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Motorola One Power with 5,000mAh battery hitting India next week

The Android One handset will launch with Android Oreo, though Motorola promises a fast upgrade to Android Pie.

Published onSeptember 18, 2018

  • Motorola will release the Motorola One Power in India on September 24.
  • The Android One handset, which features a 5,000mAh battery, will launch with Android Oreo, though Motorola promises a fast upgrade to Android Pie.
  • Motorola hasn’t yet confirmed the One Power price.

Motorola will release its 5,000mAh battery-toting Android One handset, the Motorola One Power, in India next week. In a tweet (via GSMArena), Motorola India revealed the India-exclusive handset would go on sale on Monday, September 24.

We saw the Motorola One Power at IFA earlier this month for some hands-on impressions (see the previous link). We liked its premium feel, but were unable to learn much about the One Power’s standout feature, the 5,000mAh battery.

Yes, it’s coming! A co-creation of Motorola + Google, the #motorolaonepower unveils on 24th September! #Areyouready?
— Motorola India (@motorolaindia) September 17, 2018

This is among the larger Android battery sizes, competing with the likes of the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (5,500mAh), the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 (5,000mAh), and the company’s own budget Moto E5 Plus (5,000mAh). Motorola promises two days of standby time on a single charge for the One Power.

The new Motorola handset comes with a Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage with microSD support (other configuration options will be available at launch, apparently). You’ll also find a 6.2-inch Full HD (1080 x 2246) display — complete with a not-so-subtle notch — 16MP+5MP dual rear cameras and a 12MP front-facing camera.

Motorola rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for Moto G5 and G5 Plus

Though the Motorola One Power launches with Android Oreo, Motorola has promised to swiftly update the handset to Android Pie. Given that this is an Android One phone without a heavily customized UI, the update shouldn’t take long to roll out.

We don’t yet know where the handset will go on sale, but the official Motorola India website is almost guaranteed to host the device. Meanwhile, the One Power price also remains a mystery. Motorola announced the handset alongside the slightly less powerful Motorola One in August; that device carries a 299 euro price tag, so you should expect to pay more for the One Power.

Are you thinking about picking this one up? Is there a better competitor already available? Give me your thoughts in the comments.

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