Motorola's preparing an insane looking quadruple-camera smartphone

Motorola's preparing an insane looking quadruple-camera smartphone
Just two days after the design of Motorola’s first ever triple-camera smartphone was revealed, tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer is back with yet another Motorola-branded device. This time, though, it sports a whopping four rear cameras and presents a very unique design.

New design language and a whopping four rear cameras


Over the past couple of years, Motorola has developed two clear design languages – Moto smartphones boast circle-shaped camera modules on the rear while One-branded devices feature vertical camera setups in the corner. But this yet-to-be-named model doesn’t fit in anywhere.

Rather than adopting Motorola’s usual camera setups, the smartphone boasts an array of sensors which are arranged into a square – some could argue that the device resembles Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro because of this. These cameras sit directly above a large Motorola logo and, together, are contained within a large rectangular bump.

Motorola's preparing an insane looking quadruple-camera smartphone

This huge camera module sits in the center of the phone’s rear panel, which itself may be carved out of brushed aluminum rather than glass. The cameras are accompanied by a dual-LED flash and ‘48MP’ branding which suggests the primary sensor will sport a 48-megapixel resolution, like the one expected on the Motorola One Vision.

Details about the remaining cameras remain unclear at the moment, but Motorola could potentially fit the phone with a wide-angle camera and a telephoto alternative. The remaining fourth camera could then be one of three: a depth sensor, a monochrome sensor, or a Time-of-Flight sensor. 

Yes, there's a headphone jack too


Like the Motorola One Vision and One Vision Plus (or whatever it's called) which have already leaked, this Motorola device sports a large 6.2-inch display. There are, however, some very important changes.

At first glance, the most noticeable difference is the lack of a cutout in the top-left corner. On the One Vision devices, Motorola uses this to house the selfie camera but on this particular smartphone, the Lenovo-owned brand has reverted back to the trusty U-shaped notch. This is paired with thin side bezels, a slightly thicker one above the display, and a larger chin below which is home to the Motorola branding. Also present is an in-display fingerprint scanner.


Another key difference that may not be as noticeable in the renders is the different aspect ratio. The upcoming Motorola One devices sport extra-tall 21:9 displays, but this smartphone appears to boast a much more traditional 19:9 panel. This results in a device which is slightly wider but much shorter (158.7 x 75 x 8.8mm).

Elsewhere, users can expect a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack along the bottom. Up top sits a SIM card tray and a speaker, while along the right side of the frame is a volume rocker and a power button. The left side of the phone is bare.

This could be an iPhone XR & Galaxy S10e competitor


This unknown Motorola smartphone will presumably be announced sometime later this quarter alongside the brand’s other devices – it’s currently working on the two One Vision devices mentioned above in addition to the Moto Z4 and Moto Z4 Play.

The internal specifications of this device currently remain a mystery, but the 48-megapixel resolution of the rear camera does give us an indication of how the phone will be positioned. After all, this sensor has become popular among mid-range devices lately and is even expected to make its way into the OnePlus 7.

This factor, combined with everything else the smartphone has to offer suggests it could be positioned as a Galaxy S10e and iPhone XR competitor, or perhaps just below these models at a cost of around $600 to $650. A premium model designed to compete with the Galaxy S10+ and iPhone XS Max does seem unlikely, though, considering Motorola exited that segment last year.


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18 Comments

1. Vogue1985

Posts: 407; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Motorola is on to something, Mid rangers. Very nice the specs are neat too

14. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I want 2 center cameras, and 1 at each corner (total of 6 cameras on the back) to take pictures with. This would be awesome!

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2133; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It's about branding and not about price.

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6589; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Branding will only get you so far. Features and options will carry the phone the majority of the way...price is the last factor. Hopefully the headphone jack sticks around for awhile with at least some OEM's.

5. TBomb

Posts: 1259; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

If a smartphone were a roller coaster, brand would be the chain that brings the cart up the hill. features and options are the twists and turns. You absolutely need both, no exceptions, to have a good ride. The price is the amount of time you're willing to late in line for it.

13. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2133; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Motorola is just a phone. Nothing special.

3. Asuveroz

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 19, 2018

I prefer this design over the one that is found on the One lineup. The design on the One lineup looks too generic IMO.

6. Firenze91

Posts: 204; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Who buys Motorola phones anyway? Never seen one personally

11. ijuanp03

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

18. midix

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

Then what people buy when they need a solid midranger with clean and fast Android? The only other option seems to be Nokia (which, similarly to Motorola, is not fully owned by Nokia anymore). Google Pixel usually is too expensive. So, I myself am currently torn between Moto G7 Plus and something from Nokia. I have shaky hands, so I want OIS and also I need NFC - both these features are rarely available in midrangers, but G7 Plus has them, so...

7. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Nothing is as good as the original moto x. That was a great phone. The G series does well. People have it. But they need to release something that has an outstanding camera, great software, and has an awesome screen. I know that can get expensive, but then people will buy it. Basically, it needs to be on par with OP7.

8. checkmymike

Posts: 218; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I do love this design. Problem is, moto phones are no longer available on this side of the world, southeast asia...

9. CEDEOTB

Posts: 375; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Tramp stamp on the front, no thanks

10. Sparkxster

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I hope this is Moto's new flagship phone.

12. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

This phone should have *SD 855 *Dual speaker *Amoled screen *Competitive camera Hope this is Motorola’s flagship phone X5 (please make the X as flagship line) with flagship specs.

15. kumar1

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 23, 2019

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