The new Motorola One Action is official as of today, though it's leaked a few times in the last couple months. And even though we've seen specs and other details before, the phone still managed to hold onto one secret: that ultra-wide-angle "Action Cam" has been rotated to let you capture landscape videos/photos while the phone is held in portrait. Prices start at €259 with availability in some markets (read: not the US) beginning today.

Specs

Chipset Samsung Exynos 9609
Display 6.3" 21:9 "CinemaVision" Full HD+
Rear cameras f/2.2 16MP 117º ultra-wide-angle w/2.0µm "Quad Pixel" binning, f/1.8 12MP 78.3º primary w/1.25µm pixels, 5MP depth camera.
Front camera 78.4º f/2.0 12 MP
Battery 3500mAh
Software Android 9 Pie (Android One)
Price Starting at €259
Colors Denim Blue, White
Headphone jack Yes

Most of the specs fit in line with what was previously expected of the phone. Powering things behind the scenes is an Exynos 9609, an eight-core mid-range Samsung chipset based on the Exynos 9610. Details like RAM and storage configurations weren't disclosed in the announcement. Previous leaks indicated we'd see options ranging from 3GB of RAM/64GB of expandable storage up to at least 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but that last option is all that's available for purchase at Motorola's Brazillian storefront.

In addition to that extremely wide-angle camera which is stabilized for better video recording and mounted to capture landscape content while held in portrait, the phone also has two other rear-facing cameras. One is a standard-angle 12MP shooter, and the other 5MP assembly is just there for portrait/depth effects. The built-in 3,500mAh battery seems adequate for the device size and specs.

Moving from internals slowly to "externals," the Motorola One Action has a long 21:9 aspect ratio 1080x2520 display with a hole-punch style cutout for the 12MP front-facing camera. It charges over USB Type-C, and features a headphone jack. In Brazil, it's a dual-SIM device, with the second slot serving double duty for microSD expandability.

The Motorola One Action will come in at least two colors to start: Denim Blue and Polar White (according to translations on the Brazillian product listings).

The phone is formally available starting today in Brazil, Mexico, and "various European countries" starting at €259, further rolling out to other countries in Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific in the coming months. The phone will be coming to the US and Canada as an unlocked device in early October, but pricing for those markets hasn't been disclosed.

Press Release

Friday, August 16, 2019

motorola one action: the industry’s first ultra-wide action cam

Life doesn’t stand still, and neither should you. Luckily, we’re giving you a way to capture more of what matters. Meet motorola one action, the newest device in the motorola one family that lets you capture your world on the go and see it on the big screen.

With motorola one action’s industry-first ultra wide action camera1, you can shoot video in landscape format while still holding your phone vertically.2 Your videos will be accompanied by beautiful pictures thanks to motorola one action’s triple camera system. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) you can watch your story unfold on the breathtaking 21:9 CinemaVision display, all in an elegant design that is extremely easy to hold and use with one hand.

three cameras. endless action.
The camera meant for people on the go is finally here. motorola one action’s triple camera setup features an industry-first 117º ultra-wide action video camera1  so you can record thrilling videos that fit four times more in the frame.2

Through a unique combination of hardware and software innovation we’ve made it possible to finally film amazing ultra-wide video while holding the phone more naturally in a vertical position. And when you play it back horizontally, you can relive all your action packed memories in full screen. Enhanced Video Stabilization keeps things smooth, so shaky clips are now a thing of the past. Last but definitely not least, 2.0µm Quad Pixel technology delivers four times more light sensitivity for sharper, brighter videos in any situation.

The main 12 MP camera features phase detection autofocus (PDAF) to bring your subject into focus in the blink of an eye. While 1.25µm pixels and a f/1.8 aperture help capture more light for brighter photos. Plus, the 5 MP depth camera makes it simple to add a natural blur effect to your photo and go back and adjust intensity or the area of focus post capture for the perfect portrait shot. And included moto AI features like shot optimization, smart composition and auto smile capture4 make it easier than ever to shoot like a pro.

cinematic view in your pocket
Shoot your video then sit back and watch the action unfold. With a 6.3” CinemaVision (21:9) Full HD+ display, you can bring your shots to life on an ultra-wide cinematic display that stretches from edge to edge. Not to mention you can watch your favorite movies in their original ultrawide format on the gorgeous, cinematic screen they deserve. Plus, the 21:9 aspect ratio on motorola one action allows you to scroll less and see more while still allowing for comfortable one-handed use.

smart from the start
motorola one action comes equipped with advanced camera features powered by the deep learning capabilities of the octa-core processor. And forget about running out of space for your pictures – with 128 GB of storage on the phone, and the ability to add 512 GB with a microSD card, there’s plenty of room to keep all life’s moments.6 motorola one action also uses Universal Flash Storage (UFS), so you’ll enjoy ultra responsive performance. UFS gives you ultra fast performance and seamless multitasking capability in one powerful device.

power through your day
The 3500 mAh battery gives you a day of power on a single charge.3 You can watch 11 hours of movies as you fly across the continent — and back again — listen to your favorite playlists for 47 hours, or just take comfort knowing you have six-and-a-half days of standby time waiting for you.3

helpful innovations from Google
Whether you’re using the Google Assistant to get things done or finding your balance with Digital Wellbeing, helpful innovations from Google make it possible. Do it all while knowing your phone is running as securely and smoothly as ever thanks to Android One.5

Plus, motorola one action has the Moto Experiences you love, including Moto Actions to make everyday interactions easier by twisting your wrist to open the camera, chopping down twice to turn on the flashlight or navigating using the newly redesigned One Button Nav. Moto Display, lets you quickly preview notifications and updates to see what’s going on without unlocking your phone.

pricing and availability
motorola one action will be available starting August 16, 2019 in Brazil, Mexico and various European countries beginning at €259. It will roll out in the coming month in countries in Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. motorola one action is coming to the U.S. universally unlocked and Canada in early October.

Check with your local PR rep for exact timing, availability, and pricing by market. Images can be found here (you agree to our license terms when downloading images or video).

 

legal disclaimers
Certain features, functionality and product specifications may be network dependent and subject to additional terms, conditions, and charges. All are subject to change without notice. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. Android and Android One area trademarks of Google LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2019 Motorola Mobility LLC. All rights reserved.

1 Dedicated 2.0μm quad pixel video camera fixed to capture 117° in a vertical position with horizontal playback.

2 Compared to the measured area of the main 78° (FOV) camera in the same aspect ratio.

3 Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses. All battery life claims are approximate and based on the median user tested across a mixed use profile (which includes both usage and standby time) under optimal network conditions. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network and device settings, temperature, battery condition, and usage patterns.

4 Auto smile capture can recognize up to 5 faces/people in the same frame.

5 Android One platform in Latin America and Europe, excluding Russia. The phone initially launched in Latin America and Europe on Android 9 Pie, and will receive OS upgrades to Android Q and Android R; security updates will be provided for three years from the initial global launch date of August 2019.

6 Available user storage is less due to preloaded software, and is subject to change without notice due to software updates. Supports up to 512GB microSD card, microSD cards sold separately. Content with DRM restrictions may not be able to be moved to the card.