Motorola’s upcoming Moto One Vision will seemingly support ARCore, judging by the fact that the device has found its way to Google’s ARCore support page as part of the supported devices list. While this does mean that the phone will be able to support ARCore content, it will be up to developers to implement support for the new device, including its unique drivers and other quirks. Moto fans should take note that this development means the phone is just about ready for commercial production, since a device has to pass certain in-house tests from Google in order to be certified as ARCore compatible.
Reports thus far indicate that the Moto One Vision runs on Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9610 chipset, a mid-range affair with a few unique features. Namely, it’s got a separate neural coprocessor for AI operations, a feature that’s not common in mid-range processors. What’s really unique is what that neural core is used for; alongside normal AI use cases, it’s also used to help imaging and rendering along, which is probably how it managed to gain an ARCore certification.
The mid-range Samsung Exynos 7 Series processor was spotted on Geekbench inside the new device recently, a sighting that told us a lot about just what the device is capable of. It will be running the stripped-down Android One on a chipset that managed to pull a score of over 5,000 with its eight cores despite the fact that they’re only clocked up to 1.6GHz. The chipset is paired up with a massive 6GB of RAM. This paints a picture of a device that’s going to be on the high end of the budget market, though the final design and price, both yet to be seen, will also play a big part in the phone’s market placement.
Other features of the Moto One Vision that have been tipped off so far include a 3,500mAh battery and 18W fast charging, per the device’s FCC listing. The same listing also tells us that there exist two different variants of the unannounced device, though the differences between them haven’t been fleshed out just yet. It will also support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi networks, NFC, and an onboard FM Radio.
Bluetooth specs and other key features have yet to surface, but given the connectivity and feature set seen thus far, it’s not hard to imagine that this device will sport top-of-the-line or near top-of-the-line specs in places where it can afford to do so without inflating the price too much, like Bluetooth version, fingerprint scanner and so on. The camera specs, meanwhile, are still an utter mystery.
The Moto One Vision is shaping up to be a very interesting device, and when it debuts, it may well end up being one of the best Android One phones going. The device name checks out, given the ARCore capabilities, and we may well see some features that don’t usually make it into the lower end of the market, such as dual cameras for 3D and AR capabilities, or heavy AI capabilities thanks to the separate neural cluster on board the Exynos 9610.