Google - who recently teamed up with Xiaomi for the Mi A1 handset - will be partnering up with Motorola (a company which it once owned) for an Android One handset. The smartphone seems to be based on the recently unveiled Moto X4. Although, the smartphone doesn't seem to present any design changes in comparison with the standard Moto X4 model. The report further hints that the device will come with a price tag within a range $200 - $300, which roughly translates to Rs 12,700 - Rs 19,000.
Interestingly, Moto X4 will be the first Android One smartphone to be launched under Google's initiative in the U.S. Android One devices were limited to developing countries, such as India mostly. This means, the smartphone will pack a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) LTPS IPS display with 424ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. What's basically a rebranded Xiaomi Mi 5X, the new Mi A1 sports most of the same specifications as the Mi 5X, only it drops Xiaomi's MIUI Android skin. The Moto X4 is powered by the 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 508 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Today, a popular leakster, Evan Blass has tweeted that the Moto X4 will debut with Android One in the USA very soon.
In a similar fashion, those markets where the smart voice assistant Amazon Alexa is available will find the Moto X4 even more interesting because of its added value. It will receive Android 8.0 Oreo before the end of this year. The other camera is an 8MP wide-angle shooter with a 120-degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture, while the front camera is a 16MP shooter. Connecting up to four external speakers with Bluetooth is a unique option no other phone supports at the time of this writing and the option of toying with sound settings of all four of these channels additionally contributes to creative possibilities for music ambience. There are also good chances that the phone will not be called the Moto X4, so the companies may give it an altogether different name.