Motorola has announced the release of special units of its Moto X in three natural wood finishes. The smartphone manufacturer owned by Google Inc identified those as walnut, ebony, and teak. It even set a launch date on January 21. Those who are into collecting unique items would certainly be looking forward for these new handsets.
This would not be the first time for the flagship smartphone of Motorola to adopt a natural material for its back casing. The company recently released Moto X units in bamboo. Thus, the handset is the first mobile device ever to incorporate real bamboo (not synthesized) into its body.
In a statement, Motorola’s corporate vice president of product management Lior Ron said the unique wooden backs are aimed at providing a different level of sophistication and customization for the smartphone. He added that natural finishes as well as distinct grains represent differences in preferences of users.
The new wood finishes would be available for an additional $25 on top of the regular price tag for the Moto X devices. The handset usually costs about $399 without any subscription contract with any network. With the typical two-year contract from major carriers, the device could be bought for just $99.
The Moto X was launched last year as the flagship device of Motorola, after it was acquired by Google. The handset features a 4.7-inch display with resolution of 1,280 X 720 pixels and 316 pixels per inch. As expected, it operates on the latest Android version, 4.4 KitKat. It even comes with the latest Motorola X8 system for mobile computing.
The handset also comes with a 10-megapixel camera at its rear. The front-facing shooter is a 2-megapixel camera. There is 2GB of RAM, Miracast wireless display, and NFC. It even supports Bluetooth 4.0.
Wood in Moto X
Many people might get curious and excited about how the wooden finishes would look like and feel on smartphones. For sure, those would look awesome but in reality, the three new wood finishes would not be actually made of wood that they are described to be.
Although the bamboo finishing was real (unfinished but coated), the three new wood options would be real wood, but would only be finished to look like the particular wood they are named after. Those three would be treated to adjust color as well as design so they would look more like the wood that they are described to be. Motorola refuses to disclose the type of wood used in all three.
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