There seem to be two “limited edition” colors en vogue these days. First is red, as seen by the recently announced OnePlus 6 not-Lava Red. And given how smartphones these days mostly come in anything but white, White is also becoming more of a special edition. That may be the case for the still unannounced Moto One, which brings Motorola’s Android One lineup to three models.
This afternoon Motorola released an invite to an event at which they'll have at least one new smartphone. This event is set to bring what the company suggests is a way to "Say 'hello' to a whole new way to connect, stream, download, video chat, and more." The event takes place at Motorola HQ in Chicago, and Motorola suggests they're in the process of "transforming smartphones forever." So that'll be a neat change of pace.
Amazon's Prime Exclusive selection of phones is becoming one of the best places to find a deal on discounted Android handsets. The online shopping giant offers a range of subsidized phones to Prime subscribers, often pre-loaded with Amazon's apps and services. The company has announced that two new devices will be joining the lineup, the Moto G6 Play and Moto Z3 Play, each with Alexa installed as the digital assistant.
Here's some exciting news for Motorola fans: the Moto Z3 Play, which was revealed at the beginning of the month, has gone up for pre-order. As you'd expect, the phone is available to order directly through Motorola, but you might also want to have a look as Amazon. The massive online retailer has revealed that the Moto Z3 Play, along with the less expensive Moto G6 Play, will be offered as Prime Exclusive phones.
Not that Lenovo needs any help being saved, but their acquired smartphone business in Motorola hasn't exactly ruled the world in the past few years. For that, the Moto One Power might just be a saving grace for an extremely harsh period in time for mobile phones in general. The Motorola One Power represents the best of Android right this minute, coming with 2x cameras at its back, a full-front display, and Android One inside.
The phones that have come out of Lenovo, either under its own brand or under Motorola, have so far been disappointing. The Lenovo Z5 was falsely hyped and the Moto Z3 Play is far from being the flagship fans deserve. There are rumors of a Motorola One Power coming soon to replace the old Moto X line. Based on these leaks, it seems that the latter aspect might be true, with the Motorola One Power looking more like a Moto X4.5.
This morning we've come to understand Motorola and Lenovo's true dedication to their modular smartphone accessory system. It was a good sign seeing the Moto Z2, the second generation for the MotoMod system. Here in 2018, seeing the Moto Z3 Play is confirmation enough to buy in to the system - several more accessories deep.
It seems that Lenovo and Motorola have a bittersweet present for its fans. On the one hand, it has yet another Android One phone to follow in the Moto X4's footsteps. On the other hand, they will have to live with being taunted for using an iPhone X knockoff. Such is the reality that face interested owners of what is being called the Motorola One Power, which is being confirmed by a new leaked photo showing the device in all its glory.
It would seem that Motorola's had a revelation of sorts. A phone called Motorola One POWER leaked this afternoon and it looks like a gosh-darned winner. Instead of keeping going with the variety of Moto X and G and E and whatnot from the past few years, this device takes things forward, with a new design and an old approach with branding.
Motorola has been uncharacteristically quiet this year. It announced the latest G and E series just last month and has nothing yet to show for its premium Z line. At least not officially. There has been a lot of leaks swirling around the more affordable Moto Z3 Play option and if the presence of these almost official renders is any indication, its time on the stage is near. The question is, of course, whether it's not yet too late for it to make a difference.
Everyone is getting into foldable phones these days, from Samsung to Microsoft to even Apple. So no surprise that Motorola apparently wants in, too, and has actually been scheming for years. A recently awarded patent reveals its idea for a smartphone that folds out into a tablet, pretty much like other foldable phone patents out there. What makes this one a bit more interesting, however, is not the phone itself but the addition of a case cover that actually adds some value to the device.