Updated: Android One Version of Moto X4 Available for Pre-Orders
Update September 20: Google announced Android One version of Moto X4 for Project Fi. The phone is available for pre-orders in black and silver color. It will cost $399 and will come with pure Android version. Android One Moto X4 comes with Nougat, but Google said that the phone will receive update to Oreo by the end of the year and to Android P, when it becomes available.
Android One Moto X4, however, will not come with the Alexa that original X4 is shipping with. Also, Motorola enhancements like Moto Voice, Moto Access, attentive display, or one-button navigation will not be part of on the Project Fi’ Moto X4.
Google is also offering free unlimited full-quality storage in Google Photos as well as a new trade-in program. Customers can get up to $165 when they trade select Nexus phones. Those who start their trade-in by October 5 will get an extra $50 Project Fi credit.
Original: Moto X4, Motorola’s latest smartphone announced last month, might get an Android One version. Image shared by @evleaks on Twitter shows the back of Moto X4 with Android One logo below Motorola’s branding. Other details on Android One version of Moto X4 are missing out but earlier reports also from Evan Blass on VentureBeat (@evleaks) reveal that new Project Fi’s phone might just be the Moto X4.
Over the last few months, it’s been speculated that the Moto X4 might come to Project Fi sometime in the fourth quarter of 2017. Since Moto X4 is official for some time now and not yet announced for Google’s Project Fi, it’s possible that a new version of this phone is in preparation for this purpose. Android One version of Moto X4 would be more affordable than the original for Europe, €399 ($475 USD). Expected cost goes along with earlier Google’s announcement that “a new Fi-compatible device at a mid-tier price” from one of their partners would be available “later this year.”
The original Moto X4 features a 5.2-inch display with a 1080p HD resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 12-megapixel camera with an 8-megapixel wide angle lens and 16-megapixel front-facing camera. It has Android 7.1 Nougat OS, NFC and a USB Type-C port for connectivity and a 3000mAh battery to power it all.
If Android One version of Moto X4 becomes part of Project Fi’s phone line-up, it would be the first phone offered by this carrier that’s not Google-branded, Nexus or Pixel. Also, it would be more affordable option for Project Fi customers. And, of course, that would be the first Android One smartphone offered in the U.S.