In recent times, we have come across some rumours claiming that Motorola is bringing back the Moto X lineup, after nearly a year-and-half focus on the Moto Z lineup. The Moto X4 will be the first smartphone recently said to be released in Q4 2017. Various reports also suggested the specifications of the phone such as 5.2-inch 3D glass display, Snapdragon 660 processor, and a 3800mAh battery.
However, tipster Evan Blass claims all these specifications as wrong because of a person with ‘knowledge of the company’s plans,’ revealed the specs of the upcoming smartphone. The report says that Lenovo Moto X4 won’t come into the light until Q4 2017. This could be due to the shortage of Snapdragon 630 chipsets and may be Motorola is looking to keep a check at the product launches. In recent times, Motorola has unveiled a plethora of new phones (Moto C & C Plus, Moto E4 & E4 Plus, Moto Z2 Play), and there are more to come (Moto Z2, Moto Z2 Force, Moto G5s, and Moto G5s+).
All these aside, the specifications revealed by Blass will disappoint you to the core. The Moto X4 will have a 5.5-inch Full HD display (the presence of 3D glass is unknown). It will be fuelled by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with a 2.2GHz CPU on top, along with Adreno 508 GPU for handling graphics in the phone.
The CPU will be accompanied with a maximum of 4GB RAM and 64GB native storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. The Moto X4 will be Motorola’s first IP68 certified smartphones, meaning it will survive under water for 30 minutes and can resist dust as well.
The cameras in the Moto X4 seem to be impressive. The report claims that the device will have two cameras of 12MP and 8MP at the back, but the implementation is still a mystery. The secondary 8MP sensor could be a wide-angle sensor, same as the LG’s implementation. Also, there will be a 16MP front-facing camera on the front, which is also one of the highlighted features of the device because Motorola never concentrated on the selfie game.
Furthermore, the device will have a 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge technology. Evan Blass did not reveal the software version of the device because Motorola might include the upcoming Android O OS, assuming the phone to be released in Q4 2017.
Having said that, Motorola has some launches scheduled of Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Force in the upcoming days. And possibly the Moto G5s and G5s+ will also be unveiled at the end of the month.
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