Project Fi is relatively a new MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) initiative by Google.
Google is leaving no stone unturned to make it a success. These are still early days for the Project Fi and it is yet to see an appreciable amount of interest from the end users.
The biggest reason for the users being this reluctant towards it is probably the lack of smartphones which are compatible with it. The devices which are currently compatible with the Project Fi are Google’s own Pixel lineup, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X.
Apparently, Google is trying to change this scenario pretty soon now. A couple days ago, Google shared a Tweet informing that a new Fi-compatible device at a mid-tier price is going to be unveiled later this year.
We hear you loud and clear. Keep an eye out for a new Fi-compatible device at a mid-tier price from one of our partners later this year. https://t.co/74U3bq16pa
— Project Fi (@projectfi) June 29, 2017
The biggest question in everyone’s mind was,”Who is this mystery partner?”
If rumors from VentureBeat are to be believed, it’s Motorola which is going to partner with Google to bring the new Fi-compatible device. There are not many details available about the device right now, but VentureBeat suggests that the smartphone is going to be this year’s Moto X lineup iteration – The Moto X4.
The Moto X4 will supposedly launch in Q4, 2017 and would support Project Fi.
What are the specifications of the Moto X4?
As said, these are still early days and nothing much can be said about the specifications of the Moto X4. However, if rumors are to be believed, the Moto X4 would pack in the following specifications:
- an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset
- 4 GB of RAM
- 64 GB of internal storage
- 3,800 mAh battery
- 5.2-inch Full HD Display
- all metal unibody design
- 3D Glass
You can check out a video which leaked on the internet which sheds some light on the upcoming Moto X4
What is Project Fi?
Project Fi is a new wireless experience from Google designed to help you get the highest-quality connection, enable easy communication across networks and devices, and make the service experience as simple as possible. For more information about Project Fi and how to sign up, you can visit fi.google.com
If your smartphone is Project Fi compatible, you can make use of the feature from the Android App.
Is my smartphone Fi compatible?
As of now, only a few smartphones support Project Fi. Below is the list of the supported devices:
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 5X
If you own any of these devices, you can make use of Project Fi right away.