IPhone X-like Motorola P30 gets official in China, and it's cheap

Joanna Estrada
August 16, 2018

Ditching its otherwise chunky design (for better or for worse), the Motorola P30 is sleek, but if it wasn't for the fact that Motorola's logo was pasted on the front and back, you'd definitely confuse it for something else, because the Motorola nearly looks exactly like an iPhone X with the Huawei P20 Pro's paint job. Motorola and a handful of brands have stayed away from this "despicable" trend but unfortunately, they have succumbed to peer pressure with their latest P30 smartphone.

Since the iPhone X was introduced a year ago, many manufacturers have released at least a smartphone model that carries a notched display and a familiar vertically mounted dual-camera bump. The smartphone comes with 6GB of RAM, and option for either 64GB or 128GB storage.

Bonus: a Motorola P30 color version that looks a lot like the Twilight P20 Pro from Huawei. We've seen Motorola go down a similar route in China in the past, but the phone should come with Motorola's default interface in global markets. There are also rumors that the company might soon launch Motorola P30 Note and P30 Play. The P30 features a 6.2-inch display with a resolution of 2246×1080, with a notch on the top and a chin on the bottom that's just big enough to fit the full Motorola logo. The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with the custom ZUI 4.0 skin on top. The device will be available in Black, White, Blue + Purple gradient colors. It sports a metal frame with 2.5D Gorilla Glass on the front and rear. Under the hood is the 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform coupled with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 509 GPU.

The device comes in 64GB and 128GB storage options and there is also a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of up to 256GB. There's a 16 + 5MP dual-camera setup, along with a 12MP module for the front-facing selfie camera. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port.

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