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Moto X 3rd Gen 2015 Release in Q3 Says Motorola President; Rumored Specs Revealed

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April 13
9:47 AM 2015

The next iteration of the Moto X 3rd Gen 2015 is coming in and releasing in the market about four months' time.

No less than Motorola Mobility president and CEO Rick Osterloh confirmed such in a tweet response to a question, which is part of the #AskRickO initiative. 

"Motorola will stay on a roughly annual cycle for all our products, including Moto X," Osterloh said.

With the Moto X 1st Gen released in August 2013, and the Second Gen launched in September the following year, then that puts the release of the Moto X 3rd Gen 2015 at about the same time of the year this year.

While no official announcements have been made, Osterloh spoke about some of the things that can be expected of the upcoming device.

The company head mentioned previously during the MWC in Barcelona that the Moto X 2015 will not come with a fingerprint scanner, which he believes are unreliable. With Lenovo's American mobile device subsidiary's 2011 experience with the Atrix, it is doubtful the company will ever include one again in any of their offerings.

He also mentioned what chipset the Moto X 3rd Generation is going to have.

"Motorola Mobility and Qualcomm have a long history of cooperating to create amazing mobile experiences. The Snapdragon 810 processor will enable us to push the boundaries even further so we can continue delighting our customers with devices that give them new choices," Osterloh said.

But with the Snapdragon 815 already available, and the Snapdragon 820 already official, it is possible that Motorola Mobility might opt for this chipset in the future for its flagship unit.

We will provide updates on other possible specs soon. It is safe to assume, though, that such specs of Moto X 3rd Gen 2015 will be good enough to go head-to-head with upcoming phones like the Apple iPhone 6S, the LG G4, and the Sony Xperia Z4, all of which will be released at the same time, more or less. 

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