Motorola has upgraded its flagship Moto X smartphone at IFA 2014. Here we reveal the new 2014 Motorola Moto X UK release date, price and specs. Also see: What to expect from Motorola at IFA 2014Motorola Moto 360 and new Motorola Moto G. Updated on 02/10/14.

Check out our early hands-on reviews of the new Motorola products launched at IFA 2014: Motorola Moto 360 hands-on review and new Motorola Moto G hands-on review.

New 2014 Motorola Moto X UK release date

Although Motorola's told us its updated Moto X would go on sale in the UK via Amazon from the end of September, the online retail giant has a release date of 7 October for the black resin model and 15 October for the black leather alternative.

However, Clove now has the black resin model in stock with black leather expected on 3 October and bamboo on 13 October. The Moto Maker is now live on Motorola's website but you'll have to wait a little while for your customised phone to be made and delivered.

New 2014 Motorola Moto X UK release date, price and specs

Also see: Best smartphones 2014.

New 2014 Motorola Moto X UK price

The Motorola Moto X will cost £419.99 for the 16GB model and £459.99 for 32GB in the UK. Moto Maker is also finally making its way to the UK with the new Moto X, which allows you to have a custom-designed case with a leather, wood or plastic rear, as well as choose various software options. Prices for the leather- and wood versions start from £439.99 and £459.99 respectively. Also see: Motorola Moto X 2013 review.

New 2014 Motorola Moto X UK release date, price and specs

New Motorola Moto X specs

The Moto X is a stylish flagship smartphone from Motorola, which feels more premium than its predecessor with a curved (tapering from 3.8- to 9.9mm) aluminium- rather than plastic frame. It has a larger screen, a faster processor, and a better camera, too.

The Motorola Moto X features a 5.2in full-HD (1080p, 423ppi) AMOLED display, and a choice of case materials: bamboo, leather or plastic. Also see: Best Android phones 2014.

The Motorola Moto X runs Android KitKat 4.4, and Motorola promises timely updates to the software.

Inside the 140.8x72.4mm, 144g Moto X is a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snaodragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 graphics. The Moto X has 16GB of storage, with no support for expansion through microSD.

A 13Mp, f2.25 camera with dual-LED flash supports a 4x digital zoom and 4K video.

There are now four mics, and the battery capacity has been increased from 2200- to 2300mAh. The latter also supports turbo charging - you can get up to 8 hours life from a 15-minute charge.

Read next: Best new phones, tablets and smartwatches to expect at IFA 2014.

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