It Looks Like Motorola’s Next Major Smartphone Is Going To Be Huge by Lisa Eadicicco – Business Insider

It Looks Like Motorola’s Next Major Smartphone Is Going To Be Huge



This could be the FCC filing for Motorola’s next smartphone.

Motorola may only be days away from revealing its next flagship smartphone, which will likely be called the Moto X+1. However, we might already have a pretty clear idea of exactly how large the phone will be.A new filing for an unnamed Motorola device recently popped up in the FCC’s database, as Droid-Life reported on Friday. According to the filing, this Motorola smartphone will support AT&T’s network and will measure about 5.5 by 2.8 inches in size.

What’s most interesting, however, is that this filing appears to reveal how large the Moto X+1’s screen could be. The document labels the diagonal screen size as 149mm, which equates to about 5.9 inches. Previous rumors and leaks have pointed to both a 5.2-inch display and a massive 5.9-inch display for the Moto X+1, so we won’t know for sure until Motorola comes forward to announce the device.

A 5.9-inch display is unusually large for a smartphone. That’s about one inch shy of being considered a tablet, since most smaller-sized tablets usually fall into the 7-8-inch range.

Motorola has been rumored to be working on a 5.9-inch smartphone for the past few months, but earlier reports indicated that the company was building it for Google to be the Nexus 6.

Droid-Life’s link to the FCC filing appears to be broken at the time of writing, although the Android news blog grabbed a few screenshots that it claims are from the document.

We’re likely to see the Moto X+1 at Motorola’s press event in Chicago on Sept. 4.

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