Google and Motorola have announced that the Moto 4X is set to become Google’s Project Fi first Android One smartphone. The X4 will have some of its features stripped down while making the transition.
What does that mean? Well, it means the Android One version of the X4 will be different than it's counterparts available in Europe and other areas. As with other Android One phone, the Moto X4 will be lacking some of the features that Motorola usully includes their Android phones. Moto Voice, Moto Access, attentive display and one-button navigation options are completely stripped on Project Fi's first Android One phone. Also stripped is Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, since Google has their own voice assistant and they want it to be the only voice assistant option on the phone.
As for the Fi Moto X4 hardware, it’s the same as the models announced earlier. It’s display is 5.2-inch with a resolution of 1080p, and it has a Snapdragon 630 process, 3,000mAh battery, and a IP68 water and dust resistance rating. Its dual-rear camera has 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors, and its front camera has 16 megapixels. Like with other Fi phones, Google is also offering free unlimited full-quality storage in Google Photos for the Fi Moto X4.
And for customers that already own a Fi device, Google is offering up to a $165 trade-in for select Nexus devices and a $50 bonus trade-in credit if the trade-in is done before October 5th.
Google is showing commitment to bringing more Android One phones into the US, and it’s likely that the Fi Moto X4 will be the last non-Google Project Fi phone to come.
The Fi Moto X4 will be priced at $399 and is avaliable for preorder now.