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Motorola has confirmed to launch Moto One Power Android One series in India on 24 September.Motorola Press Kit

Motorola has confirmed the launch of new mid-range smartphone Moto One Power in India next week.

For those unaware, Moto One Power originally made its debut along with generic Moto One at the technology trade fair IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2018 in Germany on September 2. Both the devices are affiliated with Google Android One series and run pure Android 8.1 Oreo. They are slated to get the latest Android 9 Pie in coming weeks and the Android Q next year. In India, Motorola is releasing only the Moto One Power on September 24.

They both share almost same design language with a minor cosmetic change in terms of positioning of the primary camera module and screen sizes. They both feature Apple iPhone X-like notch on top of the screen and due to change in display size, the aspect ratio is 19:9 on Moto One Power (6.2-inch) and 18.5:9 on the Moto One (5.9-inch). 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 flaunts a full HD+ screen and comes with more efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core backed by 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB with the 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.

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Motorola Moto One Power is set to debut in India next week.Motorola India/Twitter (screen-grab)

On the other hand, the Moto One comes with HD+ screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a 3,000mAh battery, which is enough to run the device for one day under regular 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.

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Motorola Moto One is an Google Android One series phone.Motorola Press Kit

As of now, there is no word on when Motorola plans to release the Moto One in India, but going by the recent release pattern, the company is likely to give at least one month store shelf time for the One Power and later release the generic model, thereby avoiding the cannibalisation of sales.

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
  • Aspect ratio: 19:9
5.9-inch HD+(1520x720p) Max Vision screen with 2.5D curved glass
  • Aspect ratio: 18.5:9
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
  • Main: 16MP + 5MP with LED flash, full HD video recording, Bokeh effect, Google Lens integration
  • Front: 12MP sensor
  • Main: 13MP (F2.0 aperture) + 2MP (F2.4 aperture) with LED flash, full HD video recording, Bokeh effect, Google Lens integration
  • Front: 8MP sensor
Battery 5,000mAh with TurboPower fast charging;
  • 20 minutes charging enough to get six hours of talk time
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, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), GPS+GLONASS P2i water-repellent coating, 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
Weight 170g 162g
  • 3GB RAM+ 32GB storage:
  • 4GB RAM +64GB storage:

[To be revealed soon]

Europe: €299 (around $347/Rs 24,673)