Motorola P50 Launched in China as a Rebranded Version of Motorola One Vision: Price, Features


Many brands launch rename their devices in different regions during the launch. Unfortunately, Nokia never considered it before bringing its Lumia devices to Spain. And trust me, the Finns should have renamed its handsets for the country famous for its ‘La Siesta’. On the other hand, Lenovo‘s subsidiary Motorola Mobility has rebranded its Motorola One Vision for China. I guess the name change comes in to reflect the lack of Android One and Google services in the Communist country.

Motorola P50 Specifications

The Motorola P50 is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9609 chipset. It comprises of four Cortex-A73 performance cores, and four energy efficient Cortex-A53 cores. The gaming part is handled by the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The phone will ship with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. You can expand it further via a microSD card slot.

Moving on to the display, the P50 features a 6.3-inch IPS (In-Plane Switching) LCD with Full HD+ resolution. It is protected against scratches by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. However, its biggest differentiator is the punch-hole to accommodate the selfie camera. It looks less distracting than the waterdrop notch.

Motorola P50 Press Render

The Motorola P50 features dual camera setup comprising of a 48 MP primary and 5 MP depth sensor. The camera module is equipped with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), which helps in steadying shots by compensating for hand movement. For selfies, the Motorola has opted for a 25 MP front-facing camera.

Among other features, you get a splash-resistant coating, a rear fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. It is a dual SIM handset compatible with 4GVoLTE network in China. The Motorola P50 draws power from a 3500 mAh battery. It ships with a 15 W fast charger. On the software front, you get Android 9.0 Pie with Chinese localization. Unlike India, China heavily relies on domestic Internet services. To put things in perspective, the Baidu has 72.74% search engine market share in China compared to the measly 2.6% of Google.

Motorola P50 Price And Availability

Although I can’t read Mandarin, going by the images it appears that the P50 will be available in blue and gold hues. The handset will hit the stores in China starting from July 20. Pre-orders will go live on July 15. The Motorola P50 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage is priced at 2499 yuan in China, which roughly translates to Rs 25,000. In comparison, the Motorola One Vision with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage is available for Rs 20,000 in India. As of now, there’s no word on whether Lenovo will launch the 6 GB variant of the device in India anytime soon.