When Project Fi was first launched, the most affordable handset that was supported on the network was the Nexus 5X, but given that the phone has since been listed as out of stock, this leaves customers with only the Pixel handsets, which isn’t exactly what many would consider to be an affordable device.
However recently Google had confirmed that a new Project Fi handset was in the works from one of their partners, and that it would be of the mid-tier variety. This has led to many wondering what that phone could be, but a recent report from Evan Blass on VentureBeat has revealed that the handset in question could be the Moto X4.
For those unfamiliar, the Moto X4 is basically 2017’s Moto X. Last year we saw Motorola skip the launch of the Moto X lineup in favor of the Moto Z, but the company had reassured customers that the Moto X had not been discontinued and replaced by the Moto Z. Instead from what we can tell from the leaked photos and rumors, the Moto X4 will be something of a mid-ranger, which seems to be in line with what Project Fi had teased.
Of course given that there are probably a ton of mid-range handsets out there, it’s hard to say if the Moto X4 will be the phone in question, but Blass has had a very decent track record so perhaps there could be some truth to it, but either way until we get the official details, take it with a grain of salt for now.
Last year instead of launching the Moto X, Motorola decided to announce a new lineup of smartphones in the form of the Moto Z family. The company has since assured their customers that the Moto X lineup isn’t going anywhere, and we could soon be hearing some kind of announcement.
It seems that thanks to a report out of China (via GSMArena), alleged Motorola presentation slides have leaked online in which it shows off and mentions the 2017 Moto X. Now there is no way to confirm if these slides are the real deal, but this isn’t the first time we’ve seen or heard about the Moto X, so it isn’t that revelatory.
However we should point out that the photos of the Moto X in these slides are slightly different in terms of design compared to what we’ve seen in the past. Previous leaks have placed the rear-facing flash unit below the camera lenses, but in the photo above you can clearly see that the flash has been relocated to above the lenses.
Now either the previous photos were based on a prototype, or the recent leak is a fake, or vice versa. Like we said we can’t verify how real these slides are, but hopefully Motorola will have an official answer for us soon.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen several leaks and reports concerning the new Moto X handset that’s believed to be in the pipeline. It’s being referred to as the Moto X (2017) currently though it’s not known for sure whether that’s going to be the official name of this handset if and when it comes out. A new report brings us some specifications and a render of this handset.
The report suggests that the Moto X (2017) bearing model number XT-180x is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU and up to 4GB of RAM with up to 64GB of storage. The Moto X (2017) is expected to feature a dual camera system on the back with at least one of the cameras being a 13 megapixel unit.
It’s also said that another Motorola handset is in th pipeline which features similar specs but has a single 12 megapixel camera on the back. One can speculate that perhaps this will be a lower priced version of the Moto X (2017).
The render does show that there’s a dual camera system on the back of this device which is claimed to be the new Moto X.
However, it’s not exactly difficult to fabricate images like this so unless there’s more information to go on or something concrete is leaked, I’d suggest taking all of this information with a grain of salt for now.
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If you were hoping to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto X lineup, you might be interested to learn that over in Germany, the update appears to have been delayed. This is according to tweets sent out by Motorola Germany who confirmed that the update for the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto X Pure and Moto X Force will be delayed.
It is unclear as to what could be the cause of the delay, and it is also unclear if this delay will affect the other markets that the Moto X handsets are available in. However since Moto Germany was the one that made the announcement, we can only assume and hope that it is limited to Germany/Europe as opposed to the rest of the world, but don’t be surprised if it is delayed for you as well.
Leider verzögert sich das Rollout des Android 7 Updates für die Moto X Serie voraussichtlich bis Mai. Wir bitten um eure Geduld.
— Moto Deutschland (@Moto_GER) February 1, 2017
Motorola isn’t the first OEM to delay the Nougat update. Recently it was reported that over in Singapore, the Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge phones could be pushed to the next quarter. It was also reported that over in Europe, HTC is also facing some delays with the Nougat update, although it seems to be rolling out in the UK.
In any case if you are living in Germany/Europe, we guess you’ll just have to remain patient and wait for the update. In the meantime over in the US, the unlocked Moto Z is currently receiving its Nougat update.
Motorola’s flagship smartphone, the Moto X, has just been given a makeover on the outside, while the innards would more or less remain the same. Behold, the College Collection for the Moto X which will comprise of a series of customization options so that consumers are able to show off just how proud they are of their alma mater, even though it is done via taking your smartphone out from your pocket. Its College Collection launch will see the inclusion of nine new back colors as well as a trio of new accent colors to MotoMaker, so that potential buyers will be able to pick their university’s perfect color combo.