The Lenovo-owned Motorola has officially announced a brand new smartphone, unveiling a new model in the long-running X series.
The Moto X4 is a mid-range handset that boasts Corning Gorilla Glass on both the front and back. The frame is anodized aluminum, and the handset is IP68-rated for water and dust resistance. Under the hood there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage. There’s also a microSD card slot for expandable storage, too.
The 5.2-inch display has a 1080p HD resolution, and there’s a 16-megapixel front-facing camera above it. Around back, there’s a 12-megapixel standard shooter and an 8-megapixel wide angle lens next to it. Together they’ll give your photos the blurry, bokeh effect if you want. The cameras also support a new Landmark Detection feature that will let you point the camera at a point of interest and, if there’s any additional information to learn about it, the phone will show it to the user.
The Moto X4 is running Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, and one of the major bullet points for the handset’s features list is the built-in integration with Amazon Alexa. That means you’ll be able to use the digital personal assistant without unlocking the handset.
There’s a fingerprint sensor below the Moto X4′s display, NFC support, a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a battery that measures in at 3000mAh.
As far as availability goes, Motorola says the Moto X4 will launch in Europe in September for €399 ($475 USD). A launch in the United States is planned for sometime in the fall, but there’s no specific date or pricing to announce just yet.
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