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Rumored Moto X (2017) to Launch as the Moto X4

The rumored Moto X (2017), which is expected to be made official in the near future, will be marketed as the Moto X4. The confirmation comes from smartphone leakster Evan Blass, who tweeted an image of the handset’s logo on his Twitter page.

An alleged video showing an internal Moto X4 presentation had also shown up online over the weekend, confirming some of the smartphone’s key features and hardware specifications. According to the video, the Moto X4 will feature a 5.5-inch sized display, most likely with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution. The smartphone will be powered by the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset under the hood, with the Adreno 512 GPU handling the graphics.

The powerful SoC will be paired with 4GB of RAM, which should ensure a smooth multitasking experience. There is no word on the amount of storage, but previous leaks have suggested the 4GB variant will include 64GB of built-in storage.

Power users will appreciate the 3800mAh capacity battery, which will support Motorola’s Turbo Charging tech for ultra-fast charging speeds. In the design department, the Moto X4 will largely be similar to the Moto G5 Plus, sporting a full-metal build. One key difference, however, will be the high IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. Motorola has so far only been offering a water repellant coating on its smartphones, so the Moto X4 could very well be the company’s first model to come with an IP68 certification. For those of you who aren’t aware, an IP68 certification means a device can be submerged in fresh water up to 1.5 meters deep for a maximum period of 30 minutes.

The Moto X4 is also expected to include an always-on AI assistant, but no details are available at this point. It is a similar story when it comes to the cameras. While it can be clearly seen in the video that the Moto X4 features a dual-camera setup, the resolution of the two sensors hasn’t been revealed.