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

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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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