Moto X4 to be delayed due to Snapdragon 660 shortage, Moto E4 Plus coming to the US on June 30?
According to an industry insider, Lenovo-owned Motorola will only launch the Moto E4 Plus in the USA instead of Moto X4 on June 30 and will possibly merely "mention" when the Moto Z2 is going to hit the shelves. Projected as "anticlimatic", the launch will likely upset just anyone that's been following Moto's latest maneouvres closely.
The most probable reason for this unfortunate delay could be attributable to Qualcomm, which is reportedly experiencing some difficulties with keeping up with the industry's demand for its mid-range Snapdragon 660 chip. In case you're wondering, that's the exact chipset that's expected to click and tick inside the Moto X4. Apart from that chipset, the X4 is also expected to be IP68 water- and dust-tight, have a 3,800mAh battery at the rear, USB Type-C port, Quick Charge 3.0, and a 5.5-inch 1080p display. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal that might become even more palatable if a reasonable price tag gets involved!
As a reminder, Motorola is hosting its third product announcement for this month tomorrow, June 27, when the Moto Z2 will most likely become officially-official. Previously, the Moto Z2 Play got announced on June 1, and then the Moto E4 and the Moto E4 Plus got unveiled on June 12. Couple that with tomorrow's possible announcement of the Z2 and June 30's probable launch of the Moto E4 and you get a rather jam-packed month, at least for Motorola!