September is going to be a hectic month for the tech industry. With some of the big-ticket brands, including Samsung and Apple, are expected to their respective devices; another major player has been added to the growing list.
Motorola has scheduled a September 4 event for Chicago, where the company is expected to announce its much anticipated Moto 360, besides grand debut of next-generation Android-powered smart phones.
A press invite from the Moto G maker featured a rare glimpse of a watch icon, alongside icons hinting at the updated Moto G and the Moto X. In addition, there are chances to see a new Bluetooth headset to be unveiled at the same Sept 4 event.
It is a known fact that Motorola will soon be a part of Lenovo Group. As there is still a time left before the closing of the deal, Motorola would like to make a huge impact on consumers' with its upcoming devices. The Moto G was praised for its affordable price and terrific hardware. Similarly, the Moto X too went on to become a huge money spinner.
The forthcoming Moto 360 is already being touted to be an iWatch killer. So clearly users have high expectations from Motorola Mobility.
Why Motorola Chose September 4 for its launch date?
Obviously, the invite comes after months of rumors and speculations surrounding the launch of Motorola's upcoming devices. The company was rumored to launch the Moto X+1 and Moto 360 sometime in June- July time frame; though the launch didn't happen.
The invite comes a day after Samsung's Unpacked event to be held simultaneously in Berlin, Beijing and New York. Moreover, Apple is rumored to launch its new devices, including the much expected iPhone 6 at an event on September 9.
In the meanwhile, let's find out 5 cool devices from Motorola that are expected to get launch on September 4. Take a closer look into sliders below!
Motorola will indeed launch the retail availability of the Moto 360. The Android Wear powered intelligent watch comes with a unique round face, and appears to be way better compared to the LG G Watch and Samsung's Gear Live. The Moto 360 is expected to be compatible with all Android 4.3, Android 4.4 and Android L handsets and tablets.
A lot has been said and written about the successor to the Moto X. Yes indeed, the Moto X+1 is going to launch next month. The high-end handset is said to flaunt a 5.2-inch FHD display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 12MP rear camera and 2MP front facing camera. The device will run on the latest Android 4.4 kitkat out-of-the box. The sides of the phone could be made of aluminum, and also comes in a customizable wooden / leather wood back.
The success of the Moto G gave Motorola a much need boost. The Moto G2, which is rumored to be made available in the market later next month, could come with a 5-inch 720 HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, a micro SD card slot and more. As for its price, in Europe the device is expected to retail at around €250 (around Rs. 19,000) so it is a bit more expensive than the Moto G.
Google Nexus 6
Google Nexus 6, also referred as Motorola Shamu, was recently graced a benchmarking site. It is learnt that Motorola will lead the Nexus 6 project. As far as its specs, a Motorola-made Nexus 6 would come with a 5.2-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM. The upcoming device will run Android L mobile OS.
Motorola is rumored launch a large screen phablet and will likely to launch it sometime in the third quarter of this year. Though details are scarce at the moment, the Motorola XPlay will feature a 6.3-inch display. Some even refer this device as the Nexus 6. Interestingly, Apple is also rumored to launch a big screen phablet later this year.