Android One phone coming to the U.S.?

Android One phone coming to the U.S.?
Is the U.S. a developing market, or has Google expanded its distribution plans for its Android One line? You might recall that when Google initially announced Android One at Google I/O in June 2014, the phones were entry level models designed for smartphone hungry markets where consumers could not afford mid-range or high-end phones. The idea was to widen the reach of Google's open source Android OS.

But it would appear that not only is Android One moving to mid-range models, it is moving on up to countries where there are buyer who can afford spending a little more cash on higher-spec'd phones. The other day, reliable tipster Evan Blass tweeted a leaked render of what apparently is a new Motorola entry to the Android One program. While it cannot be confirmed, the back of the device strongly resembles the Moto X4, which is far from being an entry-level device. The current rumor has this Motorola Moto X4/Android One coming to the states. There is also some talk that this model will be offered to customers of Google's hybrid MVNO Project Fi.

The Moto X4 has already been unveiled by Motorola, and is equipped with a 5.2-inch LCD display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood, the Snapdragon 630 chipset includes an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 508 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. A 256GB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage. The two cameras on back include a 12MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0, and an 8MP ultra wide angle snapper with an f/2.2 aperture. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh battery, and Android Nougat is pre-installed.

As an Android One model, the phone should come with stock Android and should quickly receive Android updates. As soon as we hear anything new about this Motorola branded Android One handset, we will pass it along to you.

source: TechRadar

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Moto X4
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie



9. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

You can get 5 of these for the price of one iphone

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

If I need to buy a phone now, it would be XiaoMi A1 hand down. XiaoMi A1 has the right balance of hardware reliability, pricing and after sale support, if there a service center in your area. Plus their Dual Cams is one of the best in the US$250 price bracket.

4. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

More likely to be a Project Fi device than a GPE or Android One device

5. KingSam

Posts: 1546; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Both have been rumored. And the xiaomi a1 has sd625 so sd630 is not out of the question for android one.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7662; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If it is an Android One device, then the updates come from Google. So it will be well supported for updates.

2. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Hopefully updates are frequently

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Moto X4 Google Play Edition......that's how i call it.

3. Loveneesh

Posts: 454; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

That's what i also think.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7662; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If it has these specs and is priced right, then it will sell. That's the trick to get a good starting price. If it's around the 300 mark. Then it could sell really well. If it's $350-$400, then it won't sell that well. If everyone could remember when the first Moto g came out. It was selling for a great price with decent specs at the time. This device has decent specs as well. A full HD display in a small form factor, with dual cameras with 4k video and a wide angle camera like the LG G6, G6,V20, V30. If it's priced right, and supports Google's new ARCore, then it would be worth it.

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