By Stephen Schenck | July 9, 2013 3:34 PM
Motorola’s been a tricky smartphone manufacturer to get a read on lately. In some ways, like with the Moto X, it feels like Google’s influence is really trying to steer the company’s products in a certain new direction, but there are also these projects like the Droid Ultra and Maxx that feel more like Motorola following in its old footsteps. The latest rumor to arrive about where Motorola’s heading next looks to the European market, and claims that the company could be looking to release a very affordable higher-end phone.
Details are a little light, but ADSLZONE claims to have heard from its sources that Motorola will follow-up the Moto X with this model, but while Moto X sales concentrate on the US, this phone would be for Europe. Hardware-wise, decent specs like a quad-core chip and 2GB of RAM have been mentioned, but at the moment they sound more like speculation than a real leak.
The important thing would be the price, selling under 250 EUR – what works out to about $320. If you’re in the US that might not sound so great, since the Nexus 4 here can be had as cheaply as $300, but in Europe the Nexus 4 sells for something like 300 EUR – or $380 – if not even more. Even if this Motorola model isn’t significantly more powerful than a Nexus 4, the price alone could make it a winner.
Supposedly, this phone could arrive before the end of the year.