Motorola One Power launches in India with 6.2-inch notched display, the Snapdragon 636 SoC, and 5,000mAh battery
The Motorola Moto G lineup has always been popular in the lower mid-range price segment. This year, however, the Moto G6 series falls behind its competitors in terms of specifications and value. In the face of strong competition from the likes of Xiaomi, Asus, Honor, and Realme, Motorola has failed to stand apart in this segment. Much of this is related to the SoC as even the top-end Snapdragon 630-powered Moto G6 Plus can’t compete with phones such as the Snapdragon 636-powered Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. Similarly, Motorola phones have also offered less value than their competitors when it comes to pricing. It was time for a change.
With the Motorola One Power, Motorola is aiming do that. It’s ready to take on phones such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, which has been the benchmark in this segment. Motorola steps up to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC with the Motorola One Power. Notably, the smartphone also a massive 5,000mAh battery, which should ensure great battery life in combination with the power-efficient Snapdragon 636 SoC.
The full specifications of the Motorola One Power are noted below:
Motorola One Power – Specifications at a glance
|Specification||Motorola One Power|
|Display||6.2-inch FHD+ (2246×1080) 19:9 notched LCD “Max Vision”|
|CPU/GPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with Adreno 509 GPU|
|Storage||64GB, expandable up to 256GB microSD|
|Battery||5,000 mAh typical, Motorola TurboPower|
|Rear Camera(s)||16MP PDAF (f/1.8, 1.12um) + 5 MP (f/2.2, 1.0um)
Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash
|Front Camera(s)||12MP (f/2.0, 1.25um) w/ single flash|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)|
|Audio||3.5mm headphone jack|
|Security||Fingerprint scanner (rear)|
At the event, Motorola stated that it would enter segments such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, and AI. It also said that the Motorola One Power has the Widevine L1 DRM license to support HD video streaming, something which is absent from many phones in this price range.
The Motorola One Power has a metal construction with plastic caps on the top and bottom of the back. The fingerprint sensor is integrated with the Motorola logo. The display notch has enabled the company to fit in a 6.26-inch 19:9 LCD in a relatively manageable size.
In terms of software, the Motorola One Power is noticeable as it’s part of the Android One platform. This means that it’s required to get monthly Android security updates. It’s a significant improvement from the Moto G series, which has steadily fallen behind with respect to software support.
Motorola One Power – Pricing and availability
The Motorola One Power will be available for ₹15,999 ($220) in India. It has a single RAM and storage configuration: 4GB/64GB. It will be available exclusively via Flipkart, with registrations beginning today. It will go on sale starting October 5.
In terms of competition, the phone competes with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Xiaomi Mi A2, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and the upcoming Realme 2 Pro. This segment is extremely crowded as of now, but with the Motorola One Power, Motorola finally has a phone which can compete, at least on paper.
What are your thoughts regarding the Motorola One Power? Do you think that a notched display will help Motorola gain a competitive advantage against Xiaomi? Let us know in the comments below.