Motorola Announces Two New Moto X Models – Moto X Style and Moto X Play

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Along with the new Moto G, Motorola announced two new Moto X models today, the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play. The Moto X Style is Motorola’s latest flagship while the Moto X Play combines great specs with a reasonable price.

The Moto X Style sports a 5.7 inch quad HD display, which works out to 515 PPI. It is powered by the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 which can be found in the LG G4. It’s got 3GB of RAM onboard and comes in three storage options – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The Moto X Play, on the other hand, makes do with a 5.5 inch full HD display and is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615. It’s got “only” 2GB of RAM and has two internal storage options – 16GB and 32GB. Both phones support microSD cards of up to 128GB.

Both the Moto X Style and Moto X Play have a 21MP rear facing camera with dual LED flash. Motorola describes this camera as the “best in class.” The Moto X Style has a wide angle 5MP front facing camera with front facing flash, while the Moto X Play makes do with a regular 5MP front facing camera.

The new Moto X Style

The new Moto X Style

The Moto X Style has a 3,000mAh battery, which some may feel is too small, though it remains to be seen how good it is in day to day use. The Moto X Play has a beefier 3,630mAh battery which should last a lot longer, especially since it has a full HD display, as opposed to the quad HD display found on the Moto X Style.

There is also a Pure Edition of the Moto X Style. This variant will be unlocked and it’ll have stock Android. It also boasts universal LTE, which means it can be used with any carrier in the USA.

The new Moto X Play

The new Moto X Play

Both phones can be customised using Motorola’s popular Moto Maker tool. Motorola hasn’t released the pricing of either phone, though the Moto X Style will be priced “$200 to $300″ less than competing phones, while the Moto X Play will be priced $300 – $400” less than its rivals. The Moto X Style Pure Edition can be had for $399. Regional availability hasn’t been disclosed entirely, though we know that the Moto X Play won’t make it to the USA.

Check out the promo video Motorola made for the Moto X Play below.

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