Motorola is set to return to the X series of smartphones later this year, but we already knew that. What we didn’t know until recently were details of the Moto X4, particularly what the company was putting inside it.
On the outside, the Moto X4 is said sport a 5.2-inch FHD display clad in a aluminium body. Powering it will be a modest Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC. This is paired with a maximum of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It’s not going to set any performance records, but the Moto devices have been focusing on the midrange market for years.
There’s a dual camera setup on the back of the phone, featuring both a 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors. On the front is the obligatory 16-megapixel selfie camera. The source also claims that the Moto X4 will be water and dust proof.
A fingerprint reader is also being attached to the front of the device, and it will supposedly also be able to recognise basic gestures. How useful this will be is unknown, but it’s definitely trying something new.
One selling point of the Moto X4 that is of less relevance to Malaysians is the ability to use Google Fi. This allows it to hop across carriers in the US to find the best signal, but doesn’t actually do anything anywhere else in the world. Although the Moto devices have also been traditionally US-centric in their releases.