Ever since Google Project Fi team announced that there will be a new non-Google phone coming later this year, speculations have been all over regarding this phone.
Renowned tipster Evan Blass took no time to break the pot, revealing that the said Project Fi compatible smartphone will be the Moto X4 and that it will be here in Q4 2017. A few days later, we have alleged specs and features of what would be the successor to the Google Nexus 5X, a phone that is no longer available via Fi.
At this point in time, you can only get the Pixels and Nexus 6P via Project Fi, with the latter posing as the most affordable option at $399. Apparently, the upcoming Moto X4 is expected to command a price tag that is way cheaper than this $399, but it’s hard to tell whether it will hit the same margins as the $199 price tag slammed on the Nexus 5X when it was still in stock.
At $199, the Google Nexus 5X was without a doubt a great deal. The phone has a 5.2-inch Full HD display screen, a powerful Snapdragon 808 SoC paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Shop around and you won’t find a phone with such a package at this price, especially considering that the Snapdragon 808 is a flagship chipset.
While the Moto X4 could be coming in as an alternative or rather successor to the Google Nexus 5X, the recently leaked specs and features might come as a disappointment to some. Apparently, the phone will come with the same 5.2-inch Full HD display screen, but the Snapdragon 630 SoC under the hood is a bit of a letdown.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 3, 2017
Still, you get a decent 4GB RAM module alongside a decent 64GB of internal storage, features that should perhaps make up for the weaker processor. At 3000mAh, the battery capacity is also expected to be slightly bigger than the 2700mAh unit used on the Nexus 5X.
There is some good news, however, on the camera aspect, where the Moto X4 will feature a dual 12MP+8MP shooter on the back and a massive 16MP lens for selfies. It gets even better as the phone will even surpass the current flagship Pixel and Pixel XL by coming in with IP68 dust and water resistance alongside a front-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Moto X4 will reportedly be priced at about $325 when it finally breaks cover in Q4 2017.