$200 Moto DVX with dual-SIM support to take on emerging and pre-paid markets?
The biggest disappointment when Moto X was announced was its price.
The somewhat lower specs (smaller display, no Snapdragon 800, nor even 600 CPU) leaked before launch , and Google’s aggressive pricing of its own Nexus devices led many to believe that their first Moto flagship will be sold cheaply, too. That didn’t happen, and Moto X turned out to be among priciest smartphones in its class.
But Motorola does indeed have less expensive device called Moto DVX in the works. And, if the latest rumor is to be believed, it will be priced really cheap.
Yesterday a picture of green Moto DVX cover was posted on Weibo, with the account owner claiming he knows the price and some specs for it. According to him, Moto DVX will have a 4.5” non-super AMOLED display, dual-SIM card slot and easily removable colorful covers. And will cost 1200-1500 Yuan, which is only $195-245 in US dollars.
If that information is true, Moto DVX, made by a contract manufacturer in China, is most likely headed to the emerging markets where dual-SIM support and low price are the key selling points of any Android smartphone. It might make it to Europe too, as a cheap pre-paid option.
DVX’s chances of turning up in the U.S, at least in the configuration above, are slim to none. But who knows, maybe for the home market Motorola will come up with a tad more expensive “Made in the USA” version, with customization options?