[Updated] X Phone Rumors: XFON on AT&T Passes FCC & Specs Likely to Disappoint (Not)

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  1. dgstorm

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    Update: Thanks to a tip from pc747, and a writeup from Android Authority which focused on a different aspect of this story, we need to make a correction. In the graphics benchmark of this device we see that the graphic performance numbers are off the charts and blow away any device currently available, including the SGS4 and the HTC One. This could mean a few different things, either the graphics story was completely fake, or perhaps the specs listed are inaccurate. Here's a quote with the benchmark results,

    If this is not a fake benchmark, then it is possible the hardware in the new X Phone could be ridiculously fast in the graphics department. Some are even speculating the device will be coming with the Snapdragon 800, but the benchmark results simply register the wrong device in their database because the Snapdragon 800 is so new! Sorry we didn't catch that before. :)


    We have a couple of X Phone rumors to share today, and one of them seems to continue the gloomy Monday morning news trend started by the previous Google I/O story. First, if you remember not too long ago, one of Google's execs indicated that the next Motorola device would not "wow" us. If the most recent benchmarks for a device with the model name XT1058 and internal codename "Ghost" are any indication, that Google exec was dead-on in his assessment. Some specs popped up at a Benchmarking site for a device with precisely those names, and the specs were pretty disappointing,
    • 4.7" 720p display 1196x720 resolution
    • Snapdragon S4 Pro 1700MHz and an Adreno 320 GPU
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 32GB of storage with no SD card expansion
    • Android 4.2.2
    As you can see these are pretty lackluster, and seem more in-line to compete with last years models rather than the current cream of the crop.

    The worst part of this is that the second rumor seems to corroborate this one. A new Motorola device just passed through the FCC on its way to AT&T. This device was labeled XFON ATT and had the model name XT1058. With the possibility that we may not even hear anything concrete about this at Google I/O in a couple of days, does this affect any purchasing decisions you might make?

    Source: FCC & GFXBench
     
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    .....we are in May of 2013 right? This is not 2012? I'm really confused here......
     
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    If Motorola releases this device with those specs, I'm jumping ship. Been trying to find a reason to stay with them, but I'm getting really tired of always being behind the curve with them.

    Guess that means I'll have to get the S4. I really want the IR blaster, and I've not seen anything else about the HTC One coming out on Verizon.
     
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    Motorola was always a head and Sammy was always behind but not anymore looks like things flipped around

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    Always had moto but jumped ship last month for the same reason

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    I'm not sure this is really disappointing - maybe the rumor that this was to be a flagship device was unfounded.

    The question is when will Moto and HTC learn from Apple and Sammie and figure out you hit/target the low and mid-tier markets by discounting older versions of the same flagship phone?
     
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    You nailed it right there Kodiak. This is precisely the business model everyone should be following.
     
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    Can you say "Galaxy S4" ......... I have. :happy3:
     
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    That's the same story I referenced in my article. ;)
     
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    That's where I got it from. Was using it to make a point that right now it is hard to make heads or tails of this device (or devices based on other articles) so for those ready to swear off Motorola let's wait for some officials first. (I know irony from a guy posting from his "Samsung-SGH-1317”).

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