Shortly after the announcement of the Motorola One Macro, a leak has signalled some interesting features on yet another Motorola phone.
Spanish tech site, ProAndroid, leaked an image showing the phone with a pop up camera appearing on the top of the handset.The leak also shows a light-up fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone.
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This move seems to be an attempt to eliminate the ‘notch’ featured on many smartphones. The front-facing camera seemingly pops up on top of the phone while in use, while the rear camera is seated in a traditional housing.
ProAndroid shared a full specs list and several images but no confirmed name, so we’re still waiting on confirmation of what exactly this model will be called.
Apparently the front-facing camera is a 32MP f/2.0 lens, seated on top of an LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340.
According the leaked figures this phone has 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a Snapdragon 675 chipset, a microSD card slot and a 3600Ah battery.
Interestingly, the leak matches up with an earlier leak from XDA Developers. They shared an image which showed a pop-up selfie camera too. They stated that the images came from “a reliable source” and that’s been backed up by the emergence of this new, matching leak.
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In our 2018 review of the Motorola One we highlighted the design as a one of the phone’s assets. Motorola is looking to continue a design tradition but we have no doubt that the pop-up camera will divide opinion. It sort of feels like a 2019 version of the pop-up car headlights that were so popular in the 80’s. We’ll have to wait and see whether it materialises, and whether it catches on.
This previous model had quite a large notch, which was the trend at the time. With this latest handset Motorola are, seemingly, looking to set their own trend.