Moto X4: Officially announced with dual-camera, IP68

Motorola has officially unveiled the Moto X4, which brings back the Moto X line after a slight hiatus. It’s a midrange that seems more of a premium device, with dual cameras, water and dust resistance, and more. The fourth-gen Moto X, or the Moto X4 as it’s called, isn’t a flagship by current standards, but it’s close.
It fills Motorola’s midrange category but elevates it in unique ways. It doesn’t look what you’d expect a midrange handset to look, covered with a metal and glass design combo that makes it look both fresh and premium. Its Gorilla Glass 4 protection prevents severe scratches, and it’s also IP68 water and dust resistant.
Very few midrangers have dual cameras yet the Moto X4 does. It’s a 12- and 8-megapixel combo with apertures of f/2.0 and f/2.2, respectively. The selfie shooter is also a stunner at 16 megapixels. It features what Motorola calls “adaptive low-light mode” which delivers better-lit photos in low-light scenes.
Because the Moto X4 is a midrange device, its Snapdragon 630 chip and 3 or 4 GB of RAM can’t hold a candle to Snapdragon 835-carrying flagships with 4 or 6 GB of memory. That’s just the kind corners Motorola had to cut to keep the price down.
The Moto X4 has a 5.2-inch screen with a 1080p resolution, which is already good for a midrange device. It packs a 3,000 mAh battery, which Motorola says can last up to 24 hours between charges. Included in the box is a TurboPower charger that gives six hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging.
One of the Moto X4’s key features is the native integration of the Amazon Alexa digital assistant, which is quite rare. Those in the United States, UK, or Germany will be able to make voice commands to Alexa.

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