Final details of the Moto X4 revealed, Snapdragon 660 a no-show
We've been pumped up for the release of the Moto X4 with a Snapdragon 660. Motorola has thrown a spanner in the works, though, as new information has surfaced that confirms that the X4 will run on a Snapdragon 630 instead. What's worse, the 4000mAh battery we expected is a no-show too, as the X4 will come with a mediocre 3000mAh batery.
The X4 replaces effectively replaces the Z devices as the OEM's mid-range offering for this year but what was a compelling buy has turned into just another mid-ranger.
The Snapdragon 630 is, for all intents and purposes, a slightly overclocked Snapdragon 625—it's a long way off the heights of the Snapdragon 660. The G5S Plus was released with a Snapdragon 625 a few weeks ago, so it's a bit hard figuring out what Motorola intends with this one.
Here's a rundown of what to expect from the Moto X4.
- 5.2" FHD display
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508
- 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage (Asia)
- 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage (America, Europe)
- Front-facing fingerprint sensor
- 16MP selfie shooter (f/2.0 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, 4K at 30fps, FHD at 60fps)
- Dual rear cameras (12MP+8MP)
- 3000mAh battery
Processor and battery aside, the X4 is a solid device, with the camera, in particular, being rather impressive.