Yesterday was a rather busy day as we learned about Google’s plans to bring its Android One initiative to the US, after spending a few years outside the country. The device leading the charge was revealed to be the Moto X4, which was announced at IFA 2017, and will bring a Pixel/Nexus-like experience for those who aren’t willing to spend the rumored $649 price tag of the upcoming Pixel 2.
When the announcement was made by Google, the company confirmed that the Moto X4 is available for pre-order for $399, but you will have to order the device through Project Fi. But what about those who don’t mind Motorola’s overlay, and don’t want to be tied to Project Fi as a carrier? Well, you’re in luck as Motorola has confirmed that the Moto X4 will also be coming in an unlocked variant.
Not much else as shared regarding pricing or availability, but Motorola did claim that the unlocked variant would launch “this year”. So it seems that there may be some exclusive deal that Google has for its first Android One US device, but we are still expecting a formal announcement to be made sometime next month. As for pricing, we are also expecting the device to stay at the $399 price point that the X4 can be had for from Project Fi.