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Motorola’s New P30 Is the Latest Shameless iPhone X Clone

Motorola P30 Credit: Teknofolio
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Ever since Apple debuted its iPhone X flagship last year, many Android makers have apparently been pretty inspired by its design.

Most notably, a variety of Android OEMs seem very interested in borrowing the so-called “notch” sensor housing. While the iPhone X wasn’t the first to feature a wraparound display design, and the feature has been controversial among users, Android makers can’t seem to help themselves.

Case in point: recently leaked photos of Motorola’s newest flagship, the P30, seems to suggest that the company’s next handset will be a shameless copy of the iPhone X. The photos were obtained and published by AndroidPure.

The device sports a large display with slim bezels and a notch design at the top that’s basically the same size and shape as the iPhone X. The rear of the device also echoes Apple’s 2017 flagship with a familiar glass back aesthetic and vertical dual-camera setup.

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There are some minor differences between the two devices, of course. The Motorola P30 has a prominent chin at the bottom of the display, whereas the iPhone X doesn’t.

In lieu of Face ID, Motorola has apparently placed a fingerprint sensor on the rear back panel of the device. (Since the iPhone X’s notch houses the device’s advanced TrueDepth camera, it begs the question of whether the P30’s serves any purpose beyond aesthetics.)

Specification-wise, the latest rumors expect the Motorola P30 to sport an octa-core processor and 6GB of RAM, and will come in 64GB and 128GB storage configurations. It’ll pack a 6.2-inch display, a 16-megapixel rear with a 5-megapixel additional sensor.

The Motorola P30 is likely to debut in China on August 15, though it isn’t readily clear which other markets will receive the device.

While some of Apple’s most significant rivals — such as Samsung and Google — have resisted adopting the notch, a slew of Android makers hasn’t shied away from copying the feature.

Not that they aren’t wholly opposed to the idea. Samsung recently patented a Galaxy design with a notch, while Google has implemented notch-supporting features in its latest version of Android. Google has also borrowed gesture-based controls from Apple’s latest flagship for its own operating system.

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