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Motorola P40 leaked with in-display front camera
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Motorola P40 leaked with in-display front camera

Rishabh Pachory

Rishabh Pachory

In the past couple of weeks, we have been hearing a lot about a few of Motorola’s upcoming phones. Their Moto G series was recently leaked in design and a few specifications and now, a smartphone by the name of Motorola P40 has been leaked on the web.

This phone, as can be seen from the leaks is ditching the usual notch and the waterdrop notch that we have seen on their G series smartphone and on phones from OnePlus, Vivo, OPPO and Essential. Instead, they have opted for a more futuristic approach- to have a punch hole in the display for the front-facing camera at the top left of the display.

Bear in mind that this is not the first time a manufacturer has taken this approach. We have seen similar designs and techniques from other companies such as Samsung and Huawei. The trend is not as mainstream as a regular notch, but it is catching on.

Other details that the leaks confirm in the hardware department is that the phone will come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a dual camera setup along the back. Additionally, the phone will also have a glass at the back and it is unclear at this time if Motorola will include the option of wireless charging.

The glass panel for the display is 6.2-inches and has equal bezels on all sides. There is no information yet about the camera that is embedded in the display. What we do know is that the primary sensor of the rear cameras has a 48-megapixel sensor. Also, if one looks closely at the leaked image, the back is seen to sport an ‘Android One’ logo which is a Google programme that focuses on bringing a vanilla Android experience and quick software updates to users.

Something else that we have learned from the leaks is that the bottom has a USB type C charging port and a speaker grille. The phone also has a 3.5mm audio jack at the top of the phone, which is a rare thing these days.

The successor to this phone, the Motorola P30 was launched only in a few markets. This year, the Lenovo owned company has not announced any such plans and we are hopeful for this phone to launch in India in 2019.