Motorola One and One Power have been in the rumors and leaks for several months now. At one point there were also arguments that Moto P30 and P30 Note smartphones launched in China will arrive as One and One Power in global markets because there were many similarities in designs and specs of these devices. However, those rumors have been put to rest today with an announcement from the company.
The announcement essentially launched Motorola One and One Power smartphones and made it clear that both these devices are different from P30 and P30 Note despite sharing some things in common. A short blog post and two landing pages for both devices were all that it took for the company to launch these new Android One smartphones. In short, the launch was a hushed-up affair. Why it happened in such a manner is still a mystery.
Anyways, now when both devices have been launched, let’s take a look on their specifications.
This smartphone comes with a 5.9-inches large display having FHD+ (1,080 x 2,160 px) resolution, Snapdragon 625 processor, 13mp dual lens primary camera and 8mp secondary camera on the front side. The rear side of the device is made of glass, which gives it a premium look and feels.
What else? Well, NOTHING. Strangely, that’s all Motorola’s press release and landing page for Motorola One told us about the device. A Spanish Amazon listing provides further details like 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and 3,000 mAh battery, but I’m not too sure about the authenticity of this listing because it lists the primary camera as 12mp (which doesn’t match Motorola’s official press release).
Motorola One Power
Then comes Motorola One Power, which has got a 6.2-inch display, Snapdragon 636 processor, 64GB storage and a massive 5,000 mAh battery that can power it for two straight days according to the company. The focus in this device, as you can see from its name, is on battery life. And unlike Motorola One, its rear side is made of plastic/metal instead of glass.
Coming to the software side, both Motorola One and Motorola One Power come with Android 8.1 Oreo. However, since both are part of Android One program they’ll receive Android 9 Pie update soon. Both devices also have support for TurboPower fast charging technology, which according to the company can provide up to 6 hrs of standard usage on a 20-minute charge. But the veracity of these claims, as you know, is still to be verified as no one outside the company has got their hands on either of these devices.
Pricing and availability
The pricing and availability details are still not known because the Motorola press release that announced these devices was actually pretty vague in nature. The landing pages also don’t say anything much except for “coming soon”. However, thanks to Amazon we’ve some idea about when will these devices hit the market and at what price. Motorola One will be available in September at a starting price of €299 (around $300 – $350). Motorola One Power, on the other hand, will take some time to arrive. It won’t be available until October, and it will be available in India only (yep – no details provided about the launch in other countries). Since there’s time remaining in its availability, its price is also not known yet.