@evleaks shared a photo of the Moto X4 on Twitter. The leaked photo shows the Moto X4 with an Android One logo just below Motorola's branding.
And in addition to the leaked photo, Evan Blass revealed on VentureBeat that the Moto X4 just might be the next Project Fi device. Of course, this fueled a lot of speculations and excitement on whether or not this was a possibility.
Initially, people believed the Moto X4 might come to Project Fi in the last quarter of the year. Unfortunately, the Moto X4 has been official for quite some time now yet despite this, there isn't an official announcement from Project Fi. It could be possible that a newer version of the Moto X4 is being prepared exactly for this purpose.
With the leaked photo of the Android One Moto X4 version, it could be the more likely to happen than a Project Fi model. If it gets released, the Android One version would be more affordable for Europe compared to the original at $475.
So what is it about the Moto X4 that makes people look forward to its availability on Android One or Project Fi?
The original Moto X4 comes with a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1080p HD. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB of RAM and an onboard storage of 32GB. There is a dual-camera configuration on the back of the device with a 12-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens sensor as a secondary shooter. In front, a 16-megapixel camera is available. The device houses a 3,000 mAh battery, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for connectivity. Upon release, the device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS.
If ever the Android One Moto X4 version becomes part of the phone line-up of Project Fi, it would be making a milestone for the brand since it's neither Google-branded, a Pixel, or a Nexus device. In addition to this, the smartphone would be the first affordable option for customers who have wanted to be part of Project Fi but did not have enough money to buy a Nexus or a Pixel device.
This would also make the Moto X4 the first Android One smartphone available in the U.S.