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Exclusive: This is the Moto X4

Motorola has been releasing a bunch of phones this year but the device many have arguably been waiting for, is a new addition to the Moto X range. Seemingly dropped in favor of the Moto Z range, the Moto X hasn’t had a new addition since 2015 but we can now confirm that Motorola is working on a new handset in the X range. Earlier we saw seemingly sketchy images of the handset leak but thanks to an exclusive source, we can now confirm all the details around Motorola’s upcoming mid-range flagship.

The Moto X4 will feature a 5.2-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and will be available in either Super Black or Sterling Blue, while measuring in at 148.35 x 73.4 x 7.99 mm and weighing in at 163 grams. There’s going to be four global variants in total with subtle differences between each model but all should be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and Adreno 508 GPU. In Europe, North America and Latin America, the handset will come with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, while in the Asia Pacific region, the Moto X4 will come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.

Beneath the display, we’ve got the fingerprint sensor while above the display, as rumoured, is the 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.0µm pixel size, which Motorola says is designed for ultra low-light selfies and will come with an Adaptive Low Light mode. This camera is capable of shooting 4k video at 30 frames per second or Full HD video at 60 frames per second.

On the back, the Moto X4 has a contoured design on its glass back and based on the renders, it should shimmer rather nicely when held in the light. Also on the back is the dual camera, which sees a 12MP main camera with dual autofocus, f/2.0 aperture and 1.4µm pixel size paired with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size and 120° field of view. The camera comes with dual-LED flash, Phase Detection Autofocus and the ability to add depth of field effects, like most other dual camera devices (including the Moto Z2 Force below).

The entire package will be powered by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery that also comes with Motorola’s TurboCharging feature, which Motorola says will offers hours of power off just minutes of charge. The Moto X4 will come with Moto Actions, Moto Display and Moto Voice, which are all features that are available across the range of Motorola devices and offer additional features. It’s unknown whether all of these features will come to the Moto X4 but it’s likely several of these will. The Moto X4 will also be IP68 dust and water resistant, offering additional protection for those with butter fingers.

As for availability, we’re not sure when the Moto X4 will go on sale but we’ll let you know as soon as we have more information. What do you think of the Moto X4 and do you plan to buy one? Are you excited for another addition to Motorola’s Moto X range? Let us know your views in the comments below!

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