The Motorola One 5G is official with Snapdragon 765, a 90Hz FHD+ display, and a feeling of deja-vu

Motorola One 5G

The Motorola One 5G has been officially announced in the US with both AT&T and Verizon set to stock the handset that so far is said to come in at under $500. If you are thinking that the Motorola One 5G is a tad familiar, well, you would be entirely correct because it’s identical to the awkwardly named Moto g 5G Plus that launched in Europe a few weeks ago.

Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, along with support for MicroSD cards, the Motorola One also boasts a big 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast-charging. There’s a 3.5mm audio jack present, and the phone even has NFC, which is unusual when it comes to Motorola’s range of affordable handsets recently. The cherry-on-top is the sub-$500 price tag (£299 in the UK) which will appeal to wallets everywhere.

As you might expect, 5G is supported, with AT&T’s variant connecting to its sub-6 5G networks, while the Verizon model will support mmWave 5G.

The one snag is that, as is seemingly typical of Motorola nowadays, the level of software support is likely to prove a disappointment. The Motorola One 5G is only guaranteed a single platform update, which means that it will be updated to Android 11 and that will be that. Which is pretty poor because Android 11 is set to be officially released on September 8th, just a few days from now.

AT&T says that the Motorola One 5g is ‘coming soon’ while Verizon says it will be available from early-October onwards. The Motorola One 5G offers so much for the as-yet-unspecified sub-$500 price tag, if Motorola could commit to providing two OS upgrades it would be so much easier to recommend.

Source: Motorola

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