Motorola Mobility quietly launched the XT615 in Taiwan last week. It was just a matter of time until the company announced the upcoming availability of the smartphone in China.
Customers looking to purchase a Gingerbread handset will be able to grab the Motorola XT615 beginning mid-December for RMB 2,999 (US$470 or 355 EUR), which is a bit steep for a mid-budget smartphone.
However, the phone has pretty interesting features, including a large 4-inch capacitive touchscreen that boasts 480 x 854 pixels resolution and support for 16 million colors.
At only 9.9mm thickness, the XT615 is one of the slimmest mid-budget Android smartphones available in the market.
According to the handset maker, the Motorola XT615 is aimed at fashionistas and trendsetters looking for an eye-catching mobile phone. This is probably one of the reasons the phone is a bit more expensive than it should.
Motorola XT615 is powered by Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread operating system and runs Motorola’s proprietary Moto Switch 2.0 user interface, which allows users to switch between personal and work modes.
Another strong point of the XT615 is the enhanced 8-megapixel rear camera that features autofocus and LED flash, as well as the secondary VGA front-facing camera for video calls and chats.
The phone is equipped with an 800 MHz single core processor and packs 1 GB of ROM, 512 MB of RAM as well as microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
“Motorola has always been about connecting style with technology. The new Motorola XT615 embodies the connection of style and technology with one more great advantage: a price that’s almost too good to be true. Now an amazing combination of power and style is within the reach of more people than ever before,” said Frank Meng, corporate vice president and president of Motorola Mobility, China.