Motorola has announced the third version of its flagship smartphone Moto X4 at the higher end, with a few additional features over the existing versions.
The new Moto X4 comes with an increased RAM of 6GB and will also be pre-loaded with the latest version of the OS, the Android Oreo. The earlier releases of Moto X4 got the update to the new OS only recently. Most of the remaining specification of the model have not been altered.
To recall, the Moto X4 has a 5.2-inch full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The phone has an all-metal outer shell and the display screen gets protection from Corning Gorilla Glass. The pixel density of the display is 424 pixels, which is quite decent.
With the introduction of the 6GB RAM variant now, the Moto X4 has 3 RAM/ROM variants, 3GB/32GB, 4GB 64GB and 6GB/64GB.
The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630SoC with a clocking speed of 2.2 GHz, again quite suitable to combine with the RAM range to offer seamless use of the smartphone for the users and a drag free gaming experience. And the battery fitted on the Moto X4 is of 3000mAh. The phone also sports an IP 68 certification for water and dust resistance.
But it is in the camera section that the Moto X (all its variants) wants to score maximum points. Apart from the hardware, comprising a 12MP + 8MP dual sensor setup in the rear and a larger 16MP sensor in the front for selfies, the Moto X4 comes with a rich haul of features to help the users enjoy using these sensors for clicking and editing images. Some of these features include Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash, Phase Detection AutoFocus (PDAF).
Apart from these, there is the Landmark Detection application which prompts the user to learn more about a place once the camera is focused on it and then the in-built business card reader that can save the information directly on to the phone when read through the camera and so on. On the selfie camera in the front also, there is a Face Filters feature that facilitates the image or video captured to be given a layer of animations.
The Moto X4 also has a special wireless connectivity feature which the manufacturer has provided in collaboration with a French firm Tempow. This startup has developed an audio technology Tempow Audio Profile (TAP). This technology, included in this new smartphone, allows the user to connect 4 Bluetooth speakers simultaneously to listen to audio and there is no latency in any of the 4 speakers.
Now, the new 6GB/64GB Moto X4 will be available for purchase from February 1 and in India, it will be available online exclusively on Flipkart and offline, in the Moto Hub outlets. The price for this phone is Rs 24,999. The other 2 variants are priced at Rs 20,999 and Rs 22,999, respectively for the 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB variants. Flipkart is also offering several discounts on the first two days of the sale.