Motorola and Lenovo have apparently been pretty quiet while working on a brand new Android One smartphone, but a massive leak has pinned down almost everything there is to know about the device, courtesy of AndroidHeadlines.
The phone itself looks to be called the Motorola One Power, which is odd in that Lenovo has stuck to the Moto brand for these phones in the past few years. This will be the first Motorola named device we’ve seen in quite some time and won’t be referred to as a Moto phone at all.
Despite that, it looks like a pretty solid device utilizing Google’s Android One program, which means you shouldn’t expect too many software tweaks or changes. The Moto X4 was the first Android One phone to hit the US, and Lenovo did a pretty stellar job with that one. I think we can expect good things here.
The phone will probably be available for anyone, anywhere to purchase, but it’s primarily being launched as a phone to tackle the US market, making Motorola one of the biggest proponents of Android One, alongside Nokia.
Specs, Design, and Notches
But what about that hardware? Well, the device will have pretty thin bezels, but love it or hate, that means you’re getting a notch, too. That’s pretty much the trend in 2018, and not even exclusively for flagship devices. Notched phones are here to stay, and Motorola is trying their hand at things. Fortunately, this does look like one of Motorola’s best phones in terms of screen-to-body ratio.
The design of the phone itself isn’t too far off from typical Motorola, but there are some differences. Aside from the obvious notched display, you’ll find that the dual-camera system on the back of the phone is placed differently from what we usually see on Moto phones. They’ve become sort of iconic for a big, circular camera housing right in the top center of the phone, and that’s been a near constant for several years now. The Motorola One Power is instead moving things off to the side, with two cameras sandwiching an LED flash in a vertical orientation.
The only things left to figure out from the phone are pricing and availability, and exactly what kind of hardware Motorola is using. The Moto X4 packed in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 CPU, which was great but not flagship caliber. It’s very rare to see premium hardware in Android One packages, so there’s a lot of room for error when guessing exactly what kind of phone this could be.