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Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Moto X4 to be the base of Motorola's Android One smartphone

Moto X4 to be the base of Motorola's Android One smartphone

Since Motorola's Android One smartphone is also supposed to sport a dual camera setup like the Moto X4, we expect it to sport similar specifications to the Xiaomi Mi A1. Now Google is aiming to the market for sub $400 phones.

Motorola and Google are reportedly working to bring the first Moto phone with Android One program.

The new Android One Moto X4 is also expected to have the same cameras, these will include a 16 megapixel front camera for Selfies and dual rear cameras.

Android One is a program from Google to provide a smooth Android experience even for devices with low-end specifications. Further, the report states that the device will be priced somewhere in the range of $200-$300.

Starting with the display, the Motorola Moto X4 gets a 5.2 inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The device is powered by the 2.2GHz Snapdragon 630 processor coupled with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD. The device runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box with Oreo update soon as it comes with stock Android. But it would appear that not only is Android One moving to mid-range models, it is moving on up to countries where there are buyer who can afford spending a little more cash on higher-spec'd phones.

On the other hand, party goers and music buffs are the kind of users Lenovo is counting on when it comes to the Moto X4. To recall, Android One is an initiative launched by Google in the year 2014. However, that would not be the best choice for either company. Along with all of this, it should be pointed out that the Moto X4 comes with a fingerprint reader and the IP68 certificate (it is water-proof) and a dual-SIM slot, which are all praiseworthy and offer good value. Apart from a few of Motorola's apps, the Moto devices do not come with other pre-installed apps. LG and HTC might be interested in offering the Android One-based smartphone. We know Xiaomi Mi A1 is also basically the same phone as Mi 5X but the only difference is the stock Android experience. Although some believe this should be the norm, the inherent openness of the operating system prevents it.

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