New Motorola Handset Spotted in a Fresh Leak Running on Android L; Likely Moto X+1 or Droid

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | July 11, 2014 1:40 PM EST

The officially unannounced Motorola's upcoming handset Moto X+1, also referred as Moto X2, is back in news. In June, TK Tech News released couple of videos showcasing the alleged Moto X+1 with 4K recording capability. But now, the same source has come up with a set of images and videos of a new device from Motorola, sent to them by an unidentified source.

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Attendees play a check-in game to win prizes by tapping their NFC-enabled Android smartphones at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco June 25, 2014.

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However, the publication could not confirm if the new device is, in fact, the Moto X+1. On the contrary, the site gauges that the alleged device could also be a new Droid device, if not Moto X+1. Going by the sheer size of the device shown in the video and also in comparison to the Nexus 5 placed side-by-side, the handset easily crosses 5 inches diagonally. Therefore, it looks bigger than the 4.95-inches LG Nexus 5, says Phone Arena. [Scroll down to watch the video.]

If this is not mysterious enough, the handset in focus runs on Google's latest Android L OS. Also, the tech portal says that typically Google allows mobile manufacturers to take a first look at any new OS version, in order for the manufacturer to start the development process. Hence there is a possibility that Motorola with Android L preview version would have come up with a prototype device for the purpose of testing and evaluating Android L OS.

Nevertheless, more information on this mysterious device will be on its way in the following weeks. The Motorola Moto X+1 (Moto X2) release date is expected to be in August. On that note, here are some of the rumoured specifications of the upcoming Moto X+1 from Motorola.

Moto X+1 (Quick Specs)

- 5.2-inches AMOLED display with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution

- Powered by a quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor

- 2 GB of RAM

- 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage

- microSD support

- 12 MP rear-facing camera and a 5 MP secondary camera unit

- 2900 mAh battery

- NFC support

- 4K video recording capability

Here is the video from TK Tech News showing the mysterious new device placed side-by-side with LG Nexus 5:

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Attendees play a check-in game to win prizes by tapping their NFC-enabled Android smartphones at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco June 25, 2014.
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