The Moto X4 may be the first non-Google phone to get Project Fi

The anticipated new model in the Moto X line should be available later this year.

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Rob LeFebvre
June 30th, 2017
In this article: gear, google, lenovo, mobile

There's only been one problem with Project Fi's well-received phone carrier network: too few phones. Until now, the only devices that work with it have been Google's own Nexus and Pixel handsets. It looks like that's about to change, though. Project Fi teased a release on Twitter, announcing "a new Fi-compatible device at a mid-tier price from one of our partners later this year." VentureBeat reports this device will be Lenovo's Moto X4, which will likely become the very first non-Google phone on the Google Fi system.

We know relatively little about the X4, other than a leaked marketing photo that surfaced this past May. According to a video leaked on Reddit, it's possible that the device will be an higher-end mid-range phone with a Snapdragon 660 processor, a 3,800mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a fingerprint reader.

Google Fi impressed us with its low cost, ease of use and the disruptive ability to use Wi-Fi and multiple cellular networks. It's also begun testing LTE service for voice calls and a family plan, two features missing from the start. If you're excited about having a new iteration in the Moto X line, you shouldn't have too long to wait. VentureBeat's sources claim the new X4 handset should launch in the fourth quarter of this year. We've reached out to Google for confirmation on this matter and will update this post when we hear back.

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