Motorola Mobility recently confirmed the September 4 event in Chicago, where it is expected to unveil new devices to solidify its position against big players such as Samsung and Apple.
While an event in the first week of September would line up closely with IFA Berlin tech show, however, there is still no confirmation on what exactly we'll be seeing at the event. Of course there have been a lot of rumors and speculations surrounding the arrival of the Moto G2, Moto X+1 and Moto 360.
Simultaneously, it is being reported that Motorola is secretly working on the successor to the Nexus 5 smartphone codenamed ‘Shamu'. Reliable sources in the past too have revealed that Google and Motorola are partnering on a new Nexus smartphone. The purported handset is codenamed ‘Shamu' and will flaunt a large 5.9-inch screen.
Today, GizBot can confirm that Motorola is indeed preparing to unveil a smartphone codenamed ‘Shamu'. Yes, the so-called ‘Shamu' smartphone was shipped into India for demo purpose dated August 20, 2014, according to a Zauba manifest. The document dated 20 August (Zauba listing) tracks two devices (of course, the Motorola Shamu) and its price in India Rs. 34,928. A new Motorola handset bearing a model number XT 1112 exists in reality, it seems.
The model number for the Shamu ( XT 1112) isn't surprising at all, following the same scheme as Motorola used for its current and future lineup ( Moto E - XT 1022; Moto G - XT 1033; Moto G2 - XT 1068; Moto X - XT 1055 ; Moto X+1 - XT 1097). Based on the given info, we can sense that the upcoming ‘Shamu' handset might be closer to the Moto X+1. Again, there is no evidence available to prove our point. We'll bring you any new info as and when we hear it from our close sources.
Just a day back we reported that Motorola will likely to launch nine new devices in the next four months. Today, Twitter leakster @evleaks is giving the tech media a farewell gift in the form of a press shot of the upcoming Moto X+1. The new press render shows the wooden back design of the forthcoming handset. Looks like the Moto X+1 won't look too different from its predecessor.
Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!