Motorola teases Moto 360 and two new phones for September 4 event


Motorola has just begun issuing invites for a “Moto Launch Experience” in Chicago on September 4, where the company is expected to finally launch the much-anticipated Moto 360, and launch new devices. Its animated invite all but confirms two new smartphones, plus some kind of headset.


Google announced the Moto 360 alongside Android Wear earlier this year, and smartwatch users have been looking forward to it ever since. Motorola promised it would be available this summer, but it still hasn’t confirmed a specific release date or price tag. We’re almost certain that will change on September 4.

We also expect to see the Moto X+1 and the Moto G2, which have both been the subject of numerous leaks in recent weeks. The Moto X+1 is reported to be a much-improved version of the original, with a larger, Full HD (108p) display and a significantly faster processor.

The Moto G2 is also getting a larger display, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a faster quad-core processor, according to a recent report — which also claims the device will go on sale in Europe on September 10 with a price tag around €350 ($467).

While these devices cannot be confirmed until Motorola actually announces them, its invite is pretty obvious about what’s coming. It includes a graphic of a watch, two phones — one labeled “G” and one labeled “X” — and what appears to be a Bluetooth headset.