Moto X4 Leaked Render Shows Dual Camera Setup Design Up Close

Moto X4 Leaked Render Shows Dual Camera Setup Design Up Close

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Moto X4 is expected to feature dual camera setup
  • The earlier leaked render of smartphone showed a different design
  • Moto X4 is expected to feature a 5-inch display

Recently, Evan Blass shared the final design that is expected to feature on the upcoming Moto X4 smartphone and admitted that the previous render shared by him was not reflective of the finished product. Now, Blass has shared a new render of the smartphone’s camera design that gives an even closer and better look at the design of camera setup on Moto X4.

Blass shared the image from a Lenovo presentation that was leaked earlier this year and said that this is going to be the final design on Moto X4 smartphone. The newly leaked render of the Moto X4 shows the smartphone with the dual camera setup and LED flash support at the top.

As per the previous leaks, the Moto X4 will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and sport a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. The smartphone is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 630 SoC. The Moto X4 has been tipped to come with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. There is discrepancy in terms of storage as the smartphone can come with either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage. It is possible that Moto X4 might be launched in two variants – 3GB RAM/ 16GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage.

In terms of optics, the GFXBench listing of the smartphone has suggested that it sports a 16-megapixel camera at front and a 12-megapixel sensor at the back. The Moto X4 is expected to come with a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel and another 8-megapixel sensor at the back. Interestingly, the Moto X4 is expected to be the first non-Google smartphone to support the search giant’s Project Fi MVNO service that allow users to switch seamlessly between the different carriers.

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Motorola Moto X4

Motorola Moto X4

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

2.2GHz octa-core

Front Camera

16-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 7.1.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Also See
  • Motorola Moto C (Starry Black, 16GB)
    Rs.5,648
  • Motorola Moto C (Pearl White, 16GB) – OFFER
    Rs.5,899
  • Motorola Moto C (Starry Black, 16GB) – 
    Rs.5,935

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Moto Hub Exclusive Offline Retail Stores Opened in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai

Moto Hub Exclusive Offline Retail Stores Opened in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lenovo opened six Moto Hubs in a bid to compete in offline retail market
  • Stores will allow consumers to experience latest Moto-branded products
  • 50 percent off on Moto Mods on the purchase of Moto Z2 Play

With the competition among the top smartphone manufacturers continuing to be fought in the offline retail market, Lenovo’s Motorola on Thursday opened six Moto Hub brand exclusive retail stores in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai and plans to open 50 more across top tier towns by the end of this year.

The first Moto Hub stores were officially opened at in Delhi-NCR at Great India Place and Logix Mall in Noida and Shipra Mall in Indirapuram. In Mumbai, Moto Hub stores can now be found in Xperia Mall, Korum Mall, and Viviana Mall.

“At Motorola, we understand our consumers’ needs and focus on providing them meaningful mobile experiences. We believe with the launch of this new retail channel ‘Moto Hub’, we are giving customers the opportunity to get access to the complete Motorola portfolio, our technology and devices, in an environment that is more open, fun, and very Motorola,” Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India, told reporters in New Delhi.

Moto Hub stores will be a key destination for consumers to experience the latest Moto-branded products and get a hands-on demo of the entire product portfolio on offer. These stores will house devices that are available exclusively online and will also showcase the complete portfolio of Motorola devices.

As part of the inaugural offer, buyers will get free Moto accessories on the purchase of Moto C, Moto E, and Moto G series of handsets, with 50 percent off on Moto Mods on the purchase of Moto Z2 Playalong with easy EMI options to choose from.

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Moto X4 Price Leaks Ahead of Official Launch

Moto X4 Price Leaks Ahead of Official Launch

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Moto X4 said to be priced at EUR 350 (roughly Rs. 26,500)
  • No launch date is certain as of now
  • The pricing likely to be around the Moto X Style’s that launched in 2015

Moto X4, the much-anticipated fourth-generation Moto X-series smartphone, was expected to be revealed earlier this week alongside Moto Z2 Force. That, however, didn’t happen, and now the European pricing of the unannounced Moto X4 has been tipped.

According to tipster Roland Quandt, the Moto X4 will be launched with a price tag of EUR 350 (roughly Rs. 26,500) for the European market. Quandt in a tweet claims that the said pricing of the Moto X4 is for Eastern Europe. Additionally, the leaked pricing only refers to a 32GB storage variant which may mean that there will one storage variant only. The rumoured pricing is notably is around the same mark when the last Moto X-series smartphone was launched. Back in 2015, the Moto X Style was launched at $399 (approximately Rs. 27,000). The Moto X4 is expected to be announced soon.

The rumoured Moto X4 has already been leaked in the past several times seemingly revealing the handset. Based on preliminary leaks, it will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and sport a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display.

Further, the Moto X4 is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 630 SoC, and launch in two variants – 3GB RAM/ 16GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage. In terms of optics, the smartphone is likely to sport a 16-megapixel camera at the front. The Moto X4 is expected to come with a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel and another 8-megapixel sensor at the back. Other rumoured features include NFC, IP68 rating for dust and splash resistance, and a 3800mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 via USB Type-C.

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Motorola Moto X4

Motorola Moto X4

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

2.2GHz octa-core

Front Camera

16-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 7.1.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Also See
  • Motorola Moto C (Starry Black, 16GB)
    Rs. 5,649
  • Motorola Moto C (Starry Black, 16GB) – 
    Rs. 5,970
  • Motorola Moto C (Pearl White, 16GB) – 
    Rs. 5,988

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Asus Zenfone AR India Launch, Jio Effect, Moto E4 Plus Sale, and More: Your 360 Daily

Asus Zenfone AR India Launch, Jio Effect, Moto E4 Plus Sale, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Asus Zenfone AR launched in India at Rs. 49,999
  • Aircel and Idea launch new plans to take on Reliance Jio
  • Moto E4 Plus goes on sale on Flipkart at Rs. 9,999

The Asus ZenFone AR isn’t just one of the first phones with 8GB RAM, it comes with Google Tango and Google Daydream support as well. This makes it the first phone to support Mountain View’s VR and AR platforms. Running a Snapdragon 821 processor, the aforementioned 8GB memory, and 128GB storage, it is available exclusively on Flipkart right now for Rs. 49,999. Could this be the Android army’s opening salvo to iOS 11’s ARKit that should launch with the iPhone 8 or just a gimmick? We can’t wait to find out.

Moto E4 Plus goes on sale in India 
And if you aren’t looking for a high-end Android phone, there’s the Moto E4 Plus. The hotly anticipated budget Android has been launched in India in a single configuration: 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage. With a competitive price of Rs. 9,999 it should compete with the Xiaomi Redmi 4, Nokia 3, and Lenovo K6 Power. It’s now available on Flipkart and features a 5000mAh battery, selfie flash, fingerprint sensor and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Check out our detailed Moto E4 Plus impressions where we compare it to the new Moto E4 as well.

Reliance Jio Effect: Idea, Aircel launch new plans to compete with Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer
The price and data war of Indian telcos rages on. After Reliance Jio extended its Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer, Idea Cellular has responded with a new prepaid pack with 84GB data doling out 1GB daily. Priced at Rs. 453, it competes with the new Jio Rs. 399 pack that provides 1GB a day for 84 days. The Rs. 453 Idea pack provides 3G Internet speed, while the Jio network is 4G-only. The bundled ‘unlimited’ calls are limited to 300 minutes per day, and 1,200 minutes per week. If the user exhausts the complimentary minutes, calls will be charged at 30p per minute. Similarly, if the data cap is exhausted, users will be charged at tariff of 4p per 10kb.

Not to be outdone is Aircel. The company launched a similar plan with 1GB daily data and unlimited calls for 84 days. The new Aircel recharge pack, named FRC 348, is available only in UP East at present. The user will be able to make unlimited calls (both local and STD) to any network for the 84-day validity period with this pack, with no daily or weekly limit to the number of bundled minutes. The Internet speeds, however, are capped to 3G only; on the other hand, the Reliance Jio network is claimed to deliver only 4G speeds.

NanoPhone ‘smallest phone in the world’ launched in India 
Aside from additions to Android, feature phones got a shot in the arm too. E-commerce site Yerha.com announced the Elari NanoPhone C. It’s said to be the world’s smallest GSM phone, no bigger than a credit card. Priced at Rs. 3,940 in India and available in Black, Rose Gold, and Silver colour options, it appears to be one to look out for if you find the current crop of mobiles too distracting with streaming video, social media, and the like.

Nokia 8, Nokia 9’s processors leaked
Nokia’s resurgence won’t be limited to mid-range Android phones. Though HMD Global, the company behind the return of the classic brand has yet to confirm the Nokia 9 and Nokia 8, new leaks suggest that these long-rumoured entries would be using Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 835 SoCs. According to a tipster on Chinese website Baidu, the Nokia 7, Nokia 8, and Nokia 9 will come with Snapdragon 630, Snapdragon 660, and Snapdragon 835 SoCs. The leaks also hint at a new budget smartphone called the Nokia 2, which will use either a Snapdragon 202 SoC or a MediaTek processor.

iPhone 8 May Sport ‘Rear-Facing 3D Laser’ for Augmented Reality Features: Report 
If ARKit wasn’t a large enough hint of Apple’s augmented reality ambitions, it appears that the iPhone 8will be sporting some new tech to support this in the form of a rear-facing 3D laser. A new report claims that Apple is working on a sensor system for its upcoming smartphones that will enable better detection of depth for the augmented reality apps with the help of laser and provide better autofocus in terms of photography.

As per the source, the inclusion of this sensor system (VSCEL laser system) on iPhone 8 will depend on progress that the engineers at the company are able to make in terms of technology integration on the smartphone. “VCSEL laser systems calculate the distance the light travels from the laser to the target and back to the sensor, and generate a Time of Flight (TOF) measurement. The system consists of a source (the VCSEL laser), a lens, detector (sensor), and a processor. The whole thing costs about $2 per phone,” the report says. Furthermore, expect the iPhone 8 to have a three to four week delay in shipping.

Google Backup and Sync Tool now available to download for Windows, Mac
Slated to release last month, Google’s Backup and Sync tool for Google Drive is finally available for Mac and Windows users. It replaces the existing Google Photos desktop uploader and Drive apps for Mac and Windows. Talking up the ease of use, the company claims that all you have to do is “choose the folders you want to back up, and we’ll take care of the rest.”

For those who are unaware, the new backup tool is different from the standard Google Drive desktop app as with Backup and Sync, users will be able to choose folders that they want to backup instead of having to place them inside the Drive folder.

Indian smartphone users receive highest number of spam calls, says Truecaller
According to a report from Truecaller, Indian smartphone users get 22 spam calls per month. Comparatively, Brazil and the US get around 20.7 calls per month. For India, a majority of spam calls are with regards to selling data plans and promotions followed by others such as debt collection, bank, political, financial, scam, and insurance to name a few. “India’s spam call issue lies with operators and financial services. Many of these operators are seeking to provide special offers for free data, or unlimited calls. Which doesn’t sound so bad – until you get bombarded by them,” the report revealed.

Microsoft Outlook for Android, iOS gets redesigned navigation and conversations
Microsoft Outlook’s latest update for Android and iOS brings redesigned conversations and the ability to browse folders with ease and switch between accounts. Also, it will get intelligent search, powered by the Microsoft Graph. The app will make it easier to reply to emails showing more of each message and providing clearer separation between them.

“When you tap on a conversation to read it, Outlook automatically opens to show the first unread message. You can pick up right where you left off without scrolling,” the company said. With the new update, users can reply to everyone who is part of the conversation by simply writing their message in the quick reply box and sending.

PC market continues slump on high component prices, say Gartner, IDC
The ongoing slump of PC shipments continued through the recently ended quarter, though it has shown signs of stabilising. According to Gartner, 61.1 million PCs were shipped – a 4.3 percent decline from the same period a year ago. The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computer Device Tracker puts the figure at 60.5 million, a year-over-year decline of 3.3 percent. Higher prices due to tight supplies of some components, particularly solid state drives, were felt to be among factors that hampered sales. No surprise considering most of the innovation in CPU technology happens to be in the mobile space.

Gartner maintained that the PC industry is in the midst of a 5 year slump, and said the latest figures represented an 11th straight quarter of declining shipments.

”Amid some unevenness in market trends across the regions, the global PC market has continued to trend toward stabilization,” IDC research manager Jay Chou said in a release. “Despite recent issues wrought by component shortages and its effect on system prices, we expect the momentum of commercial market replacements will contribute to eventual market growth.”

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Moto G5 clears FCC with 3,000mAh battery

The Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus are seemingly set for a Barcelona unveiling next month, but oddly it’s been just the Plus version that’s been the star in recent rumors. Well, it’s the non-Plus that’s stopped by the FCC, for a change.

Moto G4

The US telecom regulator has given it the green light, and even if it’s typically not the most prolific source of intel, sifting through the papers you could still find a few interesting bits. For one, the G5 will support NFC – a first for the G-series (if you don’t count certain regional versions of the Moto G4 Play, as pointed out in the comments).

FCC documentation excerpts FCC documentation excerpts
FCC documentation excerpts

The other thing, revealed by the FCC filing, is battery capacity – listed at 3,000mAh, it’s slightly less than the floating 3,100mAh number for the Plus. The phone will come with a fast charger capable of outputting 14.4W at either 9V/1.6A or 12V/1.2A, as well as 5V/1.6A. You’d also be intrigued to find out that the bundled USB cable will be 1-meter long. Or not.

The rest of the so far established specs of the Moto G5 include a 5.5-inch FullHD display, 16GB of storage and a 13MP/5MP camera combo. For more, we’ll need to wait until February 26.

[Source:- gsmarena]

Motorola Moto G5 Plus leaks in a press image

Less than a week after its hands-on images leaked, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus has now leaked in a press image. No surprises here, as the design revealed by the new leak is broadly inline with what we’ve already seen so far.

Rumors so far say the handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC, and sports a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen. Memory configuration is 4GB/32GB, while the camera combo is 13MP/5MP.

The phone runs Android Nougat, features a fingerprint sensor on the front, and packs in a 3,080mAh battery. It’s said to be coming in March this year.

[Source:- gsmarena]

Motorola Moto Z Force Droid starts getting December security update

A new update has started hitting Motorola Moto Z Force Droid Edition smartphones in the United States. It’s a monthly security update that brings Android security fixes for the month of December.

A quick look at the release notes posted by Motorola on its website reveals that nothing else is included in the update.

Given that the roll out has just begin, it may take time for the update notification to pop up on your device’s screen. Meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for the update by heading to your handset’s Settings menu.

[Source:- gsmarena]

Moto phones sold in China may soon run ZUK’s custom software

Lenovo runs three smartphone brands semi-independently – its own Vibe line, the Moto phones and the ZUK brand. It has considered many different ways to brings Vibe and Moto together (to leverage Motorola’s better brand recognition), but in a surprising move it has ported the custom ZUK interface to Moto phones.

The Moto Z flagship and Moto Z Play mid-ranger specifically, currently being used by 25 beta testers. It seems that (for now at least) only Moto-branded phones sold in China will use the ZUI software.

ZUI software beta-tested on Moto Z devices
ZUI software beta-tested on Moto Z devices

Recently, Lenovo bumped up ZUI to version 2.5, which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Also, ZUK phones sold in India come with the Google launcher by default instead of the ZUI one. Still, Motos have a reputation of bloat-free software and this might change if Lenovo decides to run ZUI on Motorola phones globally.

Whether that happens or not, the Vibe sub-brand may not be long for this world – recent Lenovo phones are not labeled “Vibe” and the custom software they run may no longer be developed (switching instead to ZUI as well).

[Source:- gsmarena]

Motorola Moto Z Play running Nougat receives WiFi certification

Looks like Motorola’s Moto Z Play smartphone is all set to receive the Android Nougat update. Model XT1635-02, running Android version 7.0, has received Wi-Fi certification from the WiFi Alliance (WFA).

While there is currently no information on exactly when the roll out will begin, given that the Nougat-powered model of the handset has started collecting the required certifications, we expect that to happen sooner than later.

This comes just a few days after the Moto X Play running Android Nougat (version 7.1) was spotted on benchmarking website GFXbench. The Nougat update has been already rolled outby Motorola to its Moto G4, G4 Plus, Moto Z, and Z Force smartphones.

[Source:- gsmarena]

Moto Z Gets New Mods – 3000mAh Mophie Battery Pack and Incipio Car Dock

Moto Z Gets New Mods - 3000mAh Mophie Battery Pack and Incipio Car Dock

Moto Z is a smartphone that is known more for its accessories than the features of the actual device. It is usually seen as a perfect example of how mods can be used to increase the utility of a smartphone. Now, Moto has come up with two new mods for the smartphone that help users in getting more out of their smartphones.

Moto has announced two new mods, that is, a 3000mAh Mophie Battery Pack and an Incipio Car Dock that allows charging and comes with a 3.5mm audio output, as reported by PCMag. The battery pack is already available through Verizon at $79.99 (roughly Rs. 5,500) while the car dock is expected to be made available later.

The Mophie battery pack said to provide 60 percent more battery life to a phone and comes with a status indicator light and a USB Type-C port that allows it to be charged even without the phone, as per a report by The Verge. The company is reportedly planning to introduce many more mods in 2017 than it did in 2016.

Last month, Lenovo partnered with Indiegogo to help developers raise funds for their Moto Mods ideas. The company announced that developers can take part in its Moto Mods Developer contest by submitting their ideas for mods before January 31, 2016. Thw winners of the contest will win a Moto Z smartphone and a Moto Mods Development Kit.
The company also announced that it will be organising Moto Mods hackathons, starting with New York from December, in order to help people bring their ideas for mods forward. It further said that if an idea for Moto Mods really impresses it, Lenovo Capital has set aside $1 million (roughly Rs. 6.67 crores) to ensure that this idea is transformed into an actual mod for the phones

[Source:- gadgets.ndtv]