Motorola P30 looks like an iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro mashup

Posted August 18, 2018

Motorola has launched their latest mid-range smartphone, the Motorola Moto P30, today, in China.

Commenting on the similarity between the Motorola P30 and the iPhone X, technology blogger Marques Brownlee called it the "most shameless rip yet". It is worth noting that Motorola went out of its way to make this smartphone look eerily similar to the iPhone X. While using nearly the same colour finish found on the Huawei P20.

No, it's not an iPhone X.

Motorola presents tomorrow its new generation of devices, which will reach the market in a trident consisting of the P30, the P30 Note and the P30 Lite. CNET says the phone is an "iPhone X with a glamorous splash of color". Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, the phone has a 19:9 display. It will cost $303 (64GB storage) to $360 (128GB storage) when released on September 15.

Speaking of the smartphone's selfie camera, it has a 12-megapixel front facing camera with LED flash. From Vivo, Oppo to OnePlus, all major Android players have copied Apple iPhone X design. Even the default wallpapers on the two devices are very similar.

"Maybe not as fast". There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

On Thursday, Lenovo posted an operating profit for the first quarter - after making a loss the previous year. Lenovo Z5 has a 16MP + 8MP AI dual-camera setup at the rear with an AI Portrait and AI Night Mode features.

IPS LCD, 6.2 inches, FullHD+. There is also a notch above the display. "With the new design from Asus the size of the notch has been further narrowed as compared to erstwhile implementation by others", Dinesh Sharma, Director Mobile Product Center for Asus India explained. Devices like the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Vivo V9 had similarly notched screens, but at least there where minor differences: perhaps the notch was a little smaller or the phone was a little thinner. However, it is believed that this smartphone can be introduced in the global IFA 2018.

"One starts to wonder whether Jony Ive's design group at Apple has become the de facto owner for the reference design for all high-end smartphones".