Lenovo-owned company Motorola has launched an Android One edition of its Moto X4 smartphone in the US. Motorola’s new smartphone supports Google’s Project Fi under which users get voice calls, data services and messages both on Wi-Fi and cellular networks. This has also made Moto X4 the first Android phone to be launched in US.
The latest news from the mobile giants is, that they have just confirmed that it will be launching the Moto X4 in India on October 3. However, the company has not clarified if the India variant will be an Android One edition. The affiliation with Google’s Android One means the smartphone will receive timely and regular software updates for the next two years. Also, the smartphone will come with pure Android.
“It comes optimized for the Google Assistant to help you get more done, and offers high-quality video calling with Google Duo. You’ll also get access to the latest updates from Android, such as Android Oreo before the end of the year. Android One moto x4 will be among the first to receive an upgrade to Android P,” Google wrote in a blog post.
The Motorola India, posted the official launch date of the smartphone on twitter. See it here.
The smartphone has been priced at $399, which is Rs 25,800 approximately. Making it the most expensive Android One Smartphone. They have also launched a trade-in scheme under which users can exchange their older Nexus smartphone and get the new Moto X4 for $165, which is Rs 10,000 approximately. Also, for customers purchasing the smartphone before October 5, Google is offering a $50 Fi credit.
Prior to the Moto X4, Google had launched the Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 14,999, the Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with 5.5-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, dual 12-megapixel sensors and 3,080mAh battery. We will be posting a comparison between the two phone very soon, it will give you a better idea of choosing the right smartphone.