A new report has surfaced claiming that the Motorola XT1942-1, which was rumored to be called Motorola One Power, will go official as Moto P30 Note, though it seems like that will happen only in some markets. Earlier this month, the handset had leaked in an official listing on Motorola China's website along with the Moto P30 and the Moto P30 Play Android smartphones, confirming the series' expansion in the near future. TENAA recently certified three phones manufactured by Lenovo's subsidiary bearing model numbers XT1941, XT1942, and XT1943, of these, the last one went official in China last week as the Moto P30, the first Motorola-branded smartphone to sport a display notch. The Moto P series will continue being exclusive to the Asian market, according to the report, with no details on its availability in other international markets.
The Motorola P30 Note is likely to borrow certain design elements from the recently announced Motorola P30, including that display cutout and its rear camera placement. A 6.2-inch FHD+ LCD display is rumored to sit on the front with a 19:9 aspect ratio, while its rear-facing dual-camera setup will boast a 16-megapixel and a 5-megapixel camera sensor. It is expected to come powered the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and will offer two RAM options – 4GB and 6GB – that will be paired with either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage along with an option to expand the memory. The Moto P30 Note is said to share most of its internals with the Moto P30, but in terms of battery, the former will fare better with its 4,850mAh battery against 3,000mAh of the latter.
Motorola officially announced the Moto P30 last week in China at a starting price of 1,999 yuan (~$290) for the base model with 64GB of internal memory and the higher-end model with 128GB of internal memory was priced at 2,399 yuan (~$349). It will go on sale by mid-September while there is still no official word on whether the handset will debut in other global markets or not. Interestingly, the Moto P30 comes running ZUI 4.0 based on Android 8.0, while the company's P series is rumored to be a part of the Android One program, at least for markets outside China. The Moto P30 Play with model number XT1941-2, on the other hand, will be the lowest end smartphone in the P series and will include a smaller 5.86-inch display with an HD+ resolution along with a battery of 3,000mAh.