For several weeks, Motorola was rumoured to be working with Google Android One project—'Moto One' series. However, nobody had an inkling on when it would break covers. To everyone's surprise, Lenovo-owned company officially launched the long-rumoured device at the ongoing technology trade fair IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2018 in Germany.
The company launched two Android One series phones---Moto One and Moto One Power. They both share the almost same design language with a minor cosmetic change in terms of the arrangement of the primary camera module and screen sizes.
The devices feature Apple iPhone X-like notch on top of the screen and due to change in display size, the aspect ratio is 19:9 and 18.5:9 on Moto One Power (6.2-inch) and the Moto One (5.9-inch), respectively. The former comes with a long capsule with dual-camera having LED flash between them, while the latter has two cameras placed in two separate modules vertically with LED flash separating them.
Moto One Power sports a full HD+ screen and comes with a more efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core backed by 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB with an option to expand up to 256GB and a 5,000mAh battery, which is adequate to keep the phone running for two days under mixed usage.
It also boasts dual-camera 16MP+5MP with LED flash on the back and a 12MP shooter on the front.
On the other hand, the Moto One comes with HD+ screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 13MP+2MP dual snappers on the back, a 5MP front selfie camera and a 3,000mAh battery, which is enough to run the device for one day under mixed usage.
Both the devices' camera hardware comes integrated with Artificial intelligence(AI)-powered Google Lens and Portrait mode, which enables users to make the background of the subject blur to get Bokeh effect. The company also claims the device will come with TurboCharge technology, wherein 20 minutes of charging is sufficient to offer six hours of talk time.
As the new Motorola devices are part of the Android One series, Moto One and the One Power run pure Android 8.1 Oreo software. It is slated to get the latest Android 9.0 Pie soon and is guaranteed to get Android Q in 2019.
Motorola Moto One series price and availability:
The company has confirmed that the low-end Moto One will cost €299 (around $347/Rs 24,673) and will be released in Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific in the coming months.
On the other, the Moto One Power is coming to India in October and the price is expected to be revealed during the local event.
Key specifications of Motorola Moto One Power and Moto One:
|Models||Moto One Power||Moto One|
|Display||6.2-inch full HD+(2460x1080p) Max Vision screen
||5.9-inch HD+(1520x720p) Max Vision screen with 2.5D curved glass
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo (upgradable to Android 9 Pie)||Android 8.1 Oreo (upgradable to Android 9 Pie)|
|Processor||64-bit 14nm class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core||64-bit 14nm class 2.80GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 509||Adreno 506|
|Storage||32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card||64GB, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card|
|Battery||5,000mAh with TurboPower fast charging;
||3,000mAh with TurboPower fast charging
|Network||4G-LTE (with VoLTE: Voice-over-LTE)||4G-LTE (with VoLTE: Voice-over-LTE)|
|Add-ons||P2i water-repellent coating, face unlock, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), GPS+GLONASS||P2i water-repellent coating, face unlock, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth , Wi-Fi (802.11 ac), GPS+GLONASS|
|Dimensions||155.8×75.9×9.98 mm||149.9×72.2×7.9 mm|
[To be revealed soon]
|€299 (around $347/Rs 24,673)|
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