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The Moto X4 marks the return of Motorola’s beloved X-line

by Danny Zepeda | August 11, 2017August 11, 2017 11:30 am PDT

We’ve been hearing for a while now the Motorola was resurrecting the X-line it killed off last year in favor of the new Z-line, but it is now official. The Moto X4 is happening and it is a gorgeous phone. Android Authority nabbed the first press image of the X4.

The Moto X4 marks the first time we’ve seen an X phone from Motorola since 2015 when it had two versions: the Style and Pure. Both were descendants from the original Moto X released in 2013. The Moto X4 takes the X-line in a brand new direction. It borrows heavily from its brother, the Moto Z2 Force, in nearly every important aspect. And that’s not a bad thing because the Z2 Force is a really good phone.

Gone is the swooping back with customizable back panels and its place is the industrial design that the Z-line has pushed forward. The front features a 5.2-inch Full HD display that’s sandwiched between two big bezels that house the front camera, earpiece and the home button-fingerprint scanner combo.

The back is also eerily similar to the Z-line with the camera housed at the top center within a circular outline, but instead of pure metal, the back is now glass. The X4 reportedly sports a 16MP dual camera system with f/2.0 aperture that comes with Motorola’s Adaptive Low Light mode.

Inside will be a Snapdragon 630 processor, Adreno 508 GPU and 3,000mAh battery along with either 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The former version will be for Europe, North America and Latin America while the latter will be for Asia Pacific. The Moto X4 will be available in two colors: Super Black and Sterling Blue.

The Moto X4 will also carry over some of the features Motorola includes in all of its phones—Moto Actions, Moto Display and Moto Voice. It will also boast an IP68 rating, making it dust and water resistant.

There’s still no word on when the Moto X4 will be available, but it shouldn’t be that far away.

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...