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Motorola One Action launches with groundbreaking rotated wide-angle camera sensor

The Motorola One Action is now official. (Source: Motorola)
The Motorola One Action is now official. (Source: Motorola)
The Motorola One Action has finally been unveiled. Like most of its siblings, it has a 21:9 screen and mid-range specs. However, it sets itself apart with its "industry first" wide-angle rear camera, which allows for the capture of landscape video while the phone itself is in portrait mode.

After months of speculation, Motorola has finally released the One Action onto the market. The majority of this phone's properties will be familiar to those who follow the rest of this line: it has 4GB of RAM with 128GB in fixed storage, is powered by Samsung's Exynos 9609 SoC and has a 3,500mAh battery. The 'Action's 6.3-inch FHD+ display also has the 21:9 aspect ratio and punch-hole selfie camera that is standard-issue for 2019 Motorola Ones.

The One Action starts to distinguish itself when it comes to the rear cameras. They are a 12+5+16MP array that start to explain the phone's variant name. The last of these is a 117-degree wide-angle lens that has a rotated sensor. This means that it can record in landscape mode even if the phone is held in the opposite orientation, like an action-cam.

This, then, is Motorola's inspiration for its new device's name, and puts paid to earlier projections that it might be a tough-phone variant instead. The Motorola One Action also has the advantages of an increasingly rare 3.5mm jack, as well as being an Android One program member in some markets. However, these regions do not include North America, although it will be shipped with Pie out of the box in this area.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-08-17 (Update: 2019-08-17)