Motorola is set to release a new phone later this year, and if leaks are to be believed, there’s two others along the way as well.
The company confirmed the launch of a new device called the Motorola One Action, which includes a sophisticated triple camera array on the rear. The lenses included are an ultra-wide angle action video camera, as well as a 12 megapixel main lens and a 5 megapixel depth sensing lens. The ultra-wide lens will apparently shoot landscape-format video even while the device is held vertically.
The screen’s aspect ratio makes it perfect for video – 21:9 is a cinematic standard meaning no black bars on videos shot in the CinemaScope format. It should offer a little more vertical screen real estate than most devices in portrait mode as well.
Other specs include a 3500mAh battery, 128GB of expandable storage, an eight-core processor and the Android One operating system. Android One is maintained by Google, meaning devices it lives on will receive a long tail of updates as the years roll on.
The Motorola One Action is available now in select South American and European countries, and will see wider release in the coming months. Pricing is currently set at EUR€259.
Along with the One Action’s announcement, there’s been a few leaks from reputable industry figures Evan Blass and Roland Quandt.
The devices are reportedly called the Motorola One Pro and One Zoom. Both devices will apparently feature Android One as the operating system of choice.
If the leaks are true, the Motorola One Zoom will be a photography powerhouse. Renders suggest a 48 megapixel sensor, with four lenses on the rear of the phone. Those are likely to be a standard lens, a depth sensing lens, a telephoto lens and an ultra-wide lens. A light-up Motorola logo is also shown in one render.
Amazon’s Alexa and other Amazon apps are also apparently preloaded on the One Zoom, so it may be an Amazon-only exclusive release.
Other rumors around the device include a Snapdragon 675 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. Pricing is also said to be EUR€399.
The leaks almost sound too good to be true, but the confirmed Motorola One Action seems to be a decent deal.