Moto X4 to be the base of Motorola's Android One smartphone

Barely a month after Motorola launched its Moto X4, it is going to come up with Android One edition of the model.

Evan Blass, a well-known tipster, posted a press render of the Moto X4 with Android One branding on Twitter. Google's Android One Program has mostly been initiated to provide affordable devices with stock experience to those users who can not afford high-end Android smartphones. Google recently added a new smartphone to its Android One portfolio, Xiaomi Mi A1.

But now there's one more established OEM that will join Google to further continue the Android One challenge and once was a part of Google before Lenovo. A few days ago, trusted tipster Evan Blass leaked an image of the recently-announced Moto X4 carrying the Android One branding, which nearly confirms the speculations. The duo is also planning an Android One device. That would mean the handset would have a 5.2-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS IPS display with 424ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The aim of the Android One initiative is to bring stock Android experience to budget smartphones. For this, the company has reportedly picked none other than the recently-introduced Moto X4 smartphone.

The leaked photo shows a smartphone from the back that is identical to the Moto X4 - curved edges, glass body and a dual camera sensor. For the front, the Moto X4 sports a 16-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 lens and front LED flash along with a 4-megapixel adaptive low-light mode. It is powered by a 64 bit 2.2GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Processor with 3GB/4GB of RAM. And you guessed it right; it's none other than Google once owned Motorola Mobility. Additionally, it is expected that the Moto X4 Android One edition will come with the Google Play Protect security feature out of the box, notes Gadgets 360. The phone supports TurboPower quick charging, and comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.

While it is true that Motorola does load some of its apps on the phones it makes, it is also true that these do not pose any significant obstacle to Android users. We know Xiaomi Mi A1 is also basically the same phone as Mi 5X but the only difference is the stock Android experience.