Motorola has cut the price of its current flagship smartphone, Moto X (2014) aka Moto X 2nd Gen, amid speculations on the arrival of its Moto X 3rd Generation aka Moto X (2015). The move could be taken as a hint that the launch of the upcoming new device is not far off.
Motorola Head (of North America Sales) Jeff Miller has announced on the company's official blog that prospective buyers in the United States can try out the device for a month risk-free before buying it.
"...We're offering you the opportunity to customize and try a new Moto X for 30 days, risk free at a new off-contract price of $299** (after $50 rebate)," wrote Miller. "To try one out, simply design and order your device at motomaker.com and activate it on a no-contract plan. If you don't love your Moto X, simply ship it back to us for free any time in the first 30 days."
"No hidden fees or restocking charges - and if your Moto X didn't turn out how you envisioned, we'll even give you one "do-over" for another shot at designing your Moto Maker creation. If you love it, keep it and get a $50 discount off the purchase price," he added.
Motorola US has also announced: "Free shipping, easy returns, financing, and trade-in make it easier to ditch contracts. For a limited time, customize your no-contract Moto X starting at just $299.99 (orig. $499.99) after a $50 rebate."
The pricing mentioned in the statement of the company is only for the 16GB variant of the Moto X 2nd generation. An upgrade to 32GB will cost buyers an extra $50, and $100 for the 64GB model. The offer is expected to continue only till the end of this month.
The price cut of the Moto X 2nd gen in the US came a few days after it received ₹8,000 discount for the 16GB model in India. It is now available for ₹21,999 instead of the original price of ₹31,999.
Moto X 2nd Gen has a 5.2-inch AMOLED display of FHD (1,920x1,080 pixels) screen resolution with 423ppi pixel density, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocking at 2.5GHz, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, upgradable to 5.0 Lollipop, 16/32 GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, 13mp main camera and 2mp front snapper and a 2,300mAh battery.
Interestingly, Moto X 2nd gen price-cut came at a time when speculations are rife on the upcoming Moto X 3rd Gen, which is expected to be unveiled in September.
The new device is expected to come with several feature upgrades over its predecessor. A report by STJSGadgets has claimed that it will have features like a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 2K resolution (2,560x1,440 pixels), Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, 32GB or 64GB inbuilt memory, 4GB RAM, 16mp main camera, 5mp front snapper and a 3,280mAh battery.