Motorola is preparing to release the Moto X4, a smartphone that appears to be positioned right on that line between flagship devices and the middle tier of the smartphone market. As we wait for it to hit the market, one person got to spend some hands-on time with the device and could not resist capturing a couple pictures as well as sharing some details about what Motorola has planned. Sources have also noted that the device pictured appears to be a blue colored variant of the device, our first look at that color.
As far as the device’s physical appearance, what is shown in the pictures is very similar to recent Motorola devices. On the front that includes thin side bezels, but large bezels at the top and bottom including enough space at the bottom for a fingerprint scanner. That may not be in keeping with current design trends we see in flagship devices, but the location of the fingerprint scanner is much more effective than devices with the scanner located on the back.
On the back of the device we see the familiar round Motorola camera housing although it now contains a dual lens system. The presence of the hump seems like a holdover from the design of the Z series of devices where the camera hump creates a flat back when modules are added.
According to some previous reports, the Moto X4 was supposed to have a curved display similar to some of the 2.5D screens we have seen on the market. Those make use of some slight curve on the sides to create an illusion of a bigger screen. However, these pictures seem to portray a normal, flat screen. If the poster is to be believed, Motorola also opted to stick with an LCD display for the Moto X4 instead of upgrading to an AMOLED display.