With Google I/O less than a week away, we are hoping there will be some Motorola X phone-related announcements at the event. However, even if there’s no mention of the smartphone at the event, there’s too much evidence on offer for the existence of such a phone.
The first handset to truly come from the union of Google and Motorola has leaked earlier, and now there’s another AnTuTu benchmark test that points to its existence. We have seen plenty of benchmark leaks in the past in relation to the X phone, but it must be noted that these scores can be faked easily. The latest AnTuTu benchmark score comes from Japanese blog Ameblo and shows a phone codenamed obake_verizon; the score and specs are similar to the previous leak. This phone too has the same model number as the Motorola XT1055, which also appeared on the AnTuTu site earlier.
The Japanese word obake sometimes is translated to ghost
Through that rumour, we also learnt that the XT1055 smartphone is codenamed Ghost. Interestingly, obake is sometimes translated from the native Japanese as ghost, which indicates that the X phone might be headed to Verizon as well as AT&T. This is in line with an even older speculation that the X phone will be launching on all major US carriers. Moreover, both benchmark scores show the device powered by a quad-core 1.7GHz processor and running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
In any case, an announcement is not far off. The X phone is slated for release in the second half of the year and is expected to pack in some world-beating internals. Reportedly, Google is going with a 1080p display on an edge-to-edge 5-inch display. The phone will reportedly have a very rugged shell and Google is said to be focussing on giving users the best battery life possible through a combination of power management and a large capacity battery.