Lenovo-owned Motorola showcased its Motorola One and Motorola One Power smartphones at the ongoing IFA show in Berlin. The Motorola One series of smartphones, is part of the Android One programme, which means both devices run stock Android, and come with assured upgrades for two years on the Android operating system. Both the phones have 19:9 aspect ratio.
It also looks like the Motorola One Power will be exclusively sold in India and could be launched by October-November. The phone could be priced under Rs 15,000, though Motorola executives refused to confirm the price for now.
Both smartphones sport a notch-like design on the front of the display. However, while the Motorola One has a glossy glass-like finish on the back, the Motorola One Power sports a metal unibody design and is heavier than the regular variant. It also has a much bigger 5000 mAh battery.
In terms of specifications, Motorola One has a 5.9-inch HD+ resolution display (720p) with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The phone has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is expandable. The rear camera is vertically aligned with a 13MP+2MP camera combination, while the front camera is 8MP. Both cameras have ‘Bokeh’ or Portrait mode effect, and are integrated with the Google Lens feature.
The Motorola One Power is the more powerful phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, a 6.2-inch Full HD+ resolution display. This phone also comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB on-board storage. The rear camera on the Motorola One Power is 16MP+5MP, and 12MP on the front. This camera also comes with Google Lens integration.
Both smartphones run on Android 8.1 Oreo, and it has not been confirmed when they will get the Android Pie update. Motorola has indicated that One Power will come to India first. However, it is not clear when the Motorola One will be introduced in the market.
Disclaimer: The author is in Berlin at the invite of Lenovo India.