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Google Motorola X phone design ideas look good

Under: Google Android, Mobile Phones, Motorola, Video
Date: February 26th, 2013

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Many of you will have heard of the smartphone currently in development by Google and Motorola and dubbed the Motorola X phone. There’s a huge amount of interest in this project that may or may not be a Nexus device and the phone has already been referred to as a ‘game changer’ and now we want to offer you ideas for the design of the Motorola X phone that we feel actually look pretty good.

Recently we told of rumors suggesting an all-new OS for the Motorola X said to be different from that on any other smartphone yet. Of course that could mean it may be the first to release running Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie or it may mean something exclusive to this phone. We’ve also heard some leaks on specs but something we haven’t considered too much yet is what it may look like.

Now one designer has come up with some concept renders and even a video of the Motorola X showing what it could look like, but of course we have to point out that at this stage we have no idea of what the phone’s design will be when it appears. It’s always good to see some concept ideas though and we thought this was worth sharing. Jason Chen has come up with a design for what he calls the Google X phone and he’s also come up with imagined specs.

Chen’s concept includes a 1.5GHz quad-core Krait processor, 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 13-megapixel PureView (Nokia?) camera with 1080p video. His X phone measures 128mm x 62mm x 7.6mm and weighs only 125g. Looking at the renders we can see this version of the Motorola X has a metal body and we reckon that’s something that many people would like to see on the real article to give it a premium look and feel.

We’ve also embedded the short video of this concept phone below this story to give you a further look. Tell us what you think of this X phone styling by sending your comments? Would you like the real thing to have a similar design?

Source: Jason Chen (Google+)

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  • JPHarrison

    Here’s some broad speculation – consider whether Google & Motorola may be hooking up HzO, Inc. to incorporate HzO’s WaterBlock (TM) technology into the X Phone, making it the first widely available waterpoof smartphone. You heard it here first, folks.

    • Justin Foster

      First widely available waterproof smartphone? The Xperia Z already is.

      • KJ

        Motorola’s are already water resistant, treated with a protective nano coating. As well Motorola would not give up their Kevlar design, that would be foolish. It’s what makes them tough and crack resistant while offering flexibility from dents. Ruggedness is beauty when it comes to the durability of your several hundred dollar smart phone.

        • JPHarrison

          oops, my reply under Lloyd’s thread was meant to appear in this thread:

          Making a phone “water resistant” with an external nano-coating and watertight port covers is one thing. Making a phone “waterproof” from the inside out is something different altogether. HzO, Inc., does the latter and the results seem incredibly impressive. Do a Google search for “Hzo, Inc.” and look at some of the demonstration videos. Apparently they’re in talks with some major smart phone manufacturers to apply the internal WaterBlock coating during the manufacturing process. After treated, phones literally operate while completely submerged in liquid. Its amazing and a game-changer. Google would be wise to use it as a point of differentiation on the X Phone.

  • LLOYD

    I don’t like this design.

    It’s ugly and childish: a heavy “inspiration” from iphone 5′s ugly (let’s be honest, it’s ugly. iphone 4 has a good design, iphone 5 doesn’t) design.

    Design isn’t revolving around Apple, it’s NOT their monopoly! These “concepts” are yesterday.

    Google-Motorola Xphone will be a UNIQUE device with unique hi-end design!
    Probably a very simple square-ish design, metal expensive design.

    What if Motorola Xphone is going to become a Chromebook Pixel of NEXUS devices: hi-end made in USA WOW. Google will manufacture their own hardware ONLY in the US.

    • Anyello Salinas

      you know thats not a bad idea, what is the design of the Chrome Pixel is actually a preview or a shadow of what the X will look like, that would be awesome

    • KC

      Yes, it’s too iPhoney alike. Not Motorola-ish! I, too, don’t like it. Current crop of new smartphones (HTC One, BlackBerry Z10, LG Optimus G Pro, Samsung, iPhone 5) all look alike – all flat and straight along the primary edges with no design imagination.

      If the rumored Motorola-X really looks like that, ah, well, time to move on to another better one – Key Lime Pie or no Key Lime Pie.

      • JPHarrison

        Making a phone “water resistant” with an external nano-coating and watertight port covers is one thing. Making a phone “waterproof” from the inside out is something different altogether. HzO, Inc., does the latter and the results seem incredibly impressive. Do a Google search for “Hzo, Inc.” and look at some of the demonstration videos. Apparently they’re in talks with some major smart phone manufacturers to apply the internal WaterBlock coating during the manufacturing process. After treated, phones literally operate while completely submerged in liquid. Its amazing and a game-changer. Google would be wise to use it as a point of differentiation on the X Phone.

    • Garret Hinojosa

      I’m praying that it does not have a glass back.

  • Anyello Salinas

    the problem with this is the simple fact that there is a 75% possibility that Moto will stick to its kevlar back not metal, and remember that Google and Moto are big on Black phones, so there is little possibility that it will be white, at least the original design. Take it from someone that has been using Moto for 10 years now and android since the original Droid

  • Yassir Ghanim

    The back looks great but they should remove moto icon and it would look perfect. The front should be all white and with nav bar on screen instead of captivate buttons.

  • Justin Foster

    The design isn’t too bad. I think the screen should take up more of the device though. No need for all that space at the top. Hmm,..I have some more unconventional ideas too like incorporating a front camera lens into the top of the device’s screen itself, removing that bevel, and the lens would be designed so that it’s practically invisible when the screen is on. The captivative buttons at the bottom could be made smaller and their design could be modified to make them more iconic of Google, Motorola, or Android, rather than generic. I like the rounded edges

  • Ben Dover

    The specs are kind of off from what I’d expect anyways. I think they won’t settle for anything less than a 1080p screen and I really hope they get the snapdragon 800 in there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Chimera1020 Barry Findlay

    Weak. If motorola n Google wanna show their face in the play ground. They better show some balls n come up with something better than that. Thats pathetic!!

  • Francis

    This design leaves much to desire. I have seen many concepts for the google x phone and by far this one does not seem google or Motorola worthy. For everything that is rumored to come in the google Motorola x phone project I expect more from their designers. With technology and standards I expect something thin and comfortable yes aesthetically pleasing.

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