We all know new smartphone releases, especially in the high-end segment, often bring consistent discounts on oldies that thus become goldies, but there’s only so much a top-tier OEM like Motorola can afford to knock off before starting to lose money and deciding it’s best to retire a beloved two-year-old.
For the second-generation Moto X, commercially launched way back in the fall of 2014, that “breaking point” is probably $150. We thought it was $200 a few weeks ago, but it turns out Lenovo can do even better in its attempt to clear out inventory as the Moto X 2016 looms large.
150 bucks, mind you, will hook you up with a customizable GSM unlocked variant of the Moto X (2nd gen), free from “unnecessary software”, loaded up with 32GB digital hoarding space, Snapdragon 801 processing power, 2GB RAM, and sporting a sharp Full HD 5.2-inch AMOLED screen.
To take advantage of the time-limited deal set to expire tomorrow, on May 17, visitors of the manufacturer’s US e-store need to apply the “SPRINGISHERE” promo code to their orders before checking out. Otherwise, you’ll still pay the “full” $200.
Technically, the same coupon is valid on 64GB model purchases, but unfortunately, at the time of publication, both that and the entry-level 16 gig versions are listed as out of stock. Possibly for good, though it’s worth keeping an eye on your local Moto Maker for prospective miraculous returns.
And remember, the 2015-released Moto X Pure Edition, aka X Style, is superior in every conceivable way, but it starts at an arguably less palatable $350 unlocked.