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Motorola's first phone with a pop-up camera, 64MP sensor is coming next week

Update: We've previously seen the leaks, and now it looks like the Motorola One Hyper has a launch date.

Published onNovember 28, 2019

Moto One Hyper Launch Event teaser

Update, November 28, 2019 (12:30AM ET): Motorola is apparently teasing a December 3 launch for a device with a pop-up camera and notch-free display. Going by the teaser and recent rumors, all signs point to the Motorola One Hyper. The launch event will be held in Brazil and there’s no information on a wider launch for the device just yet.

The upcoming Moto smartphone has been leaked numerous times and we even saw some apparent real-world images of it last month. You can read about all the leaked specs and images in the original article below.

Original article, September 5 2019 (1:40PM ET): It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen a relatively high-end smartphone from Lenovo subsidiary Motorola, but it looks like one could be in the works. Via XDA Developers, we now have some real-life images of what appears to be a Motorola smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera and a notch-less display.

The images have been heavily edited to remove any information that could lead to identifying who supplied the photos to XDA, so they look a bit wonky. However, it’s very easy to see the pop-up selfie camera, the distinctive Motorola circle widget on the home screen, and the notch-free, nearly-all-screen display.

Check the photos for yourself below:

Like we said, the pics are a little strange, but you can get the gist of what’s going on by looking at them.

Interestingly, reliable smartphone leaker Evan Blass tweeted out some images of a notch-less Motorola smartphone a few weeks ago. Those images don’t show a pop-up selfie camera, but it’s very possible these devices are one-and-the-same, just without showing the selfie camera.

Check out those pics below:


Motorola One Hyper real-world images

Leaks about the upcoming Motorola phone picked up steam in October. XDA-Developers disclosed that the new phone could be called the Motorola One Hyper. We also got what appear to be real-world pictures of the device via ProAndroid. Check them out below:

The apparent Motorola One Hyper according to ProAndroid.

ProAndroid says the new phone packs a Snapdragon 675 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 6.39-inch IPS screen (FHD+). But the phone is also apparently packing a 64MP main camera, which means Motorola will be joining Xiaomi, Realme, and Samsung in offering the high-resolution sensor. The device is also said to have an 8MP depth sensor on the rear and a 32MP camera located on the pop-up.

The leaked specs point to a mid-ranger from Moto, instead of a flagship we were hoping for. However, it’ll be interesting to see what Moto has to bring to the table in terms of smartphone photography.

What do you think about the Motorola One Hyper so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!