Moto X wooden back premium pricing seemingly uncovered

Android fans buying the new Moto X (for AT&T, at least) have the option to get their phones customized – this we know. We’ve gone over the process in some detail, and heard from Motorola about some extra options that will appear further down the line, like those beautiful wood veneers. While they definitely give the phone a premium look, so far we’ve been forced to gloss over one important detail, not knowing if these unusual materials would translate to a premium price for phones customized in such a manner. Nothing’s official just yet, but some code on Motorola’s site sure looks like it could provide some answers.

While normal color options like crimson, olive, or violet all all have fields labeled “price” set to zero, those wooden options like bamboo, teak, and ebony have that same field set to fifty. There are also a number of references to overall price points at around $200, $250, and $300 – that last one seems impossible at the moment, but would make sense for a 32GB model with one of these $50 wooden backs.

It’s not that surprising to learn of something along these lines, but $50 still feels a little steep. Assuming this turns out to be remotely accurate, are any of you having second thoughts about holding out for these wood options to arrive?


Source: Motorola
Via: Droid-life

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