AW YIS! Motorola have announced this morning that the Motorola Moto X, a previously US exclusive handset, will be making its way to European shores hitting both networks and stores on Febuary 1, sadly however the Moto Maker won’t be available at launch.

The European Moto X will be identical to the Moto X in the states with a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display, a whopping 1.7 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro with 2GB RAM, it’s got a 10 megapixel snapper on the back and a 2.1 megapixel snapper on the front. It’ll come with Android 4.4 KitKat and the choice of either 16GB or 32GB. As Motorola are owned by Google you also get 50GB of Google Drive storage absolutely free for two years.

Finally, the Moto X is a 4G handset with a bucket load of other features such as NFC, Bluetooth 4.0+ EDR, and Wi-Fi (802.11ac).

The best part about the Moto X, contracts are expected to start from around £25 per month with the handset coming free, and the SIM-free version costs as little as £380.

Now, the not-so-great-news is that the Moto Maker won’t be available at launch. The Moto Maker is a free online customisation tool that allows you to create bespoke Moto X devices with various different coloured backs, different colour buttons, and the option to have your phone made out of wood! Well, not quite, but you get the idea. Motorola do have plans to roll out the Moto Maker in Europe, with a target of the second quarter.

In terms of network, all we know right now is that the black version will be available through Phones 4u, Carphone Warehouse, O2, Amazon and Techdata with Phones 4u carrying the white version exclusively for the first three months.

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