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Lenovo's Moto X4 Reportedly Coming To Google Project Fi MVNO In Late 2017

For those of us that are used to traditional wireless plans from carriers like AT&T and Verizon, Google’s Project Fi is definitely a rather quirky alternative. The downside, however is that the number of smartphones that can be used with the service is very limited at this time. Right now, the only officially supported smartphones are the Nexus 5, Nexus 6P, Pixel and Pixel XL.

However, that list will grow by [at least] one phone in the coming months according to Google. The internet giant tweeted out the following earlier this week:

Now, VentureBeat is confirming that this new mid-range phone that will be compatible with Project Fi will be the upcoming Lenovo/Motorola X4. We first received word about the newest member of the Moto X family in May, and @evleaks confirmed the Moto X4 nomenclature.

The smartphone will allegedly have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 5.5-inch display, 3800 mAh battery with QuickCharge support, dual rear cameras and an aluminum unibody.

The Moto X4 should give Project Fi customers a cheaper alternative to the current Pixel and Pixel XL. And there’s no doubt that the Moto X4 will be priced below the incoming Pixel 2 smartphones, codenamed Taimen and Walleye.

Rather than build out its own wireless network at considerable expense, Google uses the combination of T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular to give Project Fi customers the best cellular coverage possible based on which provider can give the best signal at any given moment.

Even the pricing structure is unorthodox, with customers paying $20 for a Fi Basics plan (unlimited talk, text). Data is then added on at a cost of $10 per gigabyte. So, a plan with 4GB of data attached would cost you $60 per month total. However, if you only using 2GB of data during the billing cycle, you would receive a $20 credit, making your total out-of-pocket cost $40.

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