The leakiest and one of the most mysterious phones in recent history just got a little less mysterious as @evleaks dropped the first official press renders onto our sleepy heads late Friday night. The OS is close to stock (it's Android 4.2.2 for now, but we fully expect 4.3 soon after its release), the cameras are where they're supposed to be, the on-screen buttons make us happy, and overall, it's not such a bad-looker for a mid-spec, affordable device.

The specs we've been able to independently confirm include:

  • A dual-core (not quad-core) Qualcomm S4 Pro MSM8960DT 1.7GHz CPU, Adreno 320 GPU (I'm not actually sure what the "d" stands for in the processor model number)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 720x1184 4.7" (about 4.5" without on-screen buttons) display
  • 2.1MP front-facing camera / 10.5MP rear camera
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 16GB internal memory, 12GB of which is user-accessible (at least in one variant)
  • NFC
  • 2,200 mAh battery (tipped by @evleaks and the fact I've confirmed in FCC docs)
  • About 18-19K AnTuTu score
  • About 7100 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme score

Remember, Motorola wants this phone to be affordable, so it doesn't sport high-end flagship specs. It will try to make up for the lack of the latest and greatest hardware by being free from custom skin bloat and having more context-aware features than any Android device in existence.

Motorola will unveil the Moto X on August 1st in NYC.

Update: Side view.

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Update #2: In white:


Source: TheUnlockr