Different Colored Examples of Motorola's New Moto X Phones Rest on a Table at a Launch Event in New York
Different colored examples of Motorola's new Moto X phones rest on a table at a launch event in New York, August 1, 2013. (Representational Image)REUTERS

Google owned Motorola has announced that the company's Android smartphone Moto X will hit select markets in Europe next month.

Moto X is the first smartphone by Motorola since it was taken over by the search engine giant, Google in 2012. It was unveiled in US in August last year.

Despite featuring less superior hardware specification, Moto X received a lot of praise for its intuitive user-interface 'Touchless Control'. Thanks to always-active micro phone in the smartphone, users can activate the device via a voice command - 'OK Google, Now' and just dictate texts, email, set notifications/remainders, check game-scores and perform other operations without having to put a finger on the screen.

Moto X sports a 4.7-inch AMOLED (RGB) HD display with pixel density of 316 ppi (pixels per inch) and runs on Android v4.4 KitKat OS powered by company's custom architecture system, which features 1.7GHz Qualcomm snapdragon dual-core CPU, paired with quad-core Adreno GPU, one natural language processor core and a contextual processor.

Other notable feature of Moto X is the Quick-Capture camera gesture control feature where in users can launch the smartphone camera in a matter of few seconds just by flipping the device twice horizontally and start snapping photos. It houses a 10.0-megapixel main camera with 'Clear Pixel' (RGBC) sensor, LED flash support, full HD1080p video recording and on the front side, it packs a 2.0-megapixel camera which also has the ability to take full HD videos.

Motorola has claimed that Moto X will go on sale in UK, France and Germany for £380 (around ₹38,400) without contract, or can purchased with contract for £25 (₹2,500) a month and adds that the company is also planning to introduce the custom choose your smartphone hardware body service to customers as soon as it comes up with the logistic solution of delivering the device in four days, like they do in US, reported Engadget.

Keys specifications of Motorola Moto X:

Model Motorola Moto X
Display 4.7-inch AMOLED (RGB) screen with HD 720p display resolutions,Pixel density : 316 ppi (pixels per inches)
OS Android v4.4 KitKat
Processor 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core processor
GPU Adreno 320 graphics engine
Storage capacity 16 GB (non-expandable),
Camera Main: 10.0-megapixel CLEAR PIXEL (RGBC) camera, LED flash,Full HD 1080p video recording

Front: 2.0-megapixel camera with full HD 1080p video recording ability 

Network 3G & 4G-LTE (in select markets)
Battery 2200 mAh,Power back-up close to 24 hours
Add-ons Bluetooth v4.0 LE + EDR, USB v2.0, Wi-Fi :802.11 a/g/b/n/ ac (dual band capable), GPRS, EDGE
Dimensions Height: 129.3 mmWidth: 65.3 mm

Curve: 5.6-10.4 mm

Weight 130 g
Price £380 (around ₹38,400) without contract£25 (around ₹2,500) with contract