[Update 2: Leaked Renders] The Motorola One Hyper may have a pop-up camera and mid-range specs
Full-screen smartphones with pop-up displays are all the rage these days. The concept was first introduced with the Vivo Apex last year, and back then, it looked truly futuristic and out of this world. Nowadays, though, it seems normal to us, with devices from different manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, and even Samsung employing moving cameras as an alternative to screen notches, which themselves surfaced as a solution to the problem of ever-expanding smartphone displays. Motorola is also set to release their own take on a smartphone with a pop-up camera very, very soon, and the Spanish Android website ProAndroid has already gotten their hands on it.
It doesn’t seem like an overly impressive mid-range phone overall. As far as specifications go, we have a Snapdragon 675, which is a decently performing mid-range SoC, together with–at least in this particular unit–4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. It features a 64MP rear camera just like other smartphone offerings from Xiaomi, Realme, and Samsung, and the pop-up camera unit houses a 32MP front-facing camera. Going into the screen, however, the phone has a 6.4-inch 1080p panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and, of course, no notch to be seen since the phone employs a pop-up module for the camera. Bezels are sort of big, all things considered, and especially considering the bezels of some of its competitors.
Overall, it is pretty much what we’ve been expecting since our exclusive first look. The device is running Android 10 with no customizations on top, just like we’ve learned to expect from Motorola. Android 10 indicates that this device is probably going to launch next year, also given how we don’t have a marketing name for it yet.
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Source: ProAndroid (Spanish)
Update 1: Likely Motorola One Hyper
Motorola One Hyper (XT2027-1).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675.
Likely the same phone shown here: https://t.co/etr41Vs3er
and here: https://t.co/zRTuDudhMZ
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) October 18, 2019
According to our Editor in Chief, Mishaal Rahman, the phone pictured in the leaks above is likely the Motorola One Hyper (XT2027-1). As mentioned in the original post above, it is expected to have the Snapdragon 675 SoC and it may launch with Android 10 onboard. We’ll have to wait and see what makes this phone “hyper.”
Update 2: Leaked Renders
We’ve seen some real-life images of the device that we now know is the Motorola One Hyper, but now we’re seeing high-quality renders for the first time. As we’ve seen before, the device has a pop-up camera and an interesting-looking camera module on the back along with a dot pattern. That pop-up front camera is said to be 32MP and the notch-less display is 6.39-inches FHD+. The renders once again show the “64MP Quad Pixel” text on the rear camera and that will be joined by an 8MP depth sensor. As mention in the original article, the One Hyper is powered by the Snapdragon 675 and will ship with Android 10. We’re still not sure what makes this phone “Hyper,” but we should find out soon.