Motorola’s new flagship, the Moto X Style, is heading to Australia next month. Photo: Motorola
Motorola has announced Australian details for its upcoming Moto X Style and Moto X Play, as well as the third version of its budget Moto G.
The company says the former two will be available to Australians from “early September” while the latter will land ”later”.
However, there’s a catch, which will be a turn-off for some: two of the three will be exclusive to Vodafone.
If you don’t want bamboo, you can also get the Moto X Style with a textured black back. Photo: Motorola
Moto X Style
The Moto X Style is Motorola’s top of the line phone, which “offers powerful performance and looks gorgeous all at the same time”.
It’s almost identical to the “pure edition” of the phone known in the United States simply as “Moto X”, except the biggest selling point of that phone — the ability to customise the colour, material and finish of the case before it is shipped — is not available in Australia (which means if you really want animal skin on your phone, you’ll still have to
Motorola’s next flagship smartphone, the Moto X Pure Edition, will debut on September 3.
Those who wish to purchase one must do so through Amazon, Best Buy, or Motorola’s own website — Motorola will not sell the Moto X Pure Edition through any carrier.
This stands in sharp contrast to its Android rival Samsung (NASDAQ Other:SSNLF).
In the U.S., the Korean tech giant does not sell unlocked Galaxy handsets — all of its phones are designed for particular carriers.
Every Samsung phone sold in the U.S. — even those sold through third-party retailers — is branded by a single wireless carrier.
Motorola has been much less successful than Samsung to date, but its strategy hints at a changing U.S. wireless landscape.
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