Motorola steps into China again on January 26 by launching three new devices, namely the new Moto X, Moto X Pro and the Moto G with 4G LTE. Pre-orders are being taken for the Moto G and the Moto X, and the Moto X Pro (re-branded Nexus 6) was also shown.
We already reported about Motorola’s plans to re-enter China couple of weeks ago. Now, people in China can pre-order the new Moto X whose price is starting at 2,999 Chinese Yuan (US $479), which will ship by the first week of February, 2015. The Moto X 2nd Gen will be available in wood and leather black colour options much like India and will also be the first device to run on Android 5.0 Lollipop in China.
The Motorola Moto X Pro (re-branded Nexus 6) and Moto G LTE will be available in the later half of February, 2015. Eventually, Motorola would be bringing the Moto Maker to China in the coming months along with the Moto 360 and Moto Hint Bluetooth Headset.
The Motorola Moto X and the Moto X Pro will come with LTE radios which will work with all three major Chinese carriers while the Moto G will come with two dual SIM variants for CMCC/China Unicom and China Telecom. Motorola has been acquired by Lenovo for US $2.9 Billion last year and hence it is making a comeback in China.
Moto X Pro Specifications
The Motorola Moto X Pro features a 6-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) AMOLED display which is similar to the Nexus 6 but designed exclusively for China. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 2.7 GHz quad-core Krait 450 processor which has 3GB of RAM and comes with Adreno 420 GPU. The device runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.
On the camera front, it has a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization. It comes with Dual LED ring flash and has a f/2.0 aperture. It also records 4K video at 30 frames per second. The Moto X Pro comes with a 2-megapixel front facing camera for your selfies and you can also do HD video conferencing.
On the connectivity front, the Motorola Moto X Pro has standard WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC as well as comes with 4G LTE and 3G/HSPA+ connectivity. The phablet packs in a 3,220 mAh battery under the hood and Google promises Standby time (Ambient Display on) up to 250 hours.