It was at the launch of the Moto X Play that we reported about Motorola India's plans to soon launch the bigger and more powerful Moto X variant - the Moto X Style - along with the updated Moto 360 smartwatch. The company then hinted about the upcoming launch of the phone by putting teasers on its social media account.
One of the teasers mentioned "Get ready to live life to the fullest & party in 15 minutes flat with the Moto X Style. Coming very soon!" And just a few days after building up the drama, it has finally revealed the date for the unveiling of Moto X Style in India. Motorola's much awaited Moto X Style smartphone is debuting in India on October 8.
Specifications and features
Back in July, Motorola first unveiled the its third generation of Moto X smartphone, the Moto X Style as its high-end flagship smartphone offering alongside the Moto X Play. These smartphones were accompanied by the Moto G (Gen 3).
The X Style boasts a powerful set of specifications suitable for a flagship smartphone. Talking about specs and features in detail, the Moto X Style flaunts a 5.7-inch display of QHD screen resolution with 1440x2560 pixels of resolution, against the 5.5-inch Full HD display of the X Play.
Inside the phone, a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor powers the performance of the device, which is supported with 3GB of RAM. As for storage space, the phone was unveiled in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage variants, all of which support external storage expansion via microSD card. We hope that all the three variants get launched in India.
The key feature of the X Style is its 21-megapixel primary camera, which comes with f/2.0 aperture and dual CCT flash aperture that can record videos at 4K resolution. Up front, you get a 5-megapixel selfie camera with 87-degree wide-angle lens. The The Moto X Play is also blessed with a similar camera set up.
Speaking of other features including battery and connectivity options, the Moto X Style runs on a 3000mAh battery that can last for up to 30 hours on a single charge, as per company claims, and is supported with Motorola's TurboPower 25 technology. The updated TurboCharger is capable of faster charging of the battery.
For connectivity, there is support for 4G, dual-SIM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other standard features.
In addition, the phone gets its famous water-repellent Nano-coating with IP52 certifications that protect it from accidental water splashes.
On the software front, the phone was introduced with Android Lollipop out of the box, however will be upgraded to the 6.0 Marshmallow version, which should reach users soon, considering that Motorola's phone are amongst the first few to receive latest Android updates.
Price and availability
Last month, Motorola India launched the Moto X Play smartphone at a highly aggressive price of Rs. 18,499 for the 16GB variant, and Rs. 19,999 for the 32GB variant. Amit Boni, MD - Motorola India, also told GizBot that the company does not worry much about the pricing as the company targets a specific set of audience who is willing to spend for a quality product that comes with smart features.
Considering the pricing of the Moto X Play, we expect the price of the Moto X Style smartphone to be about Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 27,000. This price is likely also because Google is all set to launch the Nexus smartphones for price starting from Rs. 31,999 (rumored price), and Motorola will be competing with the Nexus smartphones. Apart from Nexus smartphones, the phone will be up against the likes of OnePlus 2, Lenovo Vibe Shot and more in this space.