Google and Motorola today announced the very first Android One device for the US market, the Moto X4 Android One. As the name clearly suggests, the new smartphone is actually identical to the Moto X4 in terms of hardware. The only major difference, or should we say minor difference, is the software. Even though Moto uses a near stock Android UI on its smartphones, the Moto X4 comes with stock Android interface and the promise of consistent software upgrades. Moto X4 Android One will be available from Google’s Fi carrier for $399.
The Moto X4 comes with a 5.2-inch LTPS IPS LCD display offering 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution and a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch. Protecting the display is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s 14nm Snapdragon 630 octa-core chipset, clocked at 2.2 GHz. Graphics are handled by the chip’s integrated Adreno 508 GPU. In the memory department, Moto X4 comes equipped with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in memory. Thanks to a microSD card slow, you will be able to expand the storage further by up to 256GB.
Moving on to the cameras, the Moto X4 sports a dual-camera setup at the rear and an impressive 16MP snapper on the front. The dual-camera setup comprises of a primary 12MP sensor with phase detection autofocus and an f/2.0 aperture lens paired with a secondary 8MP sensor that is coupled with an f/2.2 aperture lens. In terms of video, the rear camera can capture 4K videos at up to 30 frames per second.
Connectivity wise, Motorola’s mid-range offering offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, and 4G LTE. There is a 3000mAh non-removable battery inside, supporting Motorola’s Turbo Charging fast charging standard. The Moto X4 is also IP68 certified, making it water and dust resistant.
The Moto X4 Android One will be available in two colors – Super Black and Sterling Blue. It will ship with stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system out of the box and is expected to be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo before the end of the year. Motorola also promised that the X4 Android One will be among the first smartphones to be updated to Android P next year. Pre-orders for the smartphone start today in the US. If you have an old Nexus smartphone with you, you can trade it in for up to $165. You can also earn an additional $50 Fi credit in case you trade-in before October 5th.