also release an X tablet. Unfortunately, at the moment there are no details about this tablet.
In the first half of next year, Samsung will launch its next-generation flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S4. This and Apple’s iPhone 5 will be the handsets that the Motorola X phone should try to go after. Let’s wait and see if it can do it.