Motorola is about to release a new low-cost Chinese Googlephone — the Motorola XT531 Domino+. The device was rumored quite a long time ago, and only recently the “live” pictures of this smartphone surfaced on a Chinese website. The model, which is numbered XT531, has also hit the FCC, without the release date for the U.S. market though.
The Motorola XT531 Domino+ is going to be a budget smartphone running Android 2.3.4, which is weird, as even some of the high-end smartphones are running the older versions of Android. It is also going to be equipped with Qualcomm MSM7227 processor with a frequency of 800MHz, 512MB RAM, a 3,5-inch touchscreen HVGA display and a 5MP camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi and GPS.
Despite its budget status, the price of the smartphone doesn’t seem to be that low. Its contract-free version will cost around $340. And this is especially important for the Chinese market, accustomed to an abundance of low-cost handsets to suit every taste and color.
This time the design of the Motorola handset doesn’t seem to be similar to the typical style of Motorola. The Motorola Domino+ will be available in black and white versions. The release date of the smarphone remains unknown.