Motorola’s launch event is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated event of the summer aside from IFA. Motorola has finally sent out invites to its event happening in Chicago on the 4th of September. The invite came in two parts, one with the information and another with a “cootie catcher” – something almost everyone is familiar with no matter what country you come from.
The cootie catcher shows four items two phones – one with an “X” and another with a “G”; there are two others a watch and a Bluetooth device. The event is known to be the launchpad for two of Motorola’s anticipated devices – the Moto X+1 and the Moto 360. It comes as no surprise that the invite would feature both these items.
However, the other phone with a “G”, looks to be connected to a refresh to Motorola’s highly successful Moto G. Recent rumours surfaced about a refresh of the device, bigger than the recent 4G LTE bump the original Moto G received. Leaks point to the device running on a refreshed Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM but with 8GB of storage expandable by microSD. Where else, the Moto X+1 is expected to come with a Snapdragon 801 with 2 GB of RAM and possibly 32GB of storage, no word on microSD support.
The Android Wear touting Moto 360 is also set to be launched at the event after missing the Google I/O launch of Android Wear. The Motorola Moto 360 launch is all but confirmed thanks to an email that went out not too long ago reminding developers and press who were at Google I/O that the launch of the Motorola made wearable is nearing launch.
One intriguing piece of the puzzle is the Bluetooth headset. Motorola was once a formidable contender in the Bluetooth peripherals particularly when it came to their Bluetooth headsets. Motorola’s Bluetooth headsets were known for their crisp sound quality and also their build. With Motorola’s new direction with their Moto X and the X8 processor, it wouldn’t be surprising if they integrate these features in to the device that will be coming at the event.
We will definitely be covering the announcements and the event. Keep a lookout for more information when September 4th comes around.