Moto X4 press renders leak alongside full specs

The Moto X4 is rumored to feature a 5.2-inch display and 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.4┬Ám pixel size, and a focus on low light performance. A new set of images has been leaked online showcasing the thick side of the smartphone that is likely to be launched in India on August 24 this year. "The front of the phone shows a fingerprint sensor underneath what's expected to be a 5.2" FullHD display, while the rear has a dual-camera setup with what appears to be a fairly large camera bump.

There is also a finger print sensor with gesture support that should have found below the display, though folks will also have the opinion for on screen buttons. The smartphone is expected to be available in two colour variants - black and blue. While we know it can survive drops from a reasonable height, how well does the device survive a barrage of durability tests that are meant to push it to its limits? The camera is also equipped to shoot 4K videos at 30 frames per second whereas full HD videos can be shot at 60 frames per second. The Moto X4 will also be IP68 dust and water resistant. Its specs include 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, as well as microSD support up to 2 TB.

Interestingly, the back has been layered with glass and is a bit curved. The glass back looked incredibly generic, the specs sounded okay, and simply put, the Moto X4 just looked like another boring entry into the mid-range market.

A more economically friendly phone, you can currently buy it from Freedom Mobile for $200 - or for free with a $10-a-month MyTab Boost plan. Coupled with rumors, the leaks seem to show a pretty interesting entry in the X series.

Motorola recently introduced this year's flagship device, the Moto Z2 Force in the US.

The AnTuTu score is a little better than the regular E4's 35,056, but still a ways off from the Moto G5 Plus' 63,190, which starts at $50 more than the E4 Plus. There were earlier rumours that Moto X4 could come powered by Snapdragon 660 process.

The last "X" phone by Motorola was in 2015, but the much-talked-about Moto X4 might change that.

Vanessa Coleman