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Motorola P40 leaks with punch-hole camera, 48MP primary snapper

The new smartphone is also said to pack a 48MP primary camera, much like the HONOR View 20.
December 27, 2018

The Motorola P30 was one of the more blatant iPhone clones of 2018, but it looks like the successor is going in the same direction as Samsung and Huawei‘s new phones.

OnLeaks and 91mobiles have teamed up to publish what they say are renders and a video for a P30 successor dubbed the Motorola P40. And the most noticeable design decision is the move to adopt a display hole camera on the front. Unfortunately, further selfie camera details aren’t known.

Moving to the back of the device, we have a similar vertically stacked dual camera setup as the older phone. Apparently, we’re looking at a 48MP primary camera (much like the HONOR View 20), but we don’t know anything else about the secondary snapper.

The 48MP camera sensor isn’t merely just for detailed daytime snaps, as this new sensor is also technically capable of pixel-binning to deliver better low-light shots. It’s unclear whether Motorola will indeed be using this particular feature, but it seems like a no-brainer.

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Other noteworthy features include a 6.2-inch display, rear fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headphone port, and the Android One branding. The latter means we could be in for a smartphone that delivers timely Android updates and prompt security patches. We also have a rather shiny back, with 91mobiles suggesting it could be made out of glass.

The Motorola P30 was seemingly limited to China, while the Motorola One and One Power (which were essentially variants of the P30 design) were available in more countries. Hopefully, this new device sees a wide launch too if it is indeed in the works.

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