Motorola and Google are reportedly working to bring the first Moto phone with Android One program. Evan Blass, a popular tipster leaked an image of the recently announced Moto X4 with Android One branding. Moto X4 was launched at the IFA event 2017 in Berlin with dual camera set-up, Amazon Alexa and lot of other features. The new Moto X4 with Android One is said to be the same as the original Moto X4 in terms of specs and design, apart from the fact that the new phone will be offering a pure Android experience. The price of the new Moto X4 variant will be different.
Going by a report by 9to5 Google – which was released earlier this year – Google has been planning to bring phone with more controlled and stock version of Android to the US market for a long time now. It seems, Moto X4 will be first phone powered by Google’s Android One program. According to another report by The Information – the device that will hit the US powered by Android One is expected to launch later this year. The report further hints that the device will come with a price tag within a range $200 – $300, which roughly translates to Rs 12,700 – Rs 19,000. Originally, Moto X4 bridges the gap between the premium and the budget phones. The smartphone is an upper-tier mid-range and will retail at 399 Euros, which translates to Rs 30,000 approx.
There are no specific details if Motorola will call the upcoming Android One powered phone Moto X4. Chances are that they may name the phone something else. Apart from the addition of the Android One program, and the change in the name – the phone will be same in terms of the specs will be the same as the original phone.
Moto X4 sports with a metal and glass design which overall gives a very sleek touch to the device. It comes with a 5.2-inch display with 1080p resolution. The display is protected with a Gorilla Glass 4 layer on top.
Moto X4 is a little different from the recently announced Motorola phones. It comes with an IP68 certification, which means that the new Moto X phone is water and dust resistant. On the camera front, the Moto X4 comes with two cameras at the back – one with 12-megapixel sensor – which is the primary camera, while the secondary camera comes with an 8-megapixel sensor which focuses on capturing wide-angle shots mainly. Both the cameras come with the ability to capture full-color pictures.
The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 630 processor coupled with 3 gigs of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card. The smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery which as claimed by Motorola delivers a power backup for one single day. It also comes along with a 15-watt TurboPower charger which in 15 minutes of charge provides enough battery like for the phone to last for almost 6 hours.
Another big feature that Moto X4 comes along is the Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. With this, Moto X4 can be used in hand-free mode. Motorola also says that the new Moto X4 will respond to Alexa even when the device is locked. Although it includes Alexa, Moto X4 still includes Google Assistant, which is built into Android. Motorola has confirmed that Alexa integration will come with all the other Motorola phones that will be announced in the days to come.
All these specs are expected to be the same on the new Moto X4 running on Android One program.
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