If you can tear your gaze away from KitKat and Nexus news today, there's actually other stuff going on in the Android world. The indefatigable Evleaks has just posted what he claims is a photo (of a photo) of the Moto G, which he himself was sent via a tip. It looks a lot like the Moto X, but as some have predicted, with more low-end specs.

According to the tweet, the phone will use the same screen size and resolution as the Moto X, and both the front and rear of the body look remarkably similar to Motorola's current flagship. Underneath it's claimed to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core running at 1.5Ghz. Whether this is an adapted version of Motorola's X8 system-on-a-chip (which itself is a customized Qualcomm design) isn't known. Evleaks goes on to say that the phone will have either 8GB or 16GB of storage, use a 1950mAh battery provided by LG, and start at zero dollars on-contract, carrier unknown.

The specifications and price indicate that this phone will almost certainly not be made in the same Texas plant as the Moto X, and this phone may indeed be the low-cost DVX variant we've heard about before. The phone might be intended for regional carriers in the US and a wider global distribution. There's still a lot we don't know about it (with RAM and camera being crucial hardware points), but I've never seen Evleaks post a device that didn't eventually come to market. The real question will be how much the device will cost off-contract, and whether a free phone will be worth it now that the X is a hundred dollars cheaper.

Source: EVleaks Twitter

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • NF

    Seems like an international version, probably targeted in developing nations, running 4.4.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    Isn't the Moto X already low-end?

    • Nope

      Either you dont understand what is low end or my LG L9 is an entry device.

      • intekmdma

        I thought the L9 was an entry device >.>

    • Jonathan Zelayandia

      It's only "low-end" on paper, but is very much a high end performing device

      • JensAstrup

        Just a disclaimer upfront: I'm a Brand Ambassador for the Moto X. I had the HTC One prior to the job, but I exclusively use my Moto X now. I had the same initial hesitation but it performs extremely well. (Though, to be fair, I do most intensive things like gaming and streaming on my tablets)

    • ProductFRED

      It's a very efficient device. It uses a dual-core Snapdragon S4 for computation but retains the Adreno 320 GPU from the S600. Battery savings when you're not gaming, power when you are.

    • Kenton Douglas

      It's not low end at all (not even on paper); and it doesn't have "last years specs" either - Krait 300 cores weren't available then. The GPU outperforms any Snapdragon 600 (Galaxy S4, HTC One, etc), as does the F2FS file system. The iPhone 5s is the only other device on the market with a dedicated contextual core (M7), and no other phone (Nexus 5 included) implements voice activation from sleep.

  • Sam

    Moto G(lobal)

    • Kenni Odelheim

      ..or Moto G(oogle). Thinking a Play Store version with stock android 4.4?

      • Kenton Douglas

        Agreed. This is the Nokia 520 killer.

  • Arthur Dent

    So it's basically the Nexus 4 in Moto clothing?

  • Danny Theriault

    Come on moto, we're dying for a true flagship here!

  • guest

    Too much Nexus 5 and Kit Kat in our lives... Nobody has time for this phone at this particular moment

  • Matt Curl

    Here it is on the android website, bottom right hand corner of the picture under the blue box.http://www.android.com/phones-and-tablets/

    I posted this on reddit too and I tried to get android police to see it.

  • http://trapchan.blogspot.com trapchan

    My Nexus 4 have become low-end now ... :(

  • Freak4Dell

    I can't wait for all the retards that are going to talk about how this has a quad-core processor while the Moto X has a dual core processor.