Ultra-wide cameras are a wide-spread feature among the current crop of Android phones but Motorola's new One Action is taking a slightly different approach to most of its competitors. The brand new device's ultra-wide camera has been designed to work predominantly as a GoPro-style action camera.

The 16MP camera has a field-of-view of 117 degrees (approximately 13mm equivalent focal length) and is installed vertically which means you can also hold the phone vertically while recording horizontal video for better control. Footage is recorded at 1080p resolution and electronic image stabilization should smooth out even bumpy sports action,

The main camera features a 12MP sensor with 1.25µm pixel size and F1.8 aperture. A PDAF system is used for focusing and in video mode 4K clips can be recorded at 30 frames per second. The triple-camera setup is completed by a 5MP depth camera for the simulated bokeh effect.

Other specs fall firmly into the mid-range category. The Android OS is powered by a Samsung Exynos 9609 processor and 4GB of RAM. 128GB of storage are quite generous for a device in this class and the battery offers a 3,500 mAh capacity. Images and videos can be viewed on a 6.3-inch FHD+ 21:9 display with a hole-punch design for the front camera.

The Motorola One Action will be available starting today in Brazil, Mexico, and some countries in the Euro zone for €259 ($287). Motorola says the device will be available in more regions across Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, and will arrive in the US and Canada in October as an unlocked version.