Motorola on Wednesday announced the P30, its latest Android smartphone that unapologetically takes some of the most defining traits of Huawei's P20 lineup and Apple's iPhone X. As was already expected, the newly unveiled device features a vertical dual-camera arrangement and a wide display notch in an apparent effort to look similar to the popular 2017 iPhone model, even though Motorola was presumably capable of delivering a smaller display cutout seeing how the P30 doesn't feature a 3D camera setup or any other module that would take up so much space on the top of the device, as is the case with Xiaomi's Mi 8. Additionally, the P30's Aurora variant is virtually identical to the color-shifting Twilight model of the Huawei P20.
Beneath the familiar surface is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 chip and 6GB of RAM, with that combination making the Motorola P30 a contender in the upper mid-range segment of the market. The device runs Lenovo's ZUI 4.0 operating system based on Android 8.0 Oreo and it's presently unclear whether it will end up being updated to Android 9 Pie in the future. The handset has so far only been announced in China and it remains to be seen whether Lenovo's subsidiary ends up releasing it in other parts of the world as well. The manufacturer is presently working on two other notch-equipped Android mid-rangers meant to be released in the West — the Motorola One and One Power — so it may opt to skip launching the P30 globally
The Motorola P30 is also equipped with a 6.2-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2,246 by 1,080 pixels, as well as a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support. A 12-megapixel front camera is part of the package as well, together with a 16-megapixel rear sensor supported by another 5-megapixel module. The handset will be released in China on September 15, starting at the equivalent of $300 for a model with 64GB of flash memory. A P30 variant with 128GB of storage space will also be available, featuring a price tag of approximately $360, Motorola confirmed.