Motorola Mobility has just announced the immediate availability of the MOTOLUXE XT685 in China. Although this is just a mid-range device, the smartphone will be shipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Beginning this week, customers in China can purchase the Motorola MOTOLUXE XT685 from authorized resellers across the country for a suggested retail price of 1,999 yuan (315 USD or 260 EUR) outright.
Design-wise, this is the same MOTOLUXE
handset unveiled back in January at the Consumers Electronics Show, but the Chinese version comes in brown and white color options, while the standard model is currently available in licorice and white color schemes.
When it comes to software, MOTOLUXE XT685 is clearly more appealing than the standard variant due to the fact that it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform. The smartphone might also be pre-loaded with Motorola’s MotoSwitch UI, but this has yet to be confirmed.
Another selling point of the XT685 smartphone is the WCDMA+GSM dual-mode dual-standby ability, which is almost mandatory in emerging markets, such as China.
The device sports a decent 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 854 pixels resolution, as well as four touch-sensitive controls.
According to Motorola, the MOTOLUXE XT685 will be powered by a 1 GHz single core processor, but there are no details on the amount of RAM and internal memory.
However, it’s likely that the handset will come with microSD card
slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB). The mid-range Android phone sets itself apart from other devices in its range thanks to a special lanyard that notifies users when they missed a call or received a message.
Last but not least, Motorola MOTOLUXE XT685 is packed with popular apps such as Sina Weibo, Sohu Women and more. There’s also an impressive 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, as well as a VGA front facing camera for video calls.
“Motorola is making smartphones that push the boundaries between fashion, technology and computing power. This new, more powerful MOTOLUXE XT685 sets a new standard with its amazing combination of style, power and value
,” said Frank Meng, senior vice president and president of Greater China, Motorola Mobility.