Xiaomi recently launched an Android One device, dubbed as the Mi A1. And now, leaks suggest that Lenovo-owned Motorola is working on an Android One device. However, the leaks suggest that instead of launching a new device, the company will re-launch the Moto X4 as an Android One device.
Evan Blass, a leakster has posted an image of the Motorola Moto X4 with ‘Android One’ branding at the back on twitter. This will be the first time that an Android One phone will make it to the US market as Android One device as usually restricted to developing countries such as India.
An Android One device from Motorola is interesting as the company already ships their device with a near stock Android experience. Apart from a few of Motorola’s apps, the Moto devices do not come with other pre-installed apps. If this leak turns out to be true, the device will come with even fewer pre-installed apps and faster updates directly from Google.
What is Android One?
Android One is a program from Google to provide a smooth Android experience even for devices with low-end specifications. The Android One devices come with the latest stock Android version and are free of bloatware. Apart from this, the devices receive two years of Android updates directly from Google.
So this means that a device that is a part of the Android One Program will be receiving timely updates directly from Google and that too for 2 years. So far, there were no major ODMs working with Android One, but after the recently launched Xiaomi Mi A1, other companies may also be interested in it.
Motorola Moto X4 Specifications
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Starting with the display, the Motorola Moto X4 gets a 5.2 inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The device is also IP68 water and dust resistant.
In terms of optics, the Moto X4 features a dual camera setup at the back. This setup comprises of a 12MP primary lens with f/2.0 aperture, and an 8MP wide angle (120-degree) lens with f/2.2 aperture. A 16MP front-facing camera is also there with selfie flash, beauty mode and professional mode.
Sporting a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 630 processor with Adreno 508 GPU, the Moto X4 comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. You can use a microSD card for up to 2TB expansion.
Currently powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the Android One version of the Motorola Moto X4 is expected to come with Android 8.0 Oreo. The phone is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery, it comes with 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC as standard connectivity options.