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Motorola silently intros the Moto 1S in China

Motorola Moto 1S Android handset (Source: Lenovo China)
Motorola Moto 1S Android handset (Source: Lenovo China)
The new Motorola Moto 1S is about the same device as the Moto G6 but comes with Lenovo ZUI 3.5 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo and ZUI branding on the back. This handset also sports a 5.7-inch full HD+ 2:1 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, a 12 MP + 5 MP main camera, and so on.

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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-05-18 (Update: 2018-05-18)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.