Motorola's Moto One Vision is drawing closer to release as the OEM secured Bluetooth certificates for the device earlier today, for both the single and dual-SIM variants. The device is identified by the model number XT1970 which is essentially the same as the model number spotted at the FCC last month, so without a shadow of a doubt, Motorola is pushing the device towards its first day of market availability.
The Moto One Vision and Moto P40 are said to be the same device, with the main difference being that the former is meant for the International market whereas the latter is going to launch in China. This follows the same naming scheme as last year where the Moto One was the international model and the variant meant for the Far Eastern country was known as the Moto P30.
The specs so far
The Moto One Vision passed through Bluetooth SIG running Google's most recent Android OS version available to the general public, namely Android 9 Pie, and as the moniker suggests the device should hit the global market as an Android One device, meaning that it will keep the software close to Google's own vision and this should guarantee more timely firmware updates.
However, the Moto P40 will likely launch in China running a proprietary UI, assuming that it will follow in its predecessor's footsteps. Bluetooth SIG mentioned only Android 9 Pie but that's only natural given that the certified variant is the one destined for the global release.
The documents confirm that the Moto One Vision will benefit from Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity but that's about as much hardware and software information as the regulatory agency revealed. For other potential specifications we have to look back to other previous rumors and leaks, the most notable of which indicate that the Moto One Vision / Moto P40 will make use of an Exynos 9610 chipset supplied by Samsung.
The processor should be coupled with 6GB of RAM, according to preliminary benchmarks, and all of the internal components seem to rely on a 3,500mAh battery, judging by previous FCC filings.
Switching to Samsung's solution, an exception or a rule?
The Moto One Vision will apparently mark the series' first switch from a Qualcomm-made chipset to an Exynos silicon from Samsung, but it remains to be seen if this will be an exception or a more widespread decision.
The Moto P40 is expected to be accompanied on the market by one or two additional models, including the Moto P40 Play and Moto P40 Power/Note. Preliminary leaks and reports suggest that these devices will have slightly different exteriors and dissimilar camera configurations, but as of this writing, it's unclear whether the P40 Play and Power/Note will also make the switch to a Samsung-made SoC.
Last year the entire Moto P30 lineup was powered by Qualcomm's mid-range chipsets, so it remains to be seen whether Motorola changed gears for the entire Moto P40 series this year, or if the OEM will acquire mobile chipsets from both suppliers depending on the model. Motorola has yet to confirm these upcoming devices but given the rate at which they began showing up online, they are likely to be unveiled and released in the first half of the year.