Motorola’s smartphone lineup over the last few years has pretty much consisted of minor updates to the Moto E, G, X, and Z series of Android handsets.

But Android Headlines reports that Motorola’s next phone is something entirely different… if not exactly unique.

The Motorola One Power is expected to be a phone that combines a bunch of features found in other flagship phones: it has slim bezels, a display cut-out for the front-facing camera and earpiece, and dual cameras on the back of the phone.

It’s also expected to be an Android One device.

That means the phone would ship with near-stock Android software and received at least 2 years of major operating system updates and 3 years of monthly security updates.

According to Android Headlines, the phone will not be branded as a “Moto” device, and will instead either be called the Motorola One Power or maybe “motorolaone Power.”

I wouldn’t be surprised if the “Power” in the name indicates that the phone will have a big battery. But there aren’t many details about the specs yet.

Android Headlines says it received a picture and some “limited information” from a “reliable source,” but the website doesn’t have any details about the specs, price, or release date. The site does note that the phone is expected to be available in the United States, and possibly other regions as well.

This also wouldn’t be Motorola’s first Android One device — last year’s Moto X4 was one of the first mid-range phones available in the US to support Google’s Android One program, and it’s still the first non-Google Nexus or Pixel phone to support Google’s Project Fi wireless network.

While Motorala is owned by Lenovo, the Chinese computer maker seems to have retreated from its plans to slowly phase out the Motorola name, which is probably a good move since Motorola is a well-established and recognized brand in the smartphone market… particularly in the US, Europe, and other regions where Lenovo is better known for its PCs than for its phones.

Update: 91mobiles has posted a picture that allegedly shows the phone in real life:



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3 replies on “Motorola One Power could be an Android One notch-phone (leaks)”

  1. Oh come on! It’s one thing that when Apple does something right everone follows suit. High resolution displays, fingerprint readers, touch-based UI? Good! But copying all the user hostile things only because Apple did it too and got away with it? No research, no innovation, just copy blindly what Apple does! A notched display can’t be cheaper than a regular display and some extra RAM or a better SoC or waterproofing the device. I realize you have to cut corners on a cheaper device to include features users want, but are you sure users want a notch instead of dunno, a faster CPU?

    1. are you sure users want a notch instead of dunno, a faster CPU?

      Actually, I’m guessing they are. We tech-savvy people tend to get rather skewed ideas as to what the general consumer wants out of these devices. I suspect if you asked most ordinary people what more they wanted out of a new phone, more speed is probably way down the list, behind the likes of a better, bigger screen, a better camera, and other more tangible benefits. Sure, they’re not going to turn down a faster phone, but it’s unlikely to be the major differentiating factor that sells more units. Most mid to flagship phones have been “fast enough” for a couple of years already, unless you want to play with VR.

      Don’t forget these phone manufacturers don’t just put out stuff to see what stick. They spend millions doing market research to find out what’s on their customers’ minds.

      Finally, I still don’t get the hatred of the notch. If you don’t like it, turn the background black, and just use it to keep the notification icons out of the way. Problem solved.

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