Last month, Motorola announced its first Android One smartphone, Moto X4. The mid-range smartphone also became the first non-Nexus or Pixel device to officially work on Project Fi.
Already available on a pre-order basis, the shipment of the Moto X4 was expected to being sometime this week. However, the first Android One device in the US has now been delayed due to production issues.
The company has sent an email to those customers who pre-ordered the phone. In the email, it states that Motorola has experienced production delays with the X4. Thus, units won’t ship until later this month — between October 18th and 25th.
The email further mentions that if the customer has opted for trading-in an older smartphone, they still have the full 30 days to send it in after they receive the Moto X4.
While the delivery of pre-ordered devices has been delayed by about one week, newly placed orders, starting today, will start shipping much later. It appears that the customers who opt for standard delivery will have their devices shipped in November.
Originally launched at IFA in late August, the Moto X4 comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD display. Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD.
There is a dual-camera setup on the back. While one lens is of 12-megapixel, the other one is of 8-megapixel. Both sensors are combined for depth effects and other creative options. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel snapper.The smartphone is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance.
The smartphone is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. Running on stock Android version, the phone is promised to get Android 8 Oreo by the end of this year. The company has also said that it will be among the first devices to receive Android P next year.
The Android One Moto X4 carries a price tag of $399 in the U.S. and comes in two colour options — Super Black and Sterling Blue.