How does Motorola follow the Moto X? The little phone is the first to be produced by the company following its acquisition by Google, having cleared the decks of existing hardware such as the Droid Ultra beforehand, and if handled correctly, could signify Motorola’s resurgence in the smartphone world. A new rumor has named two devices which Motorola could be working on, the Motorola Droid Quantum and the Motorola Xplay.
Sadly, there’s no information on the Quantum at all, but we’d be surprised if the name was anything other than a codename. LG has already released a phone named Quantum. Running Windows Phone 7 and otherwise known as the Optimus 7Q, it was among the first bunch of Windows Phones back in 2010.
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has previously said he wants to introduce a cheaper version of the Moto X for the prepay market in the United States, but the Quantum is unlikely to be it. According to the rumor, the phone may be the successor to the Droid Ultra, and therefore potentially a Verizon exclusive.
The Xplay is rumored to be a Motorola smartphone/tablet hybrid with a screen measuring 6.3-inches. This makes slightly smaller than the Xperia Z Ultra, but identical to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, and Motorola’s first phablet. It’s a genre which is rapidly growing in popularity, with everyone from Nokia to HTC chasing after Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, the current phablet champion.
Although the Xplay name sounds plausible, again, someone has beaten Motorola to it. Chinese manufacturer Vivo produces a phablet called the Xplay, a 5.7-inch smartphone with a Snapdragon 600 processor and a 13-megapixel camera. There is a pretty popular video game show named X-Play, too. So, if the Xplay is coming, the name probably won’t stick.
Does this mean the rumors are false? No, but take them as very unofficial at the moment, and for the names to be changed before they’re properly announced.
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