UPDATE: P3Droid, who has long been a source of Motorola info, says that the Moto X Pure Edition will begin shipping the week of September 13.
ORIGINAL: Remember last month when Motorola said that the Moto X Pure Edition would launch on September 3, but then deleted that announcement. Turns out that it wasn’t too far off.
Motorola just sent out a Tweet that says that the Moto X Pure Edition will be available for pre-order tomorrow, September 2. Motorola has previously said that the Moto X Pure Edition will start at $399, and you’ll be able to add premium backs and more storage though Moto Maker if you’d like. An exact launch date hasn’t yet been announced.
The Moto X Pure Edition will be sold unlocked, and Motorola says that you’ll be able to use it across all four major US carriers. The phone comes with a 5.7-inch 2560x1440 display, 21-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera (each with its own flash), Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of storage, a 3000mAh battery, and a body that’s covered in water-repellent coating.
On paper, the Moto X Pure Edition looks like a solid addition to the Moto X family, so long as you’re ok with carrying a phone with a large display. The big question is whether or not the new Moto X’s camera will be able to perform better than the cameras of its predecessors, which have been lackluster.
Will you be pre-ordering a Moto X Pure Edition?