Motorola announces its newest Android One device: Meet the Moto One Vision

Motorola has been dipping their toes into the Android One space for a few years but we haven’t seen those devices in Australia. With the announcement of the latest in the series the Motorola One Vision we’re finally getting our first Motorola Android One device downunder.

Motorola isn’t positioning the One Vision as just another also ran device however, as the name indicates they are pushing this as a camera first device for the mid-range. Around the rear is a 48 MP ‘quad-pixel, camera and a 5MP depth sensor and selfies are covered by the 25 MP front facing camera.

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What is a Quad Pixel? It’s where you make 4 pixel 1 pixel of course. The One Vision combines 4 pixels into one 1.6µm pixel, effectively making the sensor a 12MP camera with larger pixels. Why they just don’t use a 12MP sensor with 1.6µm pixels I’m not sure. The camera includes OIS and a new ‘Night mode’ designed to give great images in low light.

Summing up the deice, the One Vision is a 6.3-inch IPS LCD device with FHD+ display, with an indisplay camera cut out similar to the Galaxy S10 range. It’s powered by an Exynos 9609 SOC from Samsung, 4GB of RAM and an amazing 128GB of storage.

Rounding out the specs is a 3500 mAh battery, rear finger print sensor, NFC and the all Important 3.5 mm courage port. Check out the full specs below.

Key Specifications:Moto One Vision
Release dateMay 2019
Screen size6.3-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCD
Resolution2,520 x 1,080
Rear camera
  • 48 MP
  • 5 MP
Rear aperture
  • f/1.7
  • f/2.2
Front camera25MP
Front aperturef/2.0
ChipsetExynos 9609
Core config8 x 2.2 GHz
MicroSDYes, up to 512GB
Battery3,500 mAh
Battery removable
Headphone PortYes
Headphone LocationTop
Speaker ConfigurationBottom
WIFI standards892.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth standards
  • 5.0
  • LE
  • A2DP
  • A-GPS
  • BDS
Android OSAndroid 9.0
Vendor skinAndroid One
Dimensions160.1 x 71.2 x 8.7 mm

Being an Android One device the One Vision ships with Android (.0 and will get 2 years of OS and 3 years of security updates guaranteed. With the initial retail price in Europe being €299 it should sell here for around the $500 AUD mark.

It’s launching in Brazil initially before expanding internationally, including Australia later this year.

Duncan Jaffrey: @Dunofrey Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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