Upcoming Moto X4 will feature Snapdragon 630, dual cameras and waterproofing, says new report (update)

Moto e4 smartphone

Motorola plans to update one of its most popular handsets, the Moto X, according to a new report from prominent leaker Evan Blass.

The 5.2-inch Moto X4 will feature “impressive but not envelope-pushing internals,” according to Blass. He says Motorola wants to — taking a cue from the original Moto X — create a smartphone that features “a top-notch user experience at an affordable price.” To that end, the Moto X4 will include a 1080p display, Snapdragon 630 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage in its top-of-the-line configuration. It will also feature a 3,600mAh battery, an IP68 water- and dust-resistant case, as well as Android 7.1.

Furthermore, the phone will include dual rear cameras. Blass says Motorola has gone with two 8- and 12-megapixel sensors. On the front of the device, is a 16-megapixel camera.

Lastly, while not relevant to Canada, Blass says the Moto X will be one of the first non-Google branded phones that will work with the search giant’s Fi MNVO wireless network.

Expect Motorola to release the Moto X4 later this year.

Update 04/07/2017: In honour of the 4th of July, Blass has tweeted an image of the dual camera smartphone. Design-wise, the phone doesn’t stray far from previous Motorola handsets.