Motorola has launched an interesting new smartphone designed to take images and videos with a twist, literally. The new Motorola One Action features a rear 117º ultra-wide action video camera, alongside a pair of more traditional rear cameras. Motorola claims this represents "the industry's first ultra-wide action cam," in a smartphone.
Putting it another way, the Motorola One Action can shoot video in landscape format while still holding your phone vertically. It adds that filming this way fits "four times more in the frame," compared to filming in vertical mode and playing back on a horizontally oriented screen.
Keeping on the topic of the cameras, Motorola has packed the following cameras into this new smartphone:
- Rear: 16MP f/2.2 Quad Pixel technology, 2.0um, Ultra-wide FOV 117º with EIS which supports 1080p/60fps video
12MP f/1.8 primary camera, 1.25um, with 4K/30fps video support and phase-detection autofocus
5MP depth-sensing camera
- Front: 12MP f/2.0 1.25um pixels selfie camera, enables Face-Unlock
Motorola adds that the cameras use AI for shot optimization, smart composition, auto smile capture, and more.
Other key specs of the Motorola One Action are as follows:
- Screen: 6.3-inch 21:9 FHD+ IPS screen
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 9609 processor with 2.2 GHz Octa-core CPU and Mali G72 MP3 GPU
- RAM/Storage: 4GB / 128GB plus microSD card support to 512GB
- Audio: single Dolby Audio speaker, 2 microphones, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio
- Connectivity: up to 4G LTE via Nano-SIM, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, BT 5, USB-C, Supports GPS, AGPS, GLONASS
- Sensors: Fingerprint reader, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope
- Battery: 3500mAh with 10W rapid charger
- Security: Face unlock, Fingerprint reader
- Dimensions: 160.1mm x 71.2mm x 9.15mm, 196g, IPX2 water resistance
- Colours, Blue, White, Teal
- OS: Android 9 Pie - Android One program, plus Moto Experiences
Motorola says that the new One Action is now available in various European countries, priced from €259. Residents of Brazil and Mexico can pick it up today too. Other countries in Latin America, Europe and North America should see the Motorola One Action in early October.