Motorola has officially unveiled the new P30 in China. The phone, as expected, bears a resemblance to an iPhone X as well as the P20 Pro from Huawei. But that’s only similarities it has with these two phones, the rest are intact to what you get in a mid-range phone these days.
The phone’s powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset with a clock speed of 1.8GHz and Adreno 509 GPU. The CPU is paired with 6GB of RAM with either 64 or 128GB of internal storage which is expandable. The front highlights a big notch, and below is the 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with a taller 19:9 aspect ratio.
The rear, though, is quite similar to that of iPhone X — mainly the camera placement. However, the sensors present are different from that of Apple. It has a pair of 16MP + 5MP dual-camera engineered by OmniVision. The first one has a f/1.8 lens and the second has a f/2.2 lens for creating a bokeh effect or background blur. Squeezed between the two sensors is a dual-LED flash, while the front’s near alike with a 12MP selfie camera with f/2.0 lens and 1.25 um pixel size.
More about the back: despite the iPhone X vibe, Motorola has sneaked the fingerprint scanner beneath its logo. On the other hand, the Motorola P30 has two speakers at the bottom, a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. Powering it is the 3,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging capability.
The whole phone boots on Android 8.0 Oreo but this time with the ZUI 4.0 on top. The ZUI is not a newcomer as it can be seen in the Lenovo Z5. That’s something new from Motorola, given that it has always arrived with stock Android in its ‘Z’ and ‘G’ series phones.
For pricing, it has two storage options and two different price tags but three different color options. The color options include Aurora Blue — that’s evocative to the P20 Pro from Huawei, Bright Black, and Ice White. The 64GB one is priced at CNY1,999 ($289) and the 128GB comes for CNY2,099 ($303).