13 November 2018
Motorola has launched the Motorola One smartphone in the United States. It is the first ever Motorola-branded smartphone wit a notch and Google's Android One partnership device in the country. It was first announced about a couple of months ago in the markets of Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
Since it is an Android One offering, it comes with stock Android and not bloatware. It is guaranteed to receive at least two major Android upgrades along with faster and regular monthly security patches. The camera app on the phone features Google Lens integration which means a user can point the camera on any object or text to get more information about the same.
In terms of technical specifications, the Motorola One sports a 5.9-inch HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) LTPS IPS LCD display. It offers 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch at the top which is being marketed as "Max Vision" display. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. There is 64GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards up to 256GB.
It has a 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel dual rear camera setup with f/2.0 and f/2.4 aperture along with phase detection autofocus and LED flash. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera setup is capable of clicking portrait shots and features text/image/landmark recognition via Google Lens integration mentioned in the beginning.
The whole package is powered by a 3000mAh battery with 15W TurboPower fast charging. It will be running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. It has been priced at $399 for the unlocked variant with pre-orders starting November 9th via Best Buy. It will go on sale from November 11th.