A cheaper relative of Motorola’s customizable Moto X handset is rumored to be headed to low-cost carriers. The phone is said to be called the DVX, and according to a PhoneArena report from earlier this week, it will be available on Republic Wireless sometime in October.
It’s not the same abundance of options available for the Moto XNot much is known about the phone's specs other than a reported lack of LTE support, but judging from a series of photos posted to Weibo, the DVX will purportedly have four interchangeable backplates. It’s not the same abundance of options available for the Moto X, and you don’t appear to get the same level of design polish (the DVX’s backplates look flatter and cheaper), but if the plan is to sell the phone for less than the Moto X’s $575 price (significantly less at Republic Wireless), corners need to be cut somewhere.
We shouldn’t be surprised if Motorola does release another phone under the Moto X banner. Last month, the company’s CEO Dennis Woodside told CNET that the company views Moto X as a new brand, and that we will "see additional products within months."