The upcoming Motorola mid-range smartphone, dubbed the One Fusion, has now reportedly appeared at the FCC ahead of launch. Expected to land sometime before the end of June, the appearance seems to indicate a sooner than later launch. But it also gives away at least a few details that weren’t previously known.
To begin with, the listing shows the handset — denoted as model number XT2073-2 — ships with a 4,000mAh capacity battery. Battery tests also indicate that up to 10W charging will be used to fuel that up. It also indicates this Bluetooth-enabled handset will pack 4G coverage and support for GSM, WCDMA, and LTE networking.
That all indicates that this smartphone won’t be the most powerful or bleeding-edge device. But an FM radio receiver appears in the details as well. So there should, at the very least, be a 3.5mm audio jack in the frame. NFC doesn’t appear to have made the cut.
What other Motorola One Fusion details have leaked?
Now, this FCC appearance isn’t the first time the Motorola One Fusion has made the rounds. Previous leaks and reports have given away quite a few details about this smartphone.
One of the few details still remaining to be seen is the actual size of the phone. That will likely vary anyway since the Motorola One Fusion is expected to land alongside a “Plus” edition of the device. That handset will undoubtedly be larger but could also pack slightly better specifications.
Setting that aside, the current rumors surrounding this smartphone point to Android 10 underpinning everything out-of-the-box. Under the hood, that will be driven by a capable, Qualcomm-built octa-core Snapdragon 675 SoC. Just behind that, the option of 4GB or 6GB RAM is expected. That will be paired with 64GB or 128GB storage, respectively.
Dual-SIM support has been reported as well.
On the exterior, the Motorola One Fusion and Fusion Plus are expected to appear in two color configurations. Namely, those are Light Brown and Light Blue. Packed into that frame, the company is purportedly going to incorporate a 12-megapixel camera at the back. The front cameras have not been leaked.
It’s not immediately clear how these handsets will set themselves apart from previously released Motorola handsets. Typically, the One-series has centered its differences on key camera features or other small differences. The Motorola One Zoom, for instance, offered 3x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom. The Motorola One Macro took things in the other direction, offering shots at as close as 2cm.
The “Fusion” branding, however, doesn’t provide many clues as to what that will be here. Multiple lenses are expected but it’s not clear where the company might take those.
When does this arrive?
As of this writing, the only expectation regarding the arrival of the Motorola One Fusion or One Fusion Plus is a date range. As noted above, that’s been pinned to sometime before the end of Q2 2020. That places the timeframe for before the end of June.
Motorola’s FCC certification makes perfect sense if that’s to be the case. The certification generally occurs just ahead of launch. And the company has plenty of time to finalize things if it wants its phones’ launches to meet that purported date.