Budget Moto X crosses FCC desk, packing familiar design

The Moto X was thought to be a budget-priced handset before it launched, but the mid-range specs come at the same $199 price we've come to know with most handsets. Now it looks like Motorola is preparing a cheaper version of the handset for the budget crowd, dubbed the DVX.

We know a few details about the Moto DVX, thanks to photos from a regulatory filing with the FCC. The DVX keeps a similar look to the Moto X, except it has swapped front-facing camera and sensors on the front and a swapped speaker grille and camera on the back.

The filing doesn't reveal if the DVX will include Moto Maker-like colours like the Moto X. It does say there is a GSM version (AT&T and T-Mobile) and a Sprint-compatible CDMA version, for the carrier's budget networks, in the plans. A leaked photo from budget carrier Republic Wireless slated the DVX for an October launch.

The Moto X hasn't made its way over to the UK as of yet. Motorola told Pocket-lint in August that it does have plans to launch a line of handsets outside of North and South America.

Does a budget version of the Moto X entice you to jump on board with the Motorola brand?