Motorola silently intros the Moto 1S in China
Last month, when the Moto G6 became available in many markets worldwide, China was not included in the list. Now, this handset comes to China as the Moto 1S, but it has different color options and provides an entirely different user experience, software-wise.
Unlike the Moto G6, which runs stock Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, the Moto 1S comes with Lenovo ZUI 3.5 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo, which means it will not be updated as frequently as its sibling that is already available in Europe, Brazil, and the US. The two color options available seem to be the Deep Indigo and Blush also found in the list of choices for the Moto G6, which also comes in Silver and Black.
In addition to the above, the list of specs and features includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, a 12 MP + 5 MP main camera and a 16 MP selfie shooter, a 3,000 mAh battery and the usual connectivity features encountered (except NFC, only present in the European Moto G6) in this price range (this handset retails for the equivalent of about US$235. The screen remains the same 5.7-inch display with 2,160 x 1,080 pixels as the one of the Moto G6.
We are not expecting for the Moto 1S to reach other markets, but the ZUI branding might be applied to other Moto handsets, together with Lenovo's custom Android interface. However, there is no official confirmation of this fact yet, but we will keep you posted.