Does Motorola’s latest phone offering leave you wanting something different? Well, don’t worry, because according to the company’s CEO, there will soon be more Moto X phones for you to choose from.
In an interview with CNet, Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside said that Moto X isn’t just the name of the phone that the company revealed today, but rather a brand that the company is looking to expand on.
“Moto X is the brand that we are most focused on,” he said. “And there is more to come. You will see additional products within months.”
Woodside said that one of Google-owned Motorola Mobility’s next projects is going to be a cheaper Moto X phone, which he said will cost around $200 without a carrier subsidy. The 16 GB Moto X announced today will cost $199 with a two-year contract on any of the four major carriers, and is expected out in a month. That puts it at the same price point as the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One, and the iPhone 5.
Motorola hasn’t said what it will cost if you want to pick it up without a subsidy, but if its peers are any indication, an unlocked Moto X will run you around $600. That’s a significant chunk of change for developing markets, where carrier subsidies aren’t as common, which is why Motorola is already looking towards a lower-cost option. Cheap Android phones are ruling that market segment right now, and it’s not surprising that Motorola would want a piece of that pie.
Previously on GeekWire: Moto X: A Google phone made in the USA starting at $199
Blair Hanley Frank is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also worked for Macworld, PCWorld and TechHive. He can be found on Twitter @belril.