We've reached a point where Android manufacturers aren't trying to hide the fact that their designs are blatant iPhone X copies. The Moto P30 broke cover earlier this week with a design that looked more like an iPhone X than any of Motorola's previous devices, and the company has formally launched the phone in China.
As the leaks indicated, the Moto P30 follows in the footsteps of the ASUS ZenFone 5Z and the Xiaomi Mi 8 in offering a design that's essentially an iPhone X knockoff running Android. Whereas ASUS and Xiaomi were content with just ripping off Apple, Motorola went one step further and applied a gradient effect of the back of the P30 that's eerily similar to what we've seen on the Huawei P20 series.
The Moto P30 features a 6.2-inch FHD+ 19:9 display with Gorilla Glass on the front and back, Snapdragon 636, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, MicroSD card slot, 16MP + 5MP rear cameras, 12MP front shooter, 3.5mm jack, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 3000mAh battery with Motorola's TurboPower fast charging.
On the software side of things, the Moto P30 is running Android 8.1 Oreo, and the company's standard UI is being switched out for ZUI 4.0. We've seen Motorola go down a similar route in China in the past, but the phone should come with Motorola's default interface in global markets.
There's no mention if the Moto P30 will make its way outside of China, but the phone is set to go on sale in the country later this month for ¥2,099 ($305). That's for the model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage; the variant with 128GB of storage will be available for ¥2,499 ($360).
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.