Much has been ballyhooed in the media about how the new Moto X is a mid-high ranged device with a price designed to conquer the emerging markets. The rumored aggressive pricing model for the Moto X is also likely meant to drive down prices of Android phones in other markets like the U.S. and the UK. Yet, if you dig a little deeper and start putting all of the "rumint" together, you start to see a pattern emerge. If you investigate this pattern a bit deeper, you start to see that there is more to this beast than meets the eye.

At a precursory glance it's easy to see similarities with another device, namely the new Motorola Droid Ultra. However, what if the devices where more than just similar? In fact, perhaps the Moto X is really just a Motorola Droid Ultra in disguise. Take a look at the comparison evidence below suggesting that the two phones are really identical except for the obvious aesthetic differences.

Verizon earlier this week debuted the new Motorola Droid Ultra. Here's a list of some primary specs and software features revealed at the launch:
  • 5″ 720p OLED Display
  • 8-core processor architecture called X8 Mobile Computing - includes 2 application processor cores, 4 graphics process cores, 1 contextual computing core, and 1 natural language core.
  • 10-megapixel camera
  • 2GB Ram
  • Touchless controls
  • Active Display with Active Notifications
  • New Motorola Camera Software
  • Enhanced "Google Now" Voice Controls

Here's a list of all the intel (relevant to this discussion) we have gathered so far on the new Moto X:
  • A (dual-core) Qualcomm S4 Pro MSM8960DT 1.7GHz CPU, Adreno 320 (Quad-Core) GPU, 1 unspecified contextual computing core, 1 unspecified natural language core.
  • 4.7" 720p
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 10MP rear camera with flash
  • TouchLess Control
  • Active Display and Active Notifications
  • New Motorola Camera Software
  • Enhanced "Google Now" Voice Controls

Now, obviously, the display is slightly different here, but that is merely a result of dimensions and shape, not technological limitations. The evidence strongly suggests that both devices share the identical skeleton and guts. This is much like when comparing certain automobiles with different brands that are owned by the same parent company. GM is famous for using the same frame, engine and transmission across many of their different lines of cars.

Could this be the same business model, only this time it's in a smartphone? And, if this is true, does that make the Moto X a tremendous value (if the $300-350 pricing rumor turns out to be accurate)? Or, does that make the new Motorola Droid Ultra an over-priced device? Share your thoughts in the thread.