1Features to Look for in Lenovo’s Rumored Moto X4 Midrange Smartphone
Years ago the Motorola X line was among the top smartphone models on the market. However, the X models have been supplanted by the Moto Z as the high-end option in Lenovo’s smartphone product line. While some industry watchers have questioned whether Moto X has a future in Lenovo’s mobile device plans, recent rumors indicate that a new model called the Moto X4 is in the works. If Lenovo actually releases it later this year, the rumors are it could offer midrange features at a price that’s attractive enough to draw budget-conscious buyers. Better yet, the smartphone could come with some higher-end features that will make it even more interesting. Read on to find out what Lenovo might offer in the rumored Moto X4.
2Don’t Look for Advanced Smartphone Design
Lenovo won’t deliver a new smartphone design concept in the Moto X4. Recent renderings of the device that have been leaked online suggest it will have a traditional smartphone design featuring a flat screen and physical home button on its face. It will be made of aluminum, similar to many current midrange smartphones.
3It will Have Midrange Performance, Too
4Screen Size Will Put It in the Middle of the Pack
5Lenovo Will Opt for Android Nougat
6This Midrange Camera Will Have a Dual-Camera Surprise
Not many midrange smartphones come with two rear-facing cameras, but the Moto X4 will be one of them. Several recent rumors suggest the Moto X4 will have one 12-megapixel shooter and an 8-megapixel sensor on the back. The front-facing camera might be the best of the bunch, offering 16-megapixel performance.
7It Will Be Shock, Dust Resistant
The Moto X4’s aluminum chassis should protect it from accidental spills at short distances. Lenovo reportedly is also reinforcing the handset with an IP68 rating, which means it should still work even if dust, residue or water gets in through its cracks. That rating also would (hopefully) guarantee no water damage if the handset is submerged in more than 4 feet of water for 30 minutes.
8It Will Have a Long-Lasting Battery
9Will It Be Project Fi Compatible?
Nagging rumors suggest the Moto X4 will be the next smartphone to work on Google’s Project Fi network. If so, users could sign up for a Project Fi account and get optimized network connectivity regardless of where they are. A Project Fi plan also ensures customers are charged only for the data they use, potentially helping them to save on traditional carrier plans.
10Some Storage and Memory Concerns
Since this is a midrange smartphone, it shouldn’t be surprising that Lenovo isn’t planning big memory and storage capacities in the Moto X4. According to the latest rumors, the Moto X4 will come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. That’s not as much memory and storage as some buyers might prefer, but it’s not too stingy.
11It’s Priced to Win Holiday Season Sales
Lenovo reportedly is planning to release the Moto X4 in the fourth quarter of the year, in time for the holiday shopping season. The company hasn’t announced pricing, but comparably equipped Moto devices cost about $250. Most reports say the Moto X4 will cost somewhere between $250 and $350.