Last week, Moto P30 Play was spotted on the company’s website. The Moto P30 Play is the same Moto One Android One smartphone unveiled at the IFA 2018. The Moto P30 Play is available to pre-order from 7th to 15th of September in China. Its been 5 days and the company has only received 380 pre-orders on JD.com. While the companies like Nokia, Xiaomi, and Honor are selling hundreds of thousands of phones in a few minutes, there are not even 100 pre-orders per day for the Motorola’s latest phone.
Though the device was ridiculously priced compared to other smartphones available on JD.com, the Motorola brand value also took a hit after Lenovo acquisition. Xiaomi received backlash from the internet community for using the 2-year old Snapdragon 625 SoC on its Redmi 6 Pro priced at Rs 10,999. FYI, the Moto P30 Play with the same Snapdragon 625 SoC and other mediocre specifications is available for 1899 Yuan (approx Rs 19,900) in China.
The companies actually sell the smartphones in China at a cheaper price than in India. Earlier this week, Motorola launched the Moto G6 Play with Snapdragon 63o SoC in India Rs 22,499. On the other hand, Xiaomi’s POCO is selling the Snapdragon 845-powered POCO F1 for Rs 20,999. Motorola G-series device always came with ‘value for money’ price tag. However, the recently launched Moto devices aren’t on par with the other popular budget devices like Xiaomi and Honor smartphones.
Both the China and India are the top two largest smartphone markets and no company wants to ignore these markets. We hope Motorola notices the poor response from the customers and comes up with better products.