Upcoming Motorola One Smartphone to Sport Popup Selfie Camera; Real-life Images, Full Specs Leaked


Motorola seems to be upping its game when it comes to its One-series smartphone lineup. A Spanish publication called ProAndroid has allegedly managed to get their hands on an unreleased Motorola One handset that features an ‘all-screen’ design thanks to the use of a pop-up selfie camera. Not only do we have a complete look at what the phone will look like, but we also get a full list of the handset’s specifications.

Leaked Motorola One Smartphone With Notch-Less Display, Breathing LED Fingerprint Scanner

From the front, the upcoming Motorola handset appears to have a notch-free display that is said to measure in at 6.39-inches. The panel being used is apparently a Ful HD+ IPS LCD. This means the phone will not offer always-on functionality. ProAndorid says that this screen has good brightness levels that assist in outdoor legibility. From what we can tell based on the released images, the bezels aren’t the slimmest, and there does seem to be a bit of a chin at the bottom of the display. The “Motorola Confidential Property Not For Sale” warning that is printed here suggests the handset is a non-retail prototype.

Motorola One Leaked Full-Screen Smartphone Pop-Up Camera 03

In order to remove the notch, Motorola seems to have made use of a pop-up selfie camera. Two rear camera setup has been placed within a raised housing that sits exactly behind the pop-up mechanism. To the left of this setup, there appears to be an LED flash alongside a dedicated depth sensor. The Motorola One branding now stands vertically on the far end of the rear cameras, and we no longer see the ‘M’ logo printed onto the rear fingerprint scanner.

That said, a unique new feature that has been added to this smartphone is an LED ring that surrounds the fingerprint sensor. This ring is said to be enabled by default and exhibits a breathing effect, as can be seen in the video below. ProAndroid says this LED is “completely configurable,” with a software toggle in the settings menu offering you the ability to sync the LED to one of four events: phone in use, notifications, emergency alerts, and charging. The fingerprint scanner itself is said to be quite fast.

Upcoming Motorola One Smartphone: Leaked Specifications

According to the publication, the pop-up unit of the upcoming Motorola handset will house a 32MP sensor that possesses an f/2.0 aperture. On the other side, the phone has a triple sensor setup comprising of a 64MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, 8MP secondary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and a depth sensor. It hasn’t been specified what the secondary 8MP camera does, but we assume it will offer wide-angle capabilities. ProAndroid says that it has tested out the primary rear camera and selfie camera, and confirm that both make use of 4-in-1 pixel binning and come with a dedicated night mode. The rear camera is also capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps, Full HD videos at up to 60fps, Full HD slow-motion videos at up to 120fps, and HD slow-motion videos at up to 240fps.

Powering this all-screen Motorola phone seems to be a Snapdragon 675 SoC that comes with a traditional storage setup of 4GB RAM + 128GB storage. Being a Motorola One branded phone, we get stock Android 10 running out of the box. The publication says that it found performance to be very smooth, with games such as Call of Duty Mobile running without any problems. An AnTuTu test was also run on this phone, and it is said to have achieved a score of 169,300 points.

The battery on this smartphone is said to measure 3,600mAh. As is the case with previous Motorola One handsets, the upcoming phone also features USB Type-C charging. A 3.5mm headphone jack is provided at the top. The phone offers dual-SIM + microSD card support via a hybrid card slot. The phone is also said to come with NFC support, Bluetooth 5.0, an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and an FM radio.

While the exact name of this smartphone is not yet known, the Moto One branding makes it clear that this is not the rumored Moto G8 or G8 Plus. As for pricing, the phone’s price tag is being speculated to be in the INR 25,000 ballpark.