Ever since Google acquired Motorola Mobility in May of last year, there have been a lot of speculations as to whether it will be the next Google Nexus 5, or if it will be released under Motorola’s own brand name.
Let’s take a look at the rumored specs of this Motorola X to see if it has the X-factor to be the next Google Nexus.
The Motorola X Phone is alleged to use a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800, 2 up to 2. 3 GHz quad-core processor, a 4.8 Full HD screen display, a scratch resistant Sapphire glass protection, 1280 X 768 resolution, IP57 certified or water-resistant, a 4000 mAh battery and running on Android 5 Key Lime Pie.
If the rumored specs are true, the Motorola X does seem to have the X- Factor, consumers are looking for in their next Smartphone. The 4000 mAh battery is enough incentive for the consumers to switch phones.
But that doesn’t seem to be enough. According to IDC analyst Francisco Jeronimo, “Motorola right now is not associated with quality” and network operators push brands like Samsung, Nokia, HTC etc.
The analyst believes that the only way for Motorola to gain back its popularity is to develop a Smartphone with impeccable specs and offered at a good price.
Inside there are rumors that Google is playing favorites with regard to Motorola, and these rumors are enough to spike jealousy among Google’s partner manufacturers such as Samsung, LG and HTC.
If Motorola X Phone is chosen by Google to be Nexus 5, it has the potential of becoming an instant success, considering the remarkable specs and the bargain price of a Google Nexus. Will this appear as favoritism in the eyes of its partners?
However, if Google decides to launch Motorola X under its own name, as per analyst Jeronimo, it should be at a good price to capture the market. That puts Google at a quandary, if it offers Motorola X at a price comparable to Nexus, it will become a stiff competition for its existing Nexus Smartphones. And if it offers Motorola X at a high cost, will the consumers pick it up, considering that Motorola is yet to prove itself as a quality Smartphone manufacturer?
So, whether the new Motorola X Phone has the X- Factor to be Google’s new Nexus, the answer is Yes!