The Moto X4 will be available first in Europe in September, and later in other territories. Made from 3D contoured glass wrapped around an anodized aluminium sub-frame, the phone looks more like a single piece than, say, the Moto G5 Plus. There's also a microSD card slot for expandable storage, too. Thanks to the inclusion of two cameras on the back, depth detection is possible and thus, the selective focus feature is given here, and Moto X4 also has the selective Black and White that is still in the beta stage. Partnering with Tempow, the "Dolby Labs of Bluetooth", the Moto X4 employs Tempow's new Audio Bluetooth technology profile to stream audio simultaneously to multiple Bluetooth speakers. We have much more information on this feature in our hands-on post, which you can find right here. The X4 sits below the Lenovo brand's leading Z line of phones but remains competitive as a mid-range handset.
Unlike other manufacturers, Motorola hasn't gone out of its way to shove a new gimmicky feature into its device to set it apart from the competition. Unlike the Z2 Play, the X4 has a custom dual-camera setup that pairs a 12-megapixel standard lens with an 8-megapixel 120-degree wide-angle sensor.
The 2018 Moto X follows a similar design language to other Moto devices in the range: it features the "batwing" Moto symbol pride of place on the rear, above which is the protruding circular section that contains the dual cameras. The main 12MP sensor has dual-pixel autofocus, an f/2.0 lens, and 1.4nm pixels.
Even the software Motorola has built into the Moto X4 is pretty interesting. The smartphone is tipped to pack a 3000mAh battery, and should run on Android Nougat out-of-the-box.
The X4's processor and display are more fitting for its price point, as it uses the Snapdragon 630 chip instead of the more powerful Snapdragon 835. In addition, the phone will offer a "quick screenshot" mode that's enabled by placing three fingers on the screen at once.
It also comes with Alexa, Amazon's highly rated voice assistant.
Recently, the company's Moto X4 booth was spotted at IFA 2017 in Berlin hinting at the imminent launch of the device in the next few days.
Now Moto X is back, with the Motorola Moto X4 looking to add some muscle to the mid-range once more.
Motorola Philippines has announced a livestream event happening on September 2 by sharing a poster, which has the text "hello moto X". It's quite fetching in both Super Black and Sterling Blue options, though I noticed it picks up fingerprints and smudges rather easily. The beloved Moto X line slowly began to scale back, and in the last couple of years, another line supplanted it in being the flagship line in Moto's portfolio - that was the Moto Z. Now, after a couple of years of being dormant, it looks as though that we're finally getting a proper successor to the last one in the series; the Moto X4.
The Moto X4 is expected to carry an online MSRP of $349.99 (roughly Rs. 22,400) and $399.99 (roughly Rs. 25,600), suggesting that there are going to be two variants of Moto X4. The new Moto G5s Plus is priced at Rs 15,999.