After a series of leaks and speculation, Motorola officially took covers off its new Android One smartphone the Motorola One Vision at an event in Brazil recently. This new smartphone has been in the making for quite a while now and could see a wider launch in the next few weeks. Known as the Motorola P40 initially, the Motorola One Vision is a mid-range offering from the company. What is unique about this handset, however, is that it is not powered by either a Qualcomm or a MediaTek SoC. Instead, Motorola chose Samsung for the One Vision which comes with the new Samsung Exynos 9609 processor. Let us now take a closer look at the specifications and features of this interesting new device.
Motorola One Vision: Specifications, Features
Let us address the elephant in the room first. What is an Exynos chipset doing on a non-Samsung phone you may ask? Well, turns out there have been several instances in the past where brands other than Samsung have used Exynos SoCs. With that out of the way, let us take a look at the 9609 SoC. For starters, this SoC is near-identical to the Exynos 9610 SoC that is also used on the Samsung Galaxy A50. The 9609 seems to be a slightly underclocked version of the same chipset with lower maximum` clock speeds. The rest of the architecture is near identical. The 9609 gets the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU for graphics. The handset is offered in a single 4GB RAM version with 128GB of storage and a microSD card slot for augmenting the storage further.
The handset is also dual SIM ready and uses a hybrid slot for the same. The display on the Motorola One Vision is a large 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel in an uber tall 21:9 aspect ratio and FullHD+ resolution. Motorola calls this display’CinemaVision’ which I think is an apt name for a 21:9 panel. The camera setup on the Motorola One Vision consists of a dual camera set up at the rear (25-megapixel primary, 5-megapixel secondary), and a 25-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. The primary camera also comes with a dedicated night mode. For security, the Motorola One Vision gets a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Motorola One Vision: Battery, Software, Expected price in India
The battery capacity of the Motorola One Vision is rated at 3,500 mAh and Motorola claims that the handset would last an entire day with average usage. Typical of a Motorola, the handset supports 15-watt fast charging (Turbocharging) and promises up to 7 hours of usage with a small 15-minute charge. As far as the software is concerned, the Motorola One Vision runs stock Android since it is part of Google’s Android One program. The handset is offered in two color options; Sapphire Blue, and Brown. As for pricing, the Motorola One Vision costs around $335 which roughly translates to INR 23,000. The handset is set to go on sale soon in several markets across the globe.