Lenovo-owned Motorola seems to be the next partner for the Android One project as Google’s attempting to revive the same after its disappointing performance in the first attempt. As per a new leak shared by Evan Blass (@evleaks) on Twitter, Motorola seems to be working on a Moto X4 Android One edition smartphone.
Blass shared a render of the upcoming device which shows that its design exactly same as the standard Moto X4 which Motorola launched at IFA 2017 in Berlin. The only significant difference is that it has the Android One branding on the bottom of the back panel. Other than this, it has the same dual camera setup within a circle-shape enclosure along with Motorola logo at the center.
The leak does not share any information regarding specifications, pricing or availability of the device. But as it essentially appears to be just a rebranded Moto X4, you can expect similar specs like 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 630 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and 12MP + 8MP dual cameras with Dual Pixel autofocus among other things.
As Motorola devices already ship with almost stock Android, you should not expect any major change in performance of the two devices. But you can expect less pre-installed apps along with faster and regular updates on the Moto X4 Android One edition. It is also expected to be aimed at the western markets including the United States with a pricing tipped to be higher than the standard offering.
The leak has come just days after Xiaomi released its first Android One smartphone named Mi A1 at an event held in India. It is basically the Mi 5X smartphone which was launched in China earlier this year but comes with stock Android instead of MIUI skin. It is also promised to get Android Oreo update by the end of the year and an assurance that it will be one of the first devices to get Android P as and when it will become available.
So what do you think of the Moto X4 Android One edition? Are you excited to see an Android One smartphone from a brand like Motorola? Share your thoughts with us using the comments section below.