Motorola One with glass build appears, could launch alongside One Power

Motorola One with glass build appears, could launch alongside One Power
Last month it was revealed that Motorola was planning a new Android One smartphone dubbed the One Power, which also looked set to be the brand’s first device with a notched display. Today, however, a new leak reveals the Lenovo-owned company has yet another Android One smartphone in the works.

The new device, dubbed simply Motorola One, looks nearly identical to the One Power that has previously leaked, with only a few subtle design changes that make it look slightly more premium. Starting up front, the Motorola One retains the exact same notched design that’s present on its sibling, with the aluminum frame also making a reappearance along with what appears to be a micro USB port instead of the newer USB Type-C connector. Additionally, the two bottom-firing speakers that are allegedly included on the One Power seem to also be present on the regular variant. However, when it comes to the rear, quite a few differences are noticeable, the most obvious one being the material – the aluminum body present on the Power edition is gone and in its place is a sleeker glass build that suggests this device will be priced slightly higher. Furthermore, the camera setup has also seen a slight redesign. In fact, Motorola has removed the vertical module entirely and has instead opted to place the two cameras sensors individually. Also, it’s worth noting that the LED flash has gained a second tone which should improve night time photography.

When comparing leaked renders, the two devices may appear identical in size at first but it’s claimed that the Motorola One is actually a smaller model, although it’s unclear if this means a reduction in display size. Nevertheless, considering the One Power branding on the other, it's likely that variant will focus more on battery life, thus resulting in a thicker smartphone overall, while the regular Motorola One is expected to act as the mainstream model.

Presently, it’s unclear when Motorola plans on launching the two new devices, but they will presumably be jointly revealed sometime this summer, with a huge focus on their stock Android interfaces. Moreover, considering the brand has reportedly scrapped the Moto X5, and the fact that the Motorola One sports a glass build, it wouldn’t be surprising to see it act as an indirect successor to last year’s Moto X4.

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