Motorola, unlike other major smartphone brands with widespread name recognition, has yet to release a new flagship smartphone in over 6 months. Even its last flagship, the Moto Z3, can hardly be considered as such. Instead, the company has focused on the mid-range segment. The Moto G7 family is their latest mid-range smartphone lineup, but for those of you who want a more stock Android-like experience you’ll have to turn your attention to the Motorola One and One Power. For the past few months, I have tracked the development of a new Motorola smartphone code-named “Robusta2.” According to a reliable source, this smartphone will join the Motorola One lineup as the Motorola One Vision. Motorola One Vision Specifications and Features
CPU and GPU
Apart from Meizu, few brands use Samsung Exynos chipsets for their smartphones. For Motorola, the One Vision and a smartphone code-named “Troika” will be the company’s first smartphones with Exynos chips. Both devices will be powered by the Exynos 9610, a mobile platform manufactured on Samsung’s 10nm FinFET process. The Exynos 9610 has four ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The GPU is ARM’s Mali-G72.
CDMA patent disputes with Qualcomm are allegedly behind why non-Samsung smartphones rarely have Exynos chipsets, though Qualcomm denied this allegation back in 2017. It’s interesting that it’s taken this long for a company other than Meizu to use Exynos chipsets. We’ll have to see how the Motorola One Vision performs once it’s available, but the newly released Samsung Galaxy A50 should be a good indicator of its performance.
RAM, Storage, and Battery
The smartphone will be available in 3 or 4GB RAM models with 32, 64, or 128GB of storage depending on the market. We aren’t sure how the RAM and storage will be paired, however. The Motorola One Vision will have a 3,500mAh battery, which is larger than the battery of the Motorola One, Moto G7, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Plus, but smaller than the 5,000mAh battery on the Motorola One Power and Moto G7 Power. Camera
The primary rear-facing camera will default to a picture-taking resolution of 12MP, though the smartphone’s rear-camera will be marketed as 48MP. Like the Chinese Redmi Note 7, the Motorola One Vision has a QCFA (Quad Color Filter Array) for better noise reduction, dynamic range, and per-pixel detail. A spokesperson for Samsung Exynos confirmed to us that the Exynos 9610 is capable of multi-frame image processing without any post effects at up to 108MP at 8fps. That translates to about 48MP at 18fps, which is below the general 30fps rate necessary for Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL). Thus, we can assume that the Motorola One Vision won’t be capable of quickly capturing 48MP snapshots.
We expect the Motorola One Vision to be marketed as the Motorola P40 in China. The Moto One Vision’s code-name, “Robusta2,” suggests it’s the successor to “RobustaS” and “RobustaNote,” which are the Moto P30/Motorola One and Moto P30 Note/Motorola One Power respectively. The Motorola P40 leak shows a device with dual rear cameras with the primary one being a 48MP sensor, matching what we know about the Motorola One Vision. We don’t know the specification of the single rear camera of the Moto P40/Moto One Vision at this time.
Motorola is also working on two new camera features for the One Vision, though we don’t know if other Motorola smartphones will get these features in future Moto Camera updates. Although we know the names of these two features, we don’t have detailed descriptions for them. The two features are named “Video 3D HDR” and “Long Exposure.” Long Exposure is likely to help the user take better photos in low-light conditions, but we aren’t sure what “3D HDR” is supposed to do. If we learn more about these camera features, we will update this article with the details.
Our source was unable to provide us any detailed information on the Motorola One Vision’s display. They did give us a wallpaper from the smartphone, which is 2520×1080 in resolution. That would mean the device has a tall 21:9 display like the recent Sony Xperia 1, 10, and 10 Plus. I’m not too confident that the wallpaper matches the actual resolution of the device, so I’m not going to definitively say the Motorola One Vision will have such a tall display.
However, the earlier CAD renders of the Motorola P40 (the Chinese Motorola One Vision) suggest it’ll have a 6.2-inch display and overall dimensions of 160.1 x 71.2 x 8.7mm. If that’s the case, that makes the Motorola P40/Moto One Vision only 2mm shorter than the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10+ despite having a display that measures 0.5″ less in diameter.
The one other interesting aspect of the Motorola P40 is its hole punch display. It’ll have a single hole in its display like the Samsung Galaxy S10, but its hole is on the left side like on the Honor View 20. The Motorola One Vision’s hole punch covers up 174×167 pixels on the device’s FHD+ display. We don’t know if it’ll have an OLED or LCD panel, however.