Most people already know something about Google Project Fi, the search giant’s wireless carrier that was launched in 2015.
Over the two years of operation, this Project Fi has always been an exclusive to Google devices, among them the Nexus 6, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X as well as last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL. This means that in order to activate a Fi account, you must use any of these five phones.
With the Google Nexus 6, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X becoming of age and the Pixel and Pixel XL not showing any signs of slowing down in terms of pricing, some Google Project Fi users have been expressing their concerns over the lack of options to jump to when they eventually ditch these Nexus handsets yet they still want to keep using Fi.
In response, the search engine giant confirmed that Project Fi will get support for a non-Google device before this year comes to an end. Even though the company did not say anything about the name of this phone, sources say that the Moto X4 will be the phone to join the Nexus and Pixel family on Fi.
Now, this is not the first time photos of the Moto X4 are appearing online. The first image appeared a while back and now that there’s a second, it shows that the phone is approaching its launch. The design of the phone remains unchanged, where the back has been confirmed with a dual-lens camera setup and unlike other Google phones, the fingerprint scanner is on the front panel. The display screen is not rounded on the edges, but the phone itself is.
There are no specs and features highlighted in the latest leak, but previous rumors had suggested that the Moto X4 will ship with a 5.2-inch full HD display screen, a Snapdragon 660 SoC, 3GB/32GB or 4GB/64GB variants, a back camera of 12MP+8MP and a front shooter of 16MP. The phone is also rumored to come with a 3000mAh battery unit that supports fast charging technology.
The Moto X4 is also rumored to feature an IP68-certified body for dust and water resistance, something that should help spur the phone’s sales.