November 18

Moto X4 with dual cameras, Amazon Alexa support & Snapdragon 630 launched at IFA 2017

first_imgMotorola is back with its X line-up. The company announces a long time rumoured Moto X4 at a special event in IFA which is happening in Berlin. The new X series fourth generation Moto phone aka Moto X4 seems to vary a lot from the old Moto X phones. Be it camera, or any other hardware set-up, Moto X4 comes with a lot of refreshment on the specification front. Moto X4 comes with a dual camera set-up at the back which is also paired up with a range of camera modes. The new Moto smartphone also comes with supports Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant support which let users have a hands-free control on their smartphone.Moto X4 bridges the gap between the premium and the budget phones. The smartphone is a upper-tier mid-range and will retail at 399 Euros, which translates to Rs 30,000 approx. About the availability, Moto X4 will be made available in the European market in September. The smartphone is expected to hit the US this fall. There are no details on the India availability of the Moto X4 as of yet. The smartphone is launched in two colour options — super black and sterling blue.Despite being a mid-range phone, Moto X4 seems to have a lot of features common on par with most of the premium phones available in the market already. Moto X4 sports with a metal and glass design which overall gives a very sleek touch to the device. It comes with a 5.2-inch display with 1080p resolution. The display is further protected with a Gorilla Glass 4 layer on top. Moto X4 comes with a contoured back panel design.advertisementMost of the Moto phones that have been announced recently like the high-end Moto Z2 Play comes with a shatter-proof feature. But, Moto X4 isn’t one of them. Instead, the new device comes with an IP68 certification, which means that the new Moto X phone is water and dust resistant. Moto X4 is a little different from the recently announced Motorola phones. First it doesn’t include a shatter-proof display, second, it doesn’t come with the support of Moto Mods.Despite being a mid-range phone, Moto X4 camera seems to be much better than that some of the premium phones by the company like the recently announced Moto Z2 Play. Moto X4 comes with two cameras at the back. Out of the two, one includes a 12-megapixel sensor, which is the main camera, while the second one includes an 8-megapixel sensor which focuses on capturing wide-angle shots mainly. Both the cameras come with the ability to capture full-color pictures. The 12-megapixel camera comes with dual-pixel autofocus, a f/2.0 lens, and 1.4nm pixels. On the other hand, the secondary camera, with an 8-megapixel sensor which is mainly focused at clicking wide-angle shots comes with a f/2.2 lens and 1.12nm pixels and offers a 120-degree field of view.Also Read: Moto G5S, G5S Plus: 10 key features of Motorola’s new all-metal phonesMoto X4 comes with several other camera features. The smartphone comes with a phase-detection feature and a dual-tone LED flash which sits right next to the back camera set-up. The camera is also capable of shooting bokeh shots, ultra-wide angle shot, selective black and white, background replacement, and record 4K videos. On the front, Moto X4 includes a 16-megapixel selfie shooter which comes along with an adaptive low-light mode that offers better low light performance.Motorola seems to be building more intelligence into its camera app for the Moto X4, much like Samsung’s Bixby or Google’s very own Google Goggles. The smartphone camera comes with the feature to recognize landmarks or objects and provide more information about the same.Like rumoured, Moto X4 doesn’t come with Qualcomm’s latest processor. Instead, it is powered by Snapdragon 630 chip coupled with 3 gigs of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is also expandable via a microSD card. The smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery which as claimed by Motorola delivers a power backup for one single day (24 hours). It also comes along with a 15-watt TurboPower charger which in 15 minutes of charge provides enough battery like for the phone to last for almost 6 hours.Another big feature that Moto X4 comes along is the Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. With this, Moto X4 can be used in hand-free mode. Motorola also says that the new Moto X4 will respond to Alexa even when the device is locked. Although it includes Alexa, Moto X4 still includes Google Assistant, which is built into Android. At the launch event, Motorola confirmed that Alexa integration will come with all the other Motorola phones that will be announced in the days to come.advertisementlast_img read more

November 16


first_imgSioux City residents will soon be able to own Pit Bull dogs again.On Monday the City Council is expected to vote to repeal the nearly decade old ban on local ownership of that breed of dog.Mayor Bob Scott says the vote will take place to comply with federal rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Housing regulations for individuals that may possess service animals that are Pit Bulls or similar breeds of dogs:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..don’t have to. :36Scott says a dog of any breed that bites someone or is determined to be vicious will still be seized by animal control:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….it’s any dog. :10The ban was passed in April of 2009 and has been in effect since March of 2010.last_img read more