Motorola announced that pre-orders for the Moto X Pure Edition smartphone will begin on September 2 for the U.S. market.
It will debut through all major network carriers in the country and can be purchased starting at $399, GSM Arena reported.
This price probably refers to the 16GB variant of the handset. Other models with bigger storage capabilities, specifically the 32 and 64GB versions, will most likely be more expensive. All three variants have microSD support which can expand the internal storage up to 128GB.
The news regarding the pre-order schedule for the Moto X Pure Edition was announced by Motorola through its Twitter page. Although there are no exact dates yet when the device will ship out, Gotta be Mobile noted that the company might begin releasing it four to five days after the pre-order date.
As previously reported, the Moto X Pure Edition is the U.S.-only version of the Moto X Style, which is also known as the third generation edition of Motorola's Moto X flagship smartphone.
The device was officially unveiled by the company in July during a launch event in New York. The Moto X Pure Edition, or the Moto X Style, was introduced along with the Moto X Play and the 3rd Generation Moto G.
Although the company's newest smartphone is a flagship device, it will debut with a relatively cheap price. However, this does not automatically mean that it sports low-range specs.
According to Motorola, the Moto X Pure Edition features a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels. Its screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
It is powered by the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor from Qualcomm and packs 3GB of RAM. The device houses a 21-megapixel main cameray with dual-LED flash, phase detection and autofocus features. On the front side, the device sports a 5-megapixel selfie snapper with LED flash.
The handset comes with the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop as its stock operating system and a non-removable 3000 mAh battery. The device also has IP52 certification which means it has water-repellant coating. It will be available in various back-casing variants such as wood, leather, rubber and metallic accents.
The Moto X Play, on the other hand, came out last month while the 3rd Generation Moto G was released shortly after the July launch. Both have smaller displays than the Moto X Pure Edition at 5.5 and 5.0 inches respectively.