In amongst stories about Samsung’s next flagship and a possible cut-price iPhone, the Google and Motorola collaboration is just about keeping its head above water in the torrent of recent smartphone rumours.
With the search giant having purchased what had once been the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones, the two firms are widely thought to be working closely on an Android device that will be fully endorsed by Google.
The X Phone, as reports claim it will be called, is still well under wraps, but purported specs of the device have now emerged thanks to smartphone blog Android World.
Those specs are impressive, with the device clearly aimed the high end market. They include a quad-core Tegra 4i processor, a 4.7-inch full 1080p HD display and a 16 megapixel camera. Also rumoured are a 5 megapixel front-facing camera and a new version of Android, widely believed to be next iteration Key Lime Pie.
Android World is pretty specific about the size of the handset as well, with reported dimensions of 131.2 x 66.7 x 7.9mm pointing towards a very slim device.
Finally, there is talk of eye-detection scrolling technology, something which sounds similar to that rumoured to feature on Samsung’s upcoming flagship handset.
As with stories of this nature, concrete details have yet to emerge. However, with Google reportedly swinging the axe and cutting 1,200 jobs at Motorola Mobility and rumours circulating that the manufacturer could become Google’s hardware arm, it stands to reason that this device could be the last released under the Motorola brand.