An extra-tall display complete with a camera cutout
Overall, this yet-to-be-named smartphone resembles the upcoming Motorola One
Vision quite closely. Up front, the device borrows the latter’s extra-tall 6.2
-inch LCD display that is paired with a camera cutout in the top-left corner, slim bezels, and a reduced chin which is home to the Motorola branding.
The similarities with the One Vision
continue over on the rear too, with this new device sporting a vertical camera setup in the corner and a Motorola logo in the middle which doubles as a fingerprint scanner. This time around, though, some changes have been made.
Rather than utilizing the same 48-megapixel camera and depth sensor combination expected on the One Vision, this upcoming smartphone is said to boast a primary 12-megapixel camera paired with another 12-megapixel sensor that may boast a telephoto lens.
As an added bonus, this smartphone also includes a third sensor which may also boast a 12-megapixel resolution. Its functionality remains unclear at the moment but Motorola could easily pair it with a wide-angle lens. Completing the entire setup will seemingly be a dual-tone LED flash.
This smartphone could be called the Motorola One Vision Plus
The original leak refers to this smartphone as the Moto G8
, but that branding seems extremely questionable at this point considering the Moto G7 series
was announced just two months ago. Instead, and as a result of the design inspired by the Motorola One series, this device will probably launch later this quarter as a variant of the Motorola One Vision.
At the moment, the exact branding remains a mystery, but the phone could potentially be called the Motorola One Vision Plus. Over the past few years, Motorola has developed a habit of releasing Power-branded devices, but in this particular case that seems unlikely – the device is just 0.4mm thicker than the Motorola One Vision, making it impossible to accommodate a drastically larger battery.
Taking all of this into consideration, the One Vision Plus will probably share a lot of its features with the regular Motorola One Vision. This means consumers can expect to find at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage paired with stock Android 9 Pie as part of the Android One program. Rather than utilizing Samsung's Exynos 9610, though, this smartphone could use the more powerful Snapdragon 675.
The Motorola One Vision Plus should also include support for NFC and Bluetooth 5.0, a USB Type-C port along with a bottom-firing speaker, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Motorola One Vision Plus release date and availability
The Motorola One Vision Plus will presumably be announced sometime in the near future alongside the regular Motorola One Vision. Like the latter, it will probably make its debut in China as part of the Motorola P40
series before expanding to international markets such as Europe and Latin America.
In regards to a release in the United States, it certainly seems possible at this point. After all, the regular Motorola One Vision is on track for a US release, so there's a high chance Motorola will also release its more powerful sibling in the region.
As for pricing, the One Vision is expected to retail somewhere between $400 and $450, which means the Plus model could cost somewhere between $450 and $500.