Motorola schedules smartphone launch event, hardware will be “priced for all”

With evidence pointing to a new Motorola Android on the horizon, we’ve been actively speculating about what might be next for the company. Reports of several different models have been floating around, from a seemingly high-end model with a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, to an LTE version of the Moto G, or even a very thin handset. We’re still not sure exactly what we’re getting next, but today we learn when to expect answers, as Motorola schedules a launch event for Tuesday, May 13.

We’re still waiting to get the full launch picture on Motrola’s Moto 360 smartwatch, but this invitation is clear that for this event we’re looking at a new smartphone, in particular. Motorola’s copy describes a phone that’s both “made to last” and “priced for all,” suggesting we’ll see another budget-priced handset cut from the same cloth as the Moto X or Moto G, and possibly one with a bit of rugged construction. That has us wondering if maybe that 6.2mm-thick rumor is talking about something other than the device Motorola is bringing to this event.

But what about that 5.2-incher? Could this be the X + 1 we’ve heard about, and could Motorola deliver it at a Moto-X-level price? The company’s flexibility with the Moto X’s pricing (with another sale popping up tomorrow) has us thinking that it very well might be able to deliver hardware even more affordably than it has been, but that could just as easily translate into making available some beefier specs at the same budget price.

Really, though, at this point we’re not too confident what to expect. We’ve still got two weeks to go until the event, at least, with ample time for new leaks to turn up on our doorstep.

Source: The Verge

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