Moto X4 Announced With Dual-Lens Rear Camera And Alexa Support

Motorola has finally unveiled the dual-lens camera Moto X4 at IFA 2017. The Moto X Force, which was released in 2015, was the last device in the X series. The first Moto X was launched in 2013.

Impress specs

Motorola’s latest flagship comes with a 5.2-inch FHD (1080×1920) display, which is an LTPS IPS screen with Corning Gorilla Glass on top and a pixel density of 424PPI. The Moto X4 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and Android Nougat 7.1.2.

The Moto X4 has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 2TB. Further, it has a single Nano SIM slot supporting 4G LTE. The handset comes encased in an anodized aluminum frame and features a 3D rear contoured design.

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On the connectivity front, the smartphone comes with NFC and Bluetooth 5.0. Thanks to Motorola, Bluetooth 5.0 allows users to stream music wirelessly to up to four Bluetooth speakers and headphones. The same music can be synced to all the speakers simultaneously. Further, the user will be able to control the volume of each device separately. Bluetooth 5.0 also allows the user to share their tunes with friends.

The handset’s battery capacity stands at 3,000 mAh, and the phone can be turbo-charged to up to six hours of battery in just 15 minutes of charging. Another unique feature in the Moto X4 is the Moto Key, which allows users to log in to websites automatically. Going forward, Motorola plans to launch the Moto Key for older phones as well via a software update.

What’s special about the Moto X4?

The Moto X4’s dual-lens camera system is among its main attractions. If you remember, the Motorola Z2 Force was fitted with two 12-megapixel cameras, one with a color sensor and the other with a black and white sensor. However, the Motorola X4 comes with a 12-megapixel main lens and an 8-megapixel wide angle secondary camera. Both cameras capture full color images, but the main camera features dual pixel auto-focus, an f/2.0 lens, and 1.4-micron pixels, while the wide-angle lens offers a 120-degree field of view from its f/2.2 lens and 1.12-micron pixels.

The Lenovo-owned company claims that these unique camera features will enable depth effects such as selective focus and color. The front camera has a 16-megapixel resolution and comes with an “adaptive low-light mode” offering better low light performance.

In addition, the Moto X4 comes with Amazon Alexa support, which can be accessed even when the screen is locked. Hands-free support for Alexa is currently available in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. The smartphone will be able to respond to Alexa voice commands and offer all functionalities that Alexa would offer on the Echo and other devices.

HTC brought something similar in its flagship, the HTC U11, earlier this year. The Moto X4 will also offer Google Assistant, and Motorola stated that Alexa will be available on upcoming Motorola phones, notes The Verge. The Moto X4 will first be available in Europe later this month at a price of EUR 399. In other markets, the handset will probably be released before the end of fall.