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Motorola One Power Launched In India With Big Change: Price, Specifications, Availability

Motorola , A Lenovo Company has been in the category of releasing kind of smartphones that are intended for budget section as well as higher ones also. But the company for the past 3-4 years somehow struggled to put themself in Indian market despite of the fact that this is the first ever mobile producing company for commercial purpose.

But here is something they are set to give you. The company on Monday launched Moto One Power – a phone that departs from the company’s traditional design language to bring the best of Google software and expectedly top-of-the-line specifications, including 5,000mAh battery.

Motorola convinced that Moto One Power has been built for India. The long battery life, guaranteed security updates via Android One, and metallic design – a well tested formula for India’s highly competitive budget smartphone market.

Unveiled at the IFA 2018 conference last month, Motorola One Power is the elder sibling of Moto One, a much more premium looking phone with more or less similar specifications. Motorola chose One Power ahead of Moto One for its new series debut.

Considering the design, the structure is not pretty much different than the previous ones. Rather it goes for a more generic look. Unfortunately, Moto One Power is a bulky phone with a large screen on the front. It’s heavier and thicker than the usual. You may or may not get used to the form factor in a few days. Usually, phones with larger batteries have similar bulky design. Remember Gionee’s giant brick-like Marathon series? Also, we are yet to test whether 5,000mAh battery adds significant improvements over the usual 4,000mAh battery on some of the popular budget Android phones.

MOTO ONE POWER SPECIFICATIONS

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2018, August
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, October
BODY Dimensions 156 x 76 x 8.4 mm (6.14 x 2.99 x 0.33 in)
Weight 198 g (6.98 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Splash resistant
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.2 inches, 96.9 cm2 (~81.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
Chipset Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 509
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM (China only)
MAIN CAMERA Dual 16 MP, f/1.8, 1.12µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 12 MP, f/2.0, 1.25µm
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging 15W
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Midnight Black
Price About 300 EUR

Moto One Power: Pricing 

Motorola has priced its only variant of the Moto One Power with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage at Rs 15,999. The phone is available exclusively through Flipkart with pre-orders starting today and will go on sale on October 5.

Motorola Mobility deal by Google

On August 15, 2011, seven months after Motorola Mobility was spun off into an independent company, Google announced that it would acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion,subject to approval from regulators in the United States and Europe.

According to the filing, Google senior vice president Andy Rubin first reached out to Motorola Mobility in early July 2011 to discuss the purchase by some of Google’s competitors of the patent portfolio of Nortel Networks Corp., and to assess its potential impact on the Android ecosystem.

Google boosted its offer for Motorola Mobility by 33% in a single day in early August, even though Motorola wasn’t soliciting competing bids. The aggressive bidding by Google showed that the search engine company was under considerable pressure to beef up its patent portfolio to protect its promising Android franchise from a growing number of legal challenges.

According to the filing, Google and Motorola began discussions about Motorola’s patent portfolio in early July, as well as the “intellectual property litigation and the potential impact of such litigation on the Android ecosystem”.

Although the two companies discussed the possibility of an acquisition after the initial contact by Mr. Rubin, it was only after Motorola pushed back on the idea of patent sale that the acquisition talks picked up steam.

The turning point came during a meeting on July 6. At the meeting, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha discussed the protection of the Android ecosystem with Google senior vice president Nikesh Arora, and during that talk Jha told Arora that “it could be problematic for Motorola Mobility to continue to exist as a stand-alone entity if it sold a large portion of its patent portfolio”.

In connection with these discussions, the two companies signed a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement that allowed Google to do due diligence on the company’s patent portfolio.

On July 21 and 23, Jha met with Arora and Rubin to discuss strategic options between the two companies, agreeing to continue to discuss a potential sale. On the morning of August 15, the two companies entered into a merger agreement at the offered price of $40. On November 17, Motorola Mobility stockholders approved the proposed merger with Google Inc. On April 17, 2013, ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) announced that it completed its acquisition of the Motorola Home business from a subsidiary of Google Inc.

MOTO ONE POWER COMPETITORS

Taking about the performance of Moto One Power, It relies on Snapdragon 636 processor along with 4GB of RAM. It is the same chipset combination that Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro delivers. If Redmi Note 5 Pro is any benchmark, the One Power should be able to handle graphic-intensive apps and games. However, the hardware and software optimisation is key as we have seen on a rather disappointing Nokia 6.1 Plus.

 

Moto One Power will face a strong competition from the Mi A2 as well. Xiaomi’s second Android One phone has rather superior design and near-excellent camera quality. Under the hood it has better Snapdragon 660 processor.Although the android experience and features,user interface is quite similar in android phones , so comparison on that basis would be merely time wasting.

 

SOURCE – Hindustantimes

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