We now know that the model is called the Moto X4 and its release is slated for late 2017, possibly in time for Black Friday. Moto X4 will reportedly be the first non-Google branded handset capable of operating Google’s pay-as-you-go Fi MVNO service.
Like the 2015 Moto X, the X4, with its aluminum frame, is also built for a mid-range audience. It’s not exactly a budget phone but still boasts decent features, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chip with eight cores that all run at 2.2GHz, a full HD screen, and 4GB of RAM with a 64GB internal storage.
If you manage to fill up that 64GB, there’s a microSD slot to boost storage. The battery has a 3,000mAh capacity, and is IP68 certified, so it’s able to submerge underwater in a maximum depth of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. The Moto X4 has two rear cameras, one of which is 8-megapixel and the other 12-megapixel. Interestingly, the selfie cam is reportedly more powerful 16-megapixel. Finally, there’s a fingerprint sensor in the front that can recognize gestures.
A leak of a company presentation slide from May revealed that there would be five phone ranges of the new Moto to come, including what we now know to be the Moto X4. In that photo, the Moto X was said to be made of full metal.