Here comes the Motorola P30 Note as Motorola also launched the One and One Power just ahead of IFA 2018. The phones arrived with Android One, and while the former is completely a new device, the latter shared some features with the Motorola P30.
The Motorola P30 Note is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset just like it’s predecessor the P30. The SoC is coupled with 4 GB or 6 GB RAM, while the storage available is 64 GB which is expandable via a microSD slot up to 128 GB.
The screen arrives with a 6.2-inch LCD panel and a massively tall ratio of 18.7:9, although Motorola tries to promote it as 19:9. The resolution is 2246 x 1080 pixels, and there is a notch on top for good measure.
the Motorola One Power has a 16 + 5 MP main camera on the back, but the Chinese website reveals more details on the setup. The primary sensor comes with an f/1.8 lens, while the secondary that is mostly for Bokeh mode has an f/2.2 aperture. The configuration is coupled by a dual-tone LED flash.
There is also a fingerprint scanner on the metal back panel, marked with the Moto logo. The selfie shooter is 12 MP with fixed focus, f/2.0 lens, and 1.25μm pixel size. It supports some AI Beauty features.
The big difference between Motorola One Power and the Motorola P30 Note is the lack of stock Android due to the complicated situation with Google and the Chinese government. This allows the ZUI 4.0, borrowed from the discontinued ZUK smartphones to make an appearance once again.
Motorola P30 Note Specifications
Announced: August, 2018
Availability: September, 2018
2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
CDMA 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Data Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Android 8.0 (Oreo) / ZUI 4.0
Design & Build
Dimensions: 155.5 x 76 x 7.7 mm
Weight: 170 g
Colours: White, Black, Aurora
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 6.2 inches, 96.9 cm2 (~82.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Chipset: Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPU: Adreno 509
RAM: 4/6 GB
Internal Storage: 64/128 GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Dual: 16 MP, f/1.8, 1.25µm, PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Single: 12 MP, 1.25µm, f/1.9
Features: LED flash
Music Support: MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
Video Support: MP4/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes
3.5mm jack: Yes
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
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
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Charging: Fast battery charging 18W
Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
4/64 GB version – CNY1,999 ($292/€250)
6/64 GB Version – CNY2,299 ($335, €290)