It's a battle of "he said, she said" that sounds like an angry couple going through a bad divorce. We have a new rumor for the Motorola X Phone today that supposedly completely debunks yesterday's NXT rumor. According to AusDroid, the pic above is the original and unaltered pic that was transformed into the rumored pic from our story yesterday. They have confirmed that the above pic is simply a fan render of a fictional device. That means the pic from yesterday for the NXT phone from Motorola is simply a fake of a fake. This also means the phone is still likely to be called the X Phone (unless that's just an internal codename).
Additionally, they have a few specs that are supposedly more concrete, and also debunk the rumored specs from yesterday. Here's the scoop,
While some of this "news" might be readily appreciated, we still find it highly suspect as well. First, it's hard not to appreciate the idea that Motorola plans to focus on better optics instead of raw MegaPixels, but we have never seen a 10MP camera in a phone before. The 5-inch display part isn't too unusual since that seems to be the trending display size du jour right now, so this is quite possible. Finally, a Qualcomm dual-core chip doesn't make much sense since they could just as easily put one of the newer quad-core Snapdragons in there.Ausdroid has exclusively received a tip from a well-placed individual, who has told us that:
- Camera will be 10mp rear (unconfirmed front of 5mp). Rumours of a 16mp rear camera are just not true, and aren’t realistic. Better optics, not higher megapixels, are what’s needed in the mobile space, and you’d have to expect that Motorola, of all companies, would know this.
- 5 inch 1080HD screen (although currently Motorola are having troubles sourcing a secure supplier for this screen and may move down to the 4.7 1080 HD if supplies are available for launch). This part we find a little harder to believe — surely the size of the screen is going to have a fairly sizeable impact on the design of the device, and wouldn’t be left down to late supply issues.
- It will be a Qualcomm dual core processor but unknown on exact details. This makes some sense, given what we know about Qualcomm chips and LTE performance, but it remains the case that the Nvidia Tegra 4i could be used.
Regardless of the viability of these specs, we are pleased to see the truth behind the NXT rumor. While the teasing of a NXT Phone wasn't a bad marketing strategy, the name X Phone just conjures up a far more mysterious and engaging impression. There was one other tidbit of info from this cache of intel, and that is that the X Phone will likely not be arriving in Australia. Here's a quote with more detail,
What do you guys think of this anti-rumor rumor?The big news is that the X Phone as of last Friday is not going worldwide and Australia may miss out on the device due to market size. Motorola are only going in invest into countries that can gaurentee a 25k sell-in of the device for the major carrier (Telstra in this case) which as yet Australia cannot commit to. Telstra will need to commit to this quantity as a minimum for the handset to come to market and as yet Telstra have only said they will commit to 15k maximum. If they dont order the extra 10k, there will be no X-Phone in Australia. They also have only until end of this month to commit their orders so its looking very unlikely Australia will get the X-Phone.