Motorola has silently launched the Moto P30 Note in China, just days after unveiling its two new phones – One and One Power at IFA 2018. Interestingly, the P30 Note is essentially a rebranding of the One Power, a reflection of Google’s complicated relationship with China, which practically rules out repeating Android One devices in the country.
Among the shared specs, the Motorola P30 Note has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, 4GB or 6GB RAM, while the storage capacity is 64GB. There is a microSD slot available, increasing capacity to 128GB. The screen has a 6.2-inch LCD panel and an aspect ratio of 18.7:9, and yes, there is a notch. The resolution is 2246 x 1080 pixels.
There are 16 + 5 MP dual cameras on the back, with the primary sensor coming with an f/1.8 aperture, while the secondary has an f/2.2 aperture. The configuration is coupled by a dual-tone LED flash. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the metal back panel, marked with the Moto logo. The selfie shooter is 12 MP with fixed focus, f/2.0 lens, and 1.25μm pixel size. It supports some AI Beauty features.
The dimensions of the phone are 156 x 76 x 8.4 mm, and it weighs 198 grams. The weight comes from the big 5,000 mAh battery. In place of stock Android, the P30 Note comes with ZUI 4.0, borrowed from Lenovo’s ZUK smartphone range and similar to the one we found on Lenovo Z5 which was launched earlier this year.
The Moto P30 Note is priced at CNY 1,999 ($292/€250) for the 4/64 GB version, while the 6/64 GB variant is CNY 2,299 ($335, €290). There is only one color option though – Midnight Black.
Moto P30 Note Specifications
- 6.2-inch FHD+ LCD screen
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC
- 4/6 GB RAM
- 64GB Internal Storage + microSD slot
- 16MP f/1.8 + 5MP f/2.2 Rear camera
- 12MP f/2.0 Selfie camera
- ZUI 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
- 5,000mAh Battery
- 156 x 76 x 8.4 mm, 198g