Google has teamed up with Motorola to launch its first Android One smartphone in the United States. The Moto X4 combines mid-range hardware with timely software support—I mean, what more could you want from a device that only costs $399?
As you’d expect, the Android One variant of the Moto X4 is a little different to the model Motorola is selling in Europe. It has a “pure Android experience,” which means it doesn’t come with any of the firm’s added features, like Moto Voice.
Much to our surprise, the Moto X4 ships running Android 7.1 Nougat, but Google says an update to Android 8.0 Oreo will be available by the end of the year, with the handset also being one of the first to receive the Android P upgrade when it’s eventually released.
The Moto X4 sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 630 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable internal storage, a 12-megapixel dual-camera configuration, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.
Strangely, the Moto X4 isn’t listed on Motorola’s website; it’s only available to purchase through Project Fi for $399 outright. To help drive sales, Google is offering customers up to $165 off when they trade in a select Nexus device.
Trade in by October 5 and you’ll also receive $50 Project Fi credit.