Motorola Rumor Roundup

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    The latest Motorola leak shows us a new Motorola phone called the Motorola One Power. Odd name, but supposedly this will run a pure version of the Android One OS. I thought that OS was aimed more at the mid range market, but this phone doesn't seem all that mid range with this list of specs: Snapdragon 636, 3,780 mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, a FHD+ display, and 64GB onboard. The cameras at the back will be a 16MP main unit with f/1.8 and a second 5MP with f/2.0 lens. The selfie cam is 16MP with f/1.9. I guess the 636 would be considered mid range.
    In addition, the Moto Z3 appears to have been accidentally outed, as well, when someone leaked a photo of a new Moto Mod that could add a 5G antenna to the otherwise 4G enabled phone. The Mod is shown with an as yet unknown phone. Smarter people than me claim it is the Z3 Play (pictured above).
    This could certainly give new life to those of us on older Z's that want to keep our phones and get 5G.
    LINK to the photo at the Verge. A few days later GSMArena found more pics of the Z3 Play from just about every angle. Check the links below.

    Sources: One Power rumor at CNET.
    Z3Play & Mod @ TheVerge
    Z3 from every angle: GSMArena
     
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    I wondered how long it would take for this to be reported here. . I have been reading about this thing (the Motorola One) for a few days now in my Google News fees. Thanks PereDroid! . It looks like an interesting phone that kind of slipped under the radar.

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    I wonder if the Motorola One will be sold by US Carriers, and will it work on Verizon? I hate to give up my Moto Mods, but I am intrigued....

    As far as the 5G Moto Mod, I don't see those leaks being accurate. As I stated in the other thread covering the Z3 leak with 5G Moto Mod, I just don't see it being cost effective to mass produce. I don't see it selling much when 5G isn't even a real thing yet.

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    Didn't report on the 5G mod because like you, I'm skeptical. Just heard about the One Power today.
    Assuming the One will not come to the US. Are there any Android One phones here?

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    I think the Moto X4 was / is an Android One phone.

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    supposed to be over 500 5g cities by the end of the year. the mod rumor could be true.
     
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    I could be interested in this phone, except I'm sure it's probably another giant display.

    Don't see the need for "faster" mobile, personally....obviously more capacity is better, and maybe they'll start offering home broadband to compete with cable at a reasonable price.

    But definitely 5G will be a consideration in my next phone, so good thing I got a replacement battery for the 'ol Turbo since I'll probably use it another year or two. I do feel like it's starting to show it's age a bit, as I think apps are taking more and more ram and 3GB is starting to not be enough.
     
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    Now that would be nice. I am getting tired of paying for two different internet services. I know others pay for more.
     
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    I expect AT&T will be the first to offer a bundle, and I believe their Uverse package already delivers cable over the internet connection (must be why their speeds were so lousy because of all the bandwidth used to deliver the tv signal).

    I'm sure they won't be cheaper than Comcast and the others, but it would at least give people a second option where there currently isn't one. With 5G it's a real possibility - I think it's actually an average of 66 times faster, PLUS more capacity on higher frequencies....so I'm guessing well over 100X the capacity, which is certainly enough for home broadband AND "cable tv" delivered over it.
     
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    ATT uses fiber in many places.

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    I've seen some reports of a new Moto Mod battery that might be released with the Z3 series; with a Moto logo and a USB-C charge port.

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    I'm intrigued by this Motorola One phone. I doubt it will work on Verizon, or be sold by them but I still like it. Here are some
    more possible (leaked & rumored) Motorola One Power specs and details:


    Snapdragon 636 (same as the new Moto G6 +)
    6GB RAM
    64GB Internal Storage
    3780 mAh Battery
    16 MP Dual rear cameras
    16 MP front camera, with flat field correction
    NFC
    Part of the Android One program


    Motorola One_Leak.png
     
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