That's because Motorola has used a motorized selfie camera, itself packing a whopping 32-megapixels.
All things considered, I think the Hyper makes for a slightly cheaper but reasonable counterpoint to the Zoom, offering a true notchless design, a more advanced main rear camera, faster charging, and Android 10 out of the box (Moto confirmed the Hyper will get Android 11, but not Android 12).
The Motorola One Hyper's adoption of the pop-up selfie camera design means there are no notches or punch holes to distract your viewing experience.
Don't be fooled by the glossy back, it is not glass but plastic. Motorola says that the One line gives the brand the freedom to experiment with features and design, since it's not part of its essential portfolio of phones that'll be upgraded as part of a yearly cycle.
Motorola will offer it in two colors in the US: Deep Sea Blue and, later on, Dark Amber.
Both lenses are created to perform well in low light, and they're not the only highlights of the Motorola One Hyper, as it also has a 6.5-inch 1080 x 2340 LCD screen with 395 pixels per inch. Under the gradient body is a Snapdragon 675 processor and it has been paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Owners will be able to add up to 1TB of storage. Freshly announced today, the latest addition to Motorola's One series comes with a 64-megapixel camera on the back and an unexpectedly low $399.99 price tag on the box. The secondary camera has a 118° viewing angle and allows you to fit 4x more into your frame than a standard camera.
Both the front and rear cameras can use quad-pixel binning, combining data from clusters of four pixels for better image quality.
Because the Motorola One Hyper features shot optimization, it will auto-detect when to apply Night Vision, though you do have the option of manually turning on that mode. Switch the camera app to selfie mode, or do Moto's twist-to-capture hand gesture, and the camera pops up in less than a second. The phone has a portrait mode, a manual mode, spot color, slow motion mode, cinemagraph, high-res zoom, and support for RAW output.
There's a 4,000 mAh battery inside the Motorola One Hyper, so we're expecting lots of battery life, especially since Motorola has a good track record of producing long-lasting budget and midtier devices.
You can order it from Motorola's website starting today. However, if you have a USB PD 3.0 charger, that should work according to Motorola.
A ring of light around the fingerprint reader on the phone's back can light up when you receive a message or alert, which is handy if you turn your phone on its face when you're not using it.
There's a headphone jack on the top of the phone - thankfully- and a USB-C port on the bottom.
Unlike the Zoom and Action, this version of the Motorola One will ship with Android 10, the latest version of Google's mobile OS.
Beyond the cameras, the Motorola One Hyper is basically a recipe for hitting an affordable price point. At $400, it's not cheap, but Moto does at least make a case that you're getting something for that money.