Motorola XT1058 hits the FCC: Could this be the X Fon?

It’s been about a year since Google acquired Motorola, which means that pretty much every Motorola phone that’s been released since the acquisition was already in the works before Google got involved. Research, development, and production take time.

But that could change this year, and there’ve rumors of an upcoming Google-influenced Motorola device called the X Fon. While allegedly leaked photos have popped up a few times, Motorola has yet to confirm the phone’s existence.

Clearly the company is working on something, though. An unannounced handset called the Motorola XT1058 just passed through the FCC, and the label drawing looks a lot like the back of the phone in some of those leaked pictures.

Motorola XT1058

The FCC documents don’t tell us much about the device. It supports 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC and works with AT&T’s 4G LTE network.

If this is truly the first Google-influenced superphone from Motorola, odds are we’ll see versions for other wireless networks as well. Motorola and Verizon typically have a pretty chummy relationship, but it’s been a while since Motorola released a smartphone for the largest carrier in the US.

Update: Leaked benchmarks suggest the Motorola XT1058 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 dual core processor, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and a 1280 x 720 pixel display. If those specs are true, then it sounds like this would have been a top-tier device in 2012, but now it’s looking more like a mid-range smartphone.

via Droid LifePhoneScoop and TechTastic.nl

  • phissith

    Ahhh this so the X-phone is sporting 3D camera and video capabilities!

    • phissith

      I am not sure that is something to be excited about, sure its would be one of the first on a cell phone but more of something I really could or would ever use. I don’t even have 3D tv!!

  • Jon M.

    So far Google’s influence hasn’t been a good thing for Motorola phone owners with the removal of USB mass storage, USB charge only, speed dial, sleep mode and keyboard shortcuts for Droid 4 owners (if the keyboard isn’t bugging out due to the JB update).

    I don’t want a Nexus (in addition to the above, no SD card and no optional big battery). I don’t think Google will add features to a Motorola phone and not to a Nexus so I doubt I’ll be getting another Motorola again.

    Looks like Samsung is the only company that is at least keeping existing features so, while they’re ugly, I’ll probably get a Galaxy S phone next.