Moto X 2016 Release Date Approaching As Discounted ‘Pure Edition’ Made Available

Moto X 2016 Release Date Approaching As Discounted ‘Pure Edition’ Made Available
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Motorola may have not axed the Moto X line after all. New reports have surfaced that the handset believed to have been shelved in favor of the Moto Z is set for release, as it was spotted on GFXBench.


On the listing, the Moto X 2016 was under the handle Motorola XT1650, carrying some pretty interesting specs. Among the specifications for the device include:

  • 5.5-inch QHD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • 32 GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD)
  • 21 MP/ 16 MP dual-lens main camera capable of capturing 4K videos
  • 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box

Also Read: CyanogenMod 13 Nightlies OS for Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Tab S2, OnePlus 2, Moto X Pure Available for Download

Misreading Moto Z

Motorola cleared the air on misleading assumptions that the Moto X line was getting axed. The improved Moto Z was meant to offer a different and high-end experience but not to replace the Moto X variant.

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Best Time To Get A Moto X Pure Edition

Further bolstering the belief on the release of Moto X 2016, a bundled deal involving a Moto X Pure Edition and a Moto 360 Sport smartwatch surfaced. B&H Photo Video is offering the bundle for $399.99, which accounts for about $200 in savings. The deal is tempting mostly because of the Moto X Pure Edition that has impressive features.

Read: Moto X 2016 Release Date, Specs, Features & What We Know About Motorola’s New Handset

Among the specs the Moto X Pure Edition has to offer include a 5.7-inch QHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, a 21 MP main camera and front-facing loud speakers.

With that said, folks who are on the prowl for a sensible smartphone to get in the market may want to seriously consider this offer. It looms a cost-friendly solution with a tested device that hit the market only last year. To date, it still looms as the best phone for its price range made even sweeter with a wearable in tow.

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