Motorola introduced the Moto X4, it’s premium mid-range device, recently at IFA 2017. A few days later, leaks of an Android One version of Moto X4 started surfacing online. Yesterday, Motorola and Google together announced the Moto X4 Android One version for Project Fi in the US. It is the first Android One device to be released in the US and it will eventually make its way to other countries. It is also the first smartphone to support Project Fi other than Google’s own Nexus and Pixel lineup. For your information, Project Fi is a mobile carrier solution from Google, which allows the phone to automatically find the best signal by seamlessly switching between Wi-Fi and Project Fi’s 4G LTE partner networks without any change in rates. Read more about Project Fi here.
Speaking about the Android One version Moto X4, it comes with a 5.2-inch full HD IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass protection, octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage with microSD card expansion, fingerprint scanner placed below the display, IP68 dust and water resistance, a non-removable 3000mAh battery which supports Motorola’s Turbocharging through USB Type-C port. The rear camera setup consists of a primary 12MP f/2.0 1.4μm sensor and a secondary 8MP f/2.2 1.12μm wide-angle sensor with 120° field of view, along with an LED flash. The front camera is a 16MP f/2.0 1µm sensor with a selfie flash. Moto X4 Android One edition will lack Amazon Alexa which is present in the Standard Moto X4, and a lot of Moto-specific features like Moto voice, Moto access, One button navigation, etc. It will come with Stock Android 7.1 Nougat, with an update to Oreo promised before the end of the year.
Moto X4 Android One comes at a price of $399 (Rs. 25,900) and pre-orders (only for the US) has already begun. Motorola confirmed that the unlocked standard version Moto X4 will also be made available later in the US (probably at $399).
Motorola confirmed the launch of Regular Moto X4 in India on October 3rd
Motorola India has officially announced on their Twitter page that they would launch the standard version of Moto X4 in India on October 3rd. It will be placed between the mid-range Moto G series and the flagship Moto Z series. It comes with the same specifications as the Moto X4 Android One edition, but with Moto-specific software features. Android One edition will also be launched in India, but as of now, there is no information about the launch date.
Looking at the US pricing, it seems Moto X4 Android One version would be the most expensive Android One device when it launches in India. What are your thoughts about the Moto X4? Which one would you choose – Moto X4 regular version or Moto X4 Android One version? Let us know in the comments.