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This Motorola just launched with a two-year-old Snapdragon chipset

Motorola One Fusion strips key features from its Plus sibling, but does keep that big battery.
July 3, 2020
  • Motorola One Fusion is a cheaper, stripped-down version of the Plus.
  • It’s available in Latin America and, later this month, the Middle East.

Last month the Motorola One Fusion Plus launched without much fanfare. On paper, it seems a pretty good deal for its €300 price tag. Now, Motorola’s introducing a lower-spec version of the phone without the Plus moniker.

The Motorola One Fusion features a 6.5-inch display, a dated Snapdragon 710 chipset with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. That’s a steep downgrade from the Snapdragon 730, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage offered on the Plus.

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A similar story takes shape at the rear. The Motorola One Fusion settles for a 48MP primary camera with an 8MP for wide-angle shots, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The One Fusion Plus in turn sports a 64MP main camera. The Motorola One Fusion also won’t share in the Plus’ pop-up camera love, settling for an 8MP camera housed in a notch instead.

Despite these downgrades, the 5,000mAh battery from the Plus is retained while a USB-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack also feature.

The Motorola One Fusion, like its Plus sibling, is unlikely to set your pulse racing, but these two devices do continue Motorola’s run of mid-range devices devoid of trappings. If 5G connectivity is essential to you, you may want to hold out for the Moto G 5G series or drop a bit more cash on the Motorola Edge range.

Those in Latin America can get their hands on the Motorola One Fusion now. The phone will be offered in Saudi Arabia and the UAE later this month. Two colorways will be offered, namely Ocean Blue and Emerald Green.