After weeks of leaks and rumors, Motorola finally announced the Moto X4. The line took the year off in 2016 as Motorola focused Â on getting the Z line off the ground, and now that it has, the X line is making its triumphant return.
Announced at IFA in Berlin, the Moto X4 will fall below the Z line but above the E and G devices in both specs and price, placing it in the mid-range market.
Motorola included solid specs with some killer features, most notably the dual-camera. A 5.2-inch 1080p display sits upfront in a similar build to that of the Moto Z2 Force, just with a different back. Itâ€™s exactly the same from what weâ€™ve seen in early leaks.
The back wears contoured Gorilla Glass 4, as does the front, with the camera living in the center with a noticeable round hump. Unfortunately, the magnetic pins used for the Moto Mods are missing. On the front will live the fingerprint scanner.
Inside will be a Snapdragon 630 processor and 3,300mAh battery thatâ€™s protected by IP68 water and dust resistance.
Back to the dual camera; itâ€™s a combination of a 12MP main camera and a 8MP wide-angle shooter. The main camera is a f/2.0 lens with dual-pixel autofocus and 1.4nm pixels. The secondary wide shooter has a f/2.2 lens with 1.12nm pixels. The camera, as you may have guessed, will be capable of a depth effect feature.
The front-facing camera is a 16MP sensor that comes with an â€œadaptive low light modeâ€ for better performance is dim conditions and a Panorama Selfie feature.
Motorola is also including support for Amazonâ€™s assistant, Alexa, which can be accessed even when the device is locked. Itâ€™s the second major Android handset to gain Alexa support after HTCâ€™s U11 did so earlier this summer.
The Moto X4 will go on sale in European countries first forÂ â‚¬399 in September.