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Moto X specs leak: 4.5-inch screen, 1.7GHz dual-core chip

The specs of Motorola's Moto X Phone have leaked, and it looks like it'll give the likes of the iPhone a run for its money.

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Update: An official image has leaked of the Moto X Phone, courtesy of TheUnockr. I've updated the story with it as the main image. Original story follows.

We've seen leak after leak of the Moto X Phone. The handset doesn't launch until 1 August, but last week Google's Eric Schmidt was papped swanning about showing one off like it was no biggie. Well now a tipster has leaked the specs, The Verge reports. Will there be any surprises left when this handset is finally announced?

According to the leak, the device will have a 4.5-inch screen, though there's no word on what resolution it'll be. Inside will be a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T processor, and 2GB of RAM.

The rear shell will be Kevlar, and will be removable, too. Which suggests you'll be able to replace the battery.

So what about the software? We heard whispers the handset would mark the debut of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, but the tipster doesn't reckon so. The handset he or she has spied is running a "near stock" version of Android 4.2.2. You'll be able to train the Moto X to better recognise your voice, and a wrist-flicking gesture will open the camera app. (We'd heard both of these tidbits in previous leaks.)

The Google-owned Motorola has also punted out invites to the launch of the handset, happening on 1 August in New York. The Big Apple seems the launch location du jour for mobile manufacturers at the moment, with Samsung unveiling its Galaxy S4 there, and Nokia taking the wraps off its Lumia 1020 in the same city.

The Moto X could be the device to put Motorola back in the game, though I have to say these specs don't sound anything too special. Maybe Moto is keeping some surprises up its sleeve. What would you like to see from the handset? Will it thrash the competition? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.