Motorola P40 renders suggest the hole-in-display design is rapidly gaining traction


The confusingly branded Motorola P30 made quite a few (negative) headlines a few months back with its striking iPhone X resemblance, but fret not, as it seems the P40 will not mimic the design of Apple’s latest flagships in such an obvious way.

Instead, a freshly leaked batch of factory-based renders and a 360-degree video strongly suggest the Motorola P40 (name to be confirmed) will follow a different and increasingly hotter trend by drilling a hole into its rumored 6.2-inch screen.

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy A8s and Huawei Nova 4, the “chin” on the P40 is thick enough to accommodate a “motorola” logo, although for what it’s worth, the side bezels certainly look thin in these plausible product depictions revealed by the (almost) always reliable @OnLeaks.

There’s no word yet on the resolution of the selfie camera housed by the display hole positioned in the top left corner of the Motorola P40, while the protruding dual rear-facing shooter setup is said to include an impressive-sounding 48MP primary lens.


The shiny back panel is no doubt made from glass, with a “batwing” logo hiding a “conventional” fingerprint sensor rather than a modern biometric authentication solution embedded into the P40’s screen.

Wired audio devotees will be happy to hear the headphone jack of the Motorola P30 is here to stay on the handset’s sequel, along with a USB Type-C port, a small speaker grille on the bottom, and side-mounted volume buttons.

Oddly enough, the Motorola P40 is expected to be overall taller than its notched forerunner, at 160.1 mm, as well as thicker, which is not necessarily bad news if the 3,000 mAh battery also grows in size. 

As part of the Android One program, this should follow in the footsteps of the Motorola One and One Power, aka P30 Play and P30 Note, by reaching “international” markets, i.e. not just China. It remains to be seen if that will include the US, as the Motorola One doesn’t seem extremely popular around these parts.

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11 Comments

1. Jrod99

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

So the new trend has begun.

2. gamehead unregistered

Better than the notch at least

3. master-mkk

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

I would take a waterdrop notch over it

7. Jrod99

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Yeah I know. Small notch will be better. The pill shape camera hole comes down as far as the Pixel 3 xl notch.

10. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Me too, not because it's not better than waterdrop notch but because of optimization of applications for this tech easily take 5-6 months.

4. Tziggy14

Posts: 622; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Looks like I'll be sticking with my s8+ for a long time.

6. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

and why tht ,,, Nokia 9 with no nothch, no hole is coming soon

5. OneLove123

Posts: 792; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

That's going to be one of the 10 phones I will buy next year.

8. monoke

Posts: 1127; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I was afraid of this. It's a copy cat industry. I'm hoping one of the main players will jump on the nex dual display trend cuz that's the best solution to a near bezeless front design so far. Maybe in 2 years.

9. ijuanp03

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Not a copy-cat industry but this is the hardware currently available. I'd rather have a punch-hole than a notch. Bezel-less trend was started by Motorola with their Moto X lineup and everyone followed suit. Although I must admit it was the Galaxy S8 that made everyone aware of it. I don't mind a few borders on the top and bottom and I don't think the Nex dual display is the best solution. Put a decent camera on top with minimal bezels and that's it.

11. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

The ideal is none notch.All kind of notch is ugly.Till the holes

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