Motorola’s Moto One and Moto One Power are the new members of Android One

A few years ago, if you’d have asked many people where Android One program would be in 2017/8, they’d probably have said it will be no more. Fast forward to the present day and dwindling big-name smartphone vendors are now finding refuge in the program, among them Lenovo-owned Motorola.

Motorola has announced the Moto One and Moto One Power, the second from the company to come with the unadulterated Android software after last year’s Moto X4, which was limited to the U.S. market.

Related: The best Motorola phones in 2018

Moto One
  • 5.9-inch 19:9 HD+ LCD display
  • Snapdragon 625 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB expandable storage
  • Dual 13MP + 2MP main camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
Moto One Power
  • 6.2-inch 19:9 FHD+ LCD display
  • Snapdragon 636 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB expandable storage
  • Dual 16MP + 5MP main camera
  • 12MP front camera
  • 4850mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

Both the Moto One and Moto One Power are based on Android One, but as the name suggests, the Power variant is more powerful than its counterpart. The Power moniker can also be felt when it comes to battery capacity, where there’s about 5000mAh of battery juice in there, much bigger than the 3000mAh unit on the standard model.

Motorola One
Motorola One

The cameras are also amped up on the Power model and so is the processor and screen size, but the memory options and software remain unchanged. The duo also sticks to the same connectivity options of USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, and so on. Like the recently launched Moto P30, the One series also comes with a notched display screen.

Motorola One Power

Motorola says the Moto One and One Power will be among the first to jump to Android 9 Pie “soon after launch” in the coming months. The former will set you back €299 when it starts selling in the coming months in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. As for the latter, the company only talks of India as the destination market beginning October 2018, but there’s still no mention of the price in the Asian sub-continent.

Related: Motorola Android 9 Pie update roadmap

Availability of the Moto One Power in markets outside India remains unknown, at least for now.

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