The Moto X Pure Edition goes up for pre-order in the United States for on September 2nd.

It’s a smartphone with a 5.7 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, and 3GB of RAM. It’s the US-version of the Moto X Style smartphone, and it’ll only be available as a factory unlocked device.

The good news is that means you’ll be able to use it with any major US wireless carrier. The less good news is that you’ll have to pay full price for the phone. The pretty good news is that full price isn’t all that much: the Moto X Pure Edition sells for $400 and up.

moto x pure

The phone has a 21MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, stereo front-facing speakers, a 3,000 mAh battery, and support for Turbo charging.

It supports 4G LTE, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth 4.1, and NFC and the Moto X Pure Edition ships with Google Android 5.1 Lollipop software.

The entry-level model features 16GB of storage, but you’ll be able to pay etra for 32GB or 64GB models. Each version supports a microSD card for removable storage.

via @Motorola

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8 replies on “Moto X Pure Edition pre-orders open September 2nd for $400 and up”

  1. Zuk You Moto! Our Daddy Lenovo will keep you away from me where I live! You just wait and see….

  2. I was seriously considering Nextbit but what they really offer is nothing but seamless backup for apps. That is all that was offered and a promise of unlock boot loader. Otherwise there was nothing new or fancy about it. My music is in the clouds and so are my photos via Google photo. Then you have the option of SD card with instant gratification instead of jugling your space between the phone and the clouds. Finally 808 chip in Feb 2016 but you pay for the phone now. No wireless charging, only 2600 mAh, no quick charger includes unless they meet $1 million goal. No OIS in the camera. New company you never heard off support and warranty. 1080p resolution. Custom Rom capability but you will loose a feature that make this phone unique…backup apps on the cloud. And oh…no music back up either just photos,vidoes,and apps.

  3. With the new nextbit phone coming out and the 2 nexuses about to be announced it is hard to buy this.
    No fingerprint scanner, no usb type c, and no wireless charging.
    I don’t think it would be wise to buy a device without usb type c, because the old micro usb will slowly fade away…
    Then again, typing this on my retina macbook pro with no usb type c ports…

    1. Fingerprint readers are a great way to build an NSA database and for LEOs to get unwarranted complete access to your cellphone under duress (whereas you can’t be forced to give up passwords/pins/NFC smartcards).

      Also Nexus won’t have SD card slots and wireless charging is just a great way to make your phone hot and charge slow. I never use it on my phone. Plus Moto being a pure android experience with actual useful editions like gesture, customizable OK Google, Hint connections and more… I think it is like a better Nexus.

      The lack of USB Type C is lamentable but I’ve never had problems without it.

      1. Yeah, because the first thing everyone should consider when buying a new phone is what to do when the NSA comes a-calling…

        1. The point is, it is an OpSec nightmare to institute bio-metric scanning because it can be EASILY used against you by a LEO under force and you can be easily compelled to divulge your biometrics under court order.

          You however can’t be compelled to provide keys or pass-phrases under court order and it is much harder for an LEO to bend you until you cough them up.

          All around a bad idea, beyond the obvious fact that these fingerprints will be indexed by government officials to easily identify dissidents.

    2. no usb type-C should be a plus right now until type-c cables are universally available for cheap, unless of course, you like to be an early adopter and like paying extra or have extra hassles.

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