After Xiaomi, Motorola is all set to join Google’s Android One 2017 initiative. According to a report from Digit, the company is planning to release its Moto X4 smartphone under the Android One brand in the U.S. The mid-range handset was first introduced at the IFA 2017 trade fair. According to a tipster, Motorola appears to have joined Google and could launch Moto X4’s Android One edition in the country.

Moto X4 to be released under Android One branding?

Reliable leakster Evan Blass first revealed the news on Twitter. On Saturday, September 9, Blass shared an alleged Moto X4 render on Twitter and claimed that the render belonged to the Android One edition of the Moto X4 smartphone.

Regarding design, the so-called Android One variant of the handset looks similar to the regular model. The render shows a handset sporting Motorola’s iconic dual camera set-up encased inside a circular glass case with dual LED flashes positioned on the top of the camera set up. The rear-mounted dual cameras have been positioned on the rear panel’s top center. The company’s “M” logo sits below the camera set-up. The Android One logo has been etched right at the bottom of the black-colored back panel.

Android One gets a new lease of life with Moto X4 and Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphones

Google for the first time introduced the Android One program in 2014. The initiative revolves around a customised edition of Android that has been developed for mid and low-ranged smartphones.

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Unfortunately, at that juncture the Android One initiative failed to become a success with the OEMs not embracing the program with open hands. After three years, it seems that Google is giving another try at launching the Android One operating system. Xiaomi’s Mi A1 is the first Android One smartphone to have been released in the market. The Moto X4 will be the second handset to embrace the new operating system.

Rumored specs and features

Tech enthusiasts are of the view that the Android One Moto X4 will be similar to the standard handset except for the pre-installed firmware. The regular model sports a 5.2-inch FHD IPS LCD and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC. The standard variant of the handset comes pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat and comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of native storage with an expansion limit of up to 256 GB via a microSD card. Whether the Android One variant of the device eventually releases in the country and when remains to be seen.