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Moto Android One phone could be Xiaomi Mi A1 for the West

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ANDROID One, Google’s line of budget devices that’s originally targeted at developing markets, is alive and well indeed. Just days after Xiaomi launched its first phone with stock Android, we’re hearing that Motorola may be the next manufacturer to release an Android One handset.

SEE ALSO: New Xiaomi Mi A1 is Android One’s best hope for survival

VentureBeat reporter and serial leaker Evan Blass leaked what could be a press render of the said smartphone. Look.

It looks so much like the Moto X4 phone that Motorola unveiled at the recent IFA 2017 consumer-electronics trade fair in Berlin, Germany. That one features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 system-on-a-chip, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 12- and 8-megapixel cameras on the back, and a 16-megapixel selfie cam. Its full-HD screen measures 5.2 inches, and a 3,000mAh battery powers the assembly.

READ ALSO: Will Android One get another shot in the Philippines?

Recall that the Mi A1 also resembles another new phone in Xiaomi’s arsenal, the Xiaomi Mi 5X. Even the two smartphones’ specs are the same. The Mi A1 is not available in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, though.

The rendered device looks like the Moto X4 phone that Motorola unveiled at IFA 2017. Recall that the Mi A1 also resembles another handset in Xiaomi’s arsenal, the Xiaomi Mi 5X, which is not available in the West.

Word has it that the Moto X4 lookalike will be the first Android One device to be released in the U.S. However, it seems that it will be more expensive than other Android One phones. Previous reports pegged the price to be between $300 (roughly P15,263) to $400 (around P20,350).

Story via Android Authority; image via CNET

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.