Lenovo-owned Motorola has unveiled its newest Android One smartphones, the Motorola One and Motorola One Power, at IFA 2018 in Berlin, after months of rumours and leaks. The more premium of the lot, the Motorola One Power, comes with a Snapdragon 636 SoC, a 6.2-inch Max Vision 19:9 display, and a large 5,000mAh battery. On the other hand, the Motorola One comes with a Snapdragon 625 SoC, a 5.9-inch 19:9 display with a notch, and a smaller 3,000mAh battery. Let's get into the pricing, availability, and specifications of the Motorola One and Motorola One Power. As part of the Android One programme, both smartphones run Google-certified and optimised stock Android, apart from a promise for timely version updates.
Motorola One Power price in India is expected to be set at about Rs. 14,000 for the lone 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant. It will be made available in India starting October this year, and Motorola emphasised to us that smartphone will be exclusive to India.
The Motorola One price has been set at an average of EUR 299 (roughly Rs. 24,800) for various markets in Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, and will be made available in the "coming months", the company said. Gadgets 360 has learnt that the phone will come to India later this year, however the exact pricing and availability details haven't been revealed yet. Both phones will be upgraded to Android Pie later this year.
The Motorola One runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 5.9-inch HD+ Max Vision LCD panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. Storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).
In the camera department, the Motorola One sports a dual rear camera system with two 13-megapixel sensors. On the front, the smartphone gets an 8-megapixel camera sensor. There is a 3,000mAh battery under the hood, with support for TurboPower charging. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. A rear-mounted fingerprint sensor adorns the back of the smartphone.
The Motorola One Power sports a 6.2-inch full-HD+ LCD Max Vision panel with the same 19:9 aspect ratio. It has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, with an Adreno 509 GPU. There is a 5,000mAh battery under the hood. In terms of optics, the Motorola One Power sports a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. There is a 12-megapixel camera sensor on the front. Other specifications remain the same as the Motorola One.
Editor's Note: The battery capacity of the Moto One Power has been corrected to 5,000mAh, as per new information from Motorola, from a previous version of this article. The error is regretted.
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