Last month, Motorola announces two new Android One devices for international markets — the Moto One & One Power, both of which look remarkably like the iPhone X, and both have 3 years of promised security updates. It seemed highly unlikely that either phone would ever be officially sold in the US, but Motorola has announced that the regular Moto One will be available from Best Buy on November 9.
The black version is an online exclusive, Whereas the white one would be sold in brick-and-mortar outlets.
The Android One program was created originally to release entry-level devices in developing markets. Eventually, it converted into Google’s mobile initiative for a series of smartphones running Motorola’s stock mobile OS – They receive the latest Android updates more quickly than others.
The model coming to the United States is equipped with Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM, a 5.9-inch 720 x 1520 LCD screen, a 3000 mAh battery, and 64GB of expandable storage. Unfortunately, it is still shipped with Android 8.0 Oreo, but updates to Pie and Android Q are in plans. To make matters worse than they already were, the Moto One apparently can only work on GSM networks, even though most of the Motorola’s other devices are compatible with both GSM and CDMA carriers – even the sub-$100 Moto E5.
The Moto One is going to cost $399 in the United States, which doesn’t seem like a very reasonable price. You could get a Nokia 7.1 for $50 less, which has a higher-resolution screen and a better processor. If you really need to buy one, the Moto One is going to be sold exclusively from Best Buy starting on November 9, and selected retail locations should have them on November 11.