More details on the Moto X4 have emerged, and this report comes from someone with a proven track record.
Lenovo won’t be announcing phone until the end of the year, but the Moto X4 is already appearing in reports and leaks around the web. We learned in May that, like other devices part of the Moto family, this one will have a number attached to its name to create order among its predecessors. So it’ll be the first device from the Moto X line released in about two years. And just last week it leaked that Google will welcome the Moto X4 to Project Fi as its mysterious mid-range device. To date, there has not been a single non-Google device officially supported by Project Fi.
The hype is building; however, this phone isn’t going to turn out to be very high-end. It’ll be on the upper end of the segment but still mid-range. Evan Blass, the mobile industry insider for VentureBeat, has shared what specifications will be included and when the Moto X4 should launch.
The Moto X4 won’t have much glass on its body. Instead, it’ll be like the Moto G5 Plus. Lenovo is believed to be creating the Moto X4’s exterior almost entirely from aluminum.
Notable specifications according to Blass’ source include a 5.2-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot available, a 12MP camera and an 8MP camera on the rear, a 16MP camera on the front, a 3000mAh battery, IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat running out of the box.
Many are going to wonder whether or not the company can get software updates out in a timely manner for this phone. Remember the Moto X Pure Edition? People who own it are still waiting for Nougat to arrive. If Lenovo can’t prove it can get software updates to its loyal customers in a short amount of time, the Moto X4 will be another sign that Moto devices aren’t the go-to anymore for premier, fresh software.
Lenovo is expected to launch the Moto X4 in the fourth quarter of 2017. With that in mind, it should be in October when the Moto X4 is official.