Motorola has announced the availability of Moto X in Europe. The phone sans-contract will be available in stores in the UK, France and Germany from 1st February, with a retail price of €399.
The European variant of the Moto X has features identical to the US model, available since last August, except the Moto Maker that let customers build custom phones with 2 colors for front, 18 colors for rear, and 7 accent colors, 16/32GB of storage and pre-configured wallpaper and Google account. The phone runs Android 4.2.2 on board, and among other features, it includes a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 2200 mAh battery and a 10.5-megapixel camera.
In addition, the Moto X is 4G ready phone, comes with support for NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR, Wi-Fi and 50GB of extra storage on Google Drive for a period of two years.
Unlike American versions of the Moto X, the European models will be manufactured in China, at least initially. Hopefully, Motorola will introduce this service in the future, perhaps in the second quarter of the year.
“That’s what we are working out. Mostly we are in the US so we can hit a four-day delivery window,” Pocket-lint was told by Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside. “We know that if you can’t deliver the phone in four days people aren’t going to buy it. So we have to figure out how to do that in Europe. That is why there is a bit of delay in Moto Maker going live.”
In the UK, the Moto X comes in black color, and Phones 4U will have the exclusive white model for the first three months of availability. Both Germany and France will get the phone in black and white colors. The 16GB version will cost €399 or $545 while the price of the 32GB variant hasn’t been revealed yet.