Motorola is planning to release a smartphone codenamed Kiev

Motorola company intends to release a smartphone with the codename Kiev, as reported by TechnikNews.

What is known

  • According to the website, Motorola’s upcoming smartphone will support 5G connectivity and will be the company’s most budget-friendly model with this feature.
  • It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
  • Also, it will be equipped with a microSD card slot and will feature NFC.
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  • The smartphone will have an OLED panel with FHD, HDR resolution, and a 60Hz refresh rate.
  • According to TechnikNews, the smartphone will feature three 48MP, 8MP, and 2MP camera sensors, as well as the 16MP front-facing camera.
  • The new model will run on the Android 10 OS.
  • The information about the date of the official release and the cost is not specified.

Kyiv not Kiev

Interestingly, the news about the smartphone codenamed Kiev started to be commented on with the hashtag #KyivNotKiev.

It bears reminding that on June 17, 2019, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names decided to replace the spelling of the Ukrainian capital from “Kiev” to “Kyiv” in the international base. 

The decision was also preceded by the online campaign #CorrectUA of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Center for Strategic Communications, which began in 2018. During this campaign, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs appealed to foreign media to correct the spelling of the city.