Smartphone manufacturers are increasingly adopting display designs that include slim bezels, tall displays and a notch at the top. The notched design has seen divided reactions from consumers, with some disliking it and some loving it.
Motorola is one of the few phone makers that are yet to adopt the notched display design. Select variants of the latest generation Moto G and Moto E series phones offer tall 18:9 displays but exclude a notch in the display. The Moto Z3 Play too, rumored to be announced next week, is expected to sport an 18:9 aspect ratio screen.
However, a leak from AndroidHeadlines suggests that that may change soon, with the company set to introduce the One Power smartphone with very slim bezels and a notch up top. Though not much in the way of specifications are known, the One Power, as seen in the render, sports the trendy notch at the top of the display, along with thin bezels around the screen.
Along the front of the device, there appears to just be the Motorola branding at the bottom, with the top sporting a large notch, housing the front-facing camera, speaker and what appears to be a front-facing flash. At the back of the device, however, is where we notice a radical change in design. Gone is the circular element that earlier held the dual camera setup and the rear facing flash. The phone seems to borrow heavily from the iPhone X style setup, with dual cameras stacked vertically to the side, separated by the flash in the middle.
Also visible is the Motorola "M" moniker in the centre that may or may not double as a fingerprint sensor. The Z3 play, for example, is rumored to come with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and hence, it is unclear of where the fingerprint will be located in such a device.
Additionally, sources close to the matter claim that as the name suggests, the Motorola One Power will run Android One and is slated for a U.S. release. If true, it will be the second Motorola Android One powered phone to be sold in the country, the first being the Android One Moto X4.
The company reportedly canceled the Moto X5, which was rumored to sport a display notch according to the 2018 product roadmap that leaked in January. Interestingly, the ‘One Power’ fits the description of what the X5 might have been, raising questions of whether the device leaked today is indeed an iteration of the X5.
As with all rumors and leaks, take this information with a pinch of salt.