Former Google owned company Motorola has unveiled its latest lineup of devices at Berlin’s IFA – the second generation of its voice activated Moto X and the affordable Moto G, in addition to its round Moto 360 wearable device.
The new Moto X has seen a design and screen enhancement, now offering a 5.2-inch FHD 1080p display – from a 4.7-inch screen.
This is backed with premium materials, such as its aluminium frame and an initial choice of a bamboo, black leather and black rear covers.
It is powered by a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage.
There is a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with a flash-ring, where the phone is capable of 4K video recording – with limits beyond 5 minutes.
Its voice activation and sensors have been enhanced, where you can address the phone by name, and with new commands such as the likes of taking a selfie, and saying good night, to turn off its ringer.
That’s along with holding a hand towards the phone, which shows notifications.
It will even recognise the sound of your car, and then offer to read out incoming messages.
Also announced, is the new Moto G. This comes with a display increase of 5-inches, closely matching the Moto X – only with a 720p resolution.
There is the inclusion of front-facing stereo speakers, and an 8-megapixel camera on the rear.
Powering it is a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, with access to microSD cards.
Running the Moto G and Moto X is an unaltered Android KitKat OS, where it’s guaranteed an update to the next generation of the OS.
Motorola has now officially launched its round wearable: the Moto 360.
It has an edge-to-edge 1.56-inch display; 4GB of internal storage, with a full-day battery life; an IP67 waterpoof rating; wireless charging, in just 2 hours.
Android Wear is running the 360 with voice activation, where just moving the watch towards you powers up the screen, to show the time.
Messages and notifications appear, in conjunction with any Android Jelly Bean, and beyond, phone.
Its screen has an ambient light sensor, adjusting the display to indoor and outdoor conditions, plus there’s a built-in heart rate monitor and motion, fitness, tracking sensors.
Motorola has said the new Moto X will be around from the end of September, costing £419.99; the Moto G is available now – at £144.99, whereas the Moto 360 hits the stores early October, priced at £199.
Motorola’s Moto Maker, with its beyond four thousand ways to customise your phone, is coming to the UK soon.
Its costs vary from £439.99, with wood or leather finishes, to a 32GB model with the same additions, for £479.99.