Motorola's first phone with a pop-up camera has leaked

Motorola's first phone with a pop-up camera has leaked
Motorola has announced four Moto G-branded phones, three One-series models, two Moto E offerings, and one Moto Z device so far this year but it’s not stopping there. The company is actively working on its first pop-up camera smartphone which has just leaked.

Obtained by XDA Developers, a pair of hands-on photos depict Motorola’s mysterious new phone with the pop-out camera both on show and hidden. The module itself sits on the right side and resembles the one present on the OnePlus 7 Pro. At this stage, however, we don’t know what sensor it’ll house.

Like many of Motorola’s other devices, the phone in question boasts a large display paired with relatively slim bezels. Today’s photos don’t provide the clearest glimpse at the chin but a set of renders published by Evan Blass a few weeks ago depicted a pretty thick one complete with Motorola’s branding. Other external details include a small in-ear speaker along the edge of the frame and a volume rocker on the right side of the phone paired with a power key. 

There’s no news on the rear design right now and it’s impossible to make an educated guess because we don’t know how this phone will be branded. As a reminder, Motorola uses circular camera setups on the Moto G and Moto Z lineups, vertical layouts on the Moto E6 series and most of the Motorola One lineup, and an all-new module on the One Zoom.

It’s unclear at this stage what internal components Motorola has planned but one of the images suggests they’ll be paired with the company’s flavor of Android rather than Google’s stock alternative.



1. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Looks very similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro. Until under display cameras become mainstream, I think pop up cams are the best alternative. I love my Note 10 Plus (upgraded from 7 Pro because I missed the s-pen more than words can describe), but the camera punch hole definitely gets a bit annoying at times. Imo it's slightly better than a waterdrop, and 100x better than a notch, but personally do miss the unobstructed display of the OnePlus 7 Pro.


Posts: 442; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I bet it'll have a huge chin that says "motorola" on it

5. Asuveroz

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 19, 2018

This is probably a Moto G8 and damn, I really hoped they wouldn't go with the pop-up camera as it's such a gimmick.

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