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Motorola teases a July 28 event. Could that mean new Moto X, G phones?

The invitation from the smartphone maker offers the cryptic phrase, "Your relationship status is about to change."

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Motorola has something to show off later this month. Motorola

Does Motorola want us to break up with our current smartphones?

The smartphone maker, a unit of Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Lenovo, on Thursday sent out invitations for July 28 events in New York and London. The invitation includes the cryptic message, "Your relationship status is about to change."

The note is signed "XGX, Moto" (in a play on the "xoxo" notation meaning "hugs and kisses"), offering a possible hint at new versions of its Moto X and Moto G smartphones.

Motorola has streamlined its portfolio to just a handful of new products each year, with its flagship Moto X taking center stage. The company has been more successful pushing its low-cost smartphones Moto G and Moto E in emerging markets, where it offers an option with relatively high-end specifications. But Motorola is not alone -- companies such as Xiaomi, Huawei and ZTE are all stepping up the quality of their low-cost devices, part of a broader push to go after those faster-growing markets.

The other possibility for a device to be revealed at the event is a second-generation version of the Moto 360 smartwatch. The original launched last September.

A spokeswoman declined to comment on the details of the event.

Check back with CNET later this month for all the details from Motorola.