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.
Motorola Moto G: S4 Pro (1.5GHz x 4), 4.7" 720p, 8GB or 16GB, 8MP, LG-made 1950mAh, starts free on contract [via tip] pic.twitter.com/0lJPnbMEsr
— @evleaks (@evleaks) October 31, 2013
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