Last week we reported about Google’s efforts for its Android One project, which is now expanding taking in upper-midrange and mid-range phones. And more established brands are now also jumping in. One such brand that was once, Google’s hardware arm, Motorola has joined the team once again; with its Moto X4 as Google’s next Android One device.
It has been confirmed now; the Moto X4 will be heading to the US is Google’s first Android One device running on project-Fi, priced at just $399. The Moto X4 will be running Google’s stock version of Android; which it won’t be any different as Motorola already has Pure Android on its phones.
Moreover, we’ll be just missing the moto experience, but that’s still a doubt because rumors were pointing out that HTC’s Android One device; will have HTC’s proprietary features on its Android One variant. So, it’s highly possible we can also the Moto experience, which includes handy features such as Moto actions, display. However, the Moto-voice will get replaced by Google assistant.
Furthermore, we have an image render depicting the Moto X4 receiving Android updates from Google. As that’s what Android One project stands for, providing regular Android updates and security patches as soon as Google rolls them out.
Lastly, the Moto X4 will also support Google’s Wifi, spectrum network hybrid called Project-Fi. Which offers pretty affordable monthly plans, for instance, you get 2GB data along with unlimited calls and text messages for just $30. Which is far cheaper, than Verizon, AT&T and Republic Wireless. So, for the price of just $399; there isn’t any upper mid-ranger solidly-build reliable device that can get Android updates as quickly as Google’s own Pixel devices.
Moto X4 Android One Specs
|Display Properties||1080x1980 FULL HD, IPS LMTPS, 424ppi|
|Display Protection||Gorilla Glass 3 (FRONT AND REAR)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 630 Octa-core Up to 2.2 GHz|
|8x ARM Cortex A53, CPU Bit Architecture
|RAM Frequency||Memory Speed 1333MHz|
|RAM Type||Dual-Channel, LPDDR4X|
|Protection Rating||IP68 Water and Dust Proof|
|SD card slot||Expandable up to 2TB via micro SD card|
|Sensors||Accelerometer,Compass, Proximity sensor, Gyro|
|Connectivity||Project-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G WCDMA, 2G GSM, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, GPS- GLONASS|
|Primary Camera||Two 12 Mega-pixel RGB and Monochrome with PDAF|
|Camera functions||HDR, Panorama, Geo-tagging, Face-detection, Macro-mode, Burst-Mode, Slow-motion mode|
|Secondary Camera||16 MP wide-angle front camera|
|Battery Capacity||3000 mAh, non-removable, Type C 25w turbo charging|
|Charging Time||Not available|
|Battery Life||1 day on light-moderate usage|
|Screen-on Time||Not available|
|Colors||Sterling Blue, Gold and Super Black|
|Price||$399, 399 Euros|
|Availability||October 3rd (India)|
Motorola will launch the Moto X4 maybe as Android One or maybe as its device in India on Oct 3rd, 2017.