Value priced Motorola One Power is introduced in India

Value priced Motorola One Power is introduced in India
India is a market tailor-made for Xiaomi. It is the second largest smartphone market in the world, but hampered by a low per capita income, older high-end phones are big sellers in the country. And so are new devices hawked by Xiaomi, which has become the top smartphone brand in India. Xiaomi is known for selling high-spec'd phones with a low profit margin because the company makes its bread from selling content, not hardware. Still, the Chinese manufacturer does depend on the ability of Indian consumers to perceive value when it comes to its phones.

Now, Motorola is looking to compete with Xiaomi in India with a handset that it believes also offers value for the money. That would be the Motorola One Power, which was unveiled today in India. Pricing is only half of the story when it comes to value; the specs are the other half. And with a 5000mAh battery, the One Power offers more battery life than the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, which features a 4000mAh battery.


The Motorola One Power is equipped with a notched 6.2-inch "Max Vision" LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2246 (FHD+). This works out to an aspect ratio of 19:9. The Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform is under the hood, and inside the phone you will find 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. On back is a dual camera setup with a 16MP primary camera (f/1.8 aperture) and a 5MP second camera (f/2.2 aperture). In front is a 12MP camera for selfies and video chats, and the phone includes a 3.5mm headphone jack. The One Power does have a Widevine L1 DRM license, allowing it to stream HD video, and Android 8.1 Oreo is pre-installed.

A Flipkart exclusive in India, the Motorola One Power is priced at 15,999 Rupees ($220 USD), allowing it to qualify as a value phone. Registrations start today, and the handset will go on sale starting on October 5th. Don't expect to see this model made available in the U.S., where Motorola is in a bit of disarray at the moment. The Moto G6 might be able to handle itself on the budget side of the equation, but the Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play are mid-range models and leave the company without a new high-end phone to sell in the U.S.

source: XDA

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One Power
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh

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8 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

Why make a phone exclusive to some countries. Would've loved this in the us

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Because, you can't sell highly overpriced things in India. BECAUSE US PEOPLE LOVE TO BE MILKED BY APPLE. 300$ Poco Vs 1500$ Xsmax https://youtu.be/emPiTZHdP88 Also, your poor US government is afraid of fair competition.

5. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

What you said is only partially true! Indian smartphone market is still not saturated unlike USA. It's growing at a rapid pace and will continue to do so for very long time. So to find footing in the new market every other manufacturer is under cutting each other in prices. Unlike USA where this competition happened long ago. Not anymore. Also, US is a carrier dominated market with people buying subsidized devices. That is why they can afford to buy more expensive devices unlike India where it is complete payment upfront. Not to mention the average incomes. Start selling all phones in US SIM free and with full price. And market of Apple and Samsung's S, Note series would crash like crazy! Why would a brand launch cheaper devices in US when they can get off by selling costlier ones? As for US govt being afraid of competition, i can only LOL at you! If it was so, Samsung, Lg, HTC, Sony, OnePlus, Motorola, Xiaomi would have been banned in the states too. But you see, they aren't! It's Huawei and ZTE that are banned, and have solid backing for so. Huawei is a shady brand with deep ties to and funding from Communist Dictator Chinese government. They have been caught lying, Huawei telecommunications devices have been caught compromised. Why would US have it's security be threatened by a nation which it has geopolitical problems with from long ago? Even Australia is banning use of Huawei equipments and India is also considering the same, decision can come very soon regarding this. If Huawei and ZTE want fair treatment, they got to act fair in the first place. Don't undermine security of other nation and then cry victim when you are banned.

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

"It's Huawei and ZTE that are banned, and have solid backing for so. Huawei is a shady brand with deep ties to and funding from Communist Dictator Chinese government." PROOF...PROOF....PROOF AND Google, Apple and Microsoft are such a transparent and innocent that they don't have any tie up with US government. For me... Chinese >>> US (mother of terrorism).

8. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

What proof proof proof? Are you out of your mind? You are speaking as if CIA, RAW, IB etc will share their findings with you. If the intelligence agencies are flagging something, it's dangerous. That's it. As for who is more trustworthy, China has border and other geographical issues with India, Japan, Taiwan, Nepal, Tibet, Russia(in past), Australia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar and other numerous nations except terror state Pakistan. That itself is a testament to what kind of Country China is! They undermine every other nation, want to conquer every other land and form that as a part of China. US has it's fair share of wrongs but never did they make any country part of US when they fought a war. As for companies, if Google, Apple and Microsoft were so complicit in sharing data with US govt, why do they come under fire over and again for not complying with security agencies? USA is a democratic nation, Unlike China which is a dictatorship, funds tech companies with it's money and forcefully uses them for it's petty geopolitical issues. You son need to get lessons.

3. OneLove123

Posts: 968; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Most u.s customers only want iPhones.

4. Akraw

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Realme pro 2 will soon overshadow this device

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1246; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

1. Splash resistance 2. 5000mAh battery 3. Android one 4. NO stupid & fragile glass back. 5. Has nfc, BT 5.0, Dual Volte, 3.5mm jack, Lte cat.6 6. Dedicated micro sd slot and no hybrid sh!t 7. 16k price INR for SD 636 8. Front camera with flash 9. Back cameras with google lens support Everything good except maybe the notch. Motorola, shut up and take my money...

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