Lenovo is expected to launch its next in the Moto series of smartphones – the Moto M – and with the launch happening tomorrow, here’s what we know about the smartphone.
The launch will happen in China and alongside the Moto M, we also expect Lenovo to launch its own Lenovo P2 smartphone. There have been several additional leaks over the weekend that gives more clarity on the upcoming Moto M, and we detail all the things we know about the smartphone below:
Moto M won’t be a top end phone will cost somewhere around $350 i.e. CNY 1,999 in China on launch day. The pricing will most likely vary based on the storage being offered. However, it is not known if CNY 1,999 is the price of the top-end variant of Moto M or the low-end version.
Moto M is expected to feature a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, with a 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio P15 octa-core CPU powering the smartphone. It offers 4GB of RAM, and 32GB/64GB native storage. Rumours indicate towards a 16-megapixel rear camera with flash. At the front, there is a 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video chatting. It packs a 3050mAh battery with support for fast charging. It is expected to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, and will come bundled with preloaded Microsoft apps like Skype, Office, and OneDrive. Leaked promotional images also hint at a nano-coating technology that will protect the Moto M from splashes and slight rain.
As mentioned, there have been several leaks of the Motorola Moto M, and the recent leak from PlayfulDroid and Weibo show the smartphone from all angles. All the leaks suggest that the Motorola Moto M will come in Gold and Silver colour variants.
The capsule like camera system at the back, synonymous to all Motorola smartphones remains, and is accompanied by a fingerprint sensor at the back. It is seen donning a full metal body with antenna bands on the top and bottom edges at the back. There is no Home Button at the front, and the navigation buttons are expected to be fitted onscreen. The volume and power buttons are housed on the left edge, and the Moto M is seen sporting a dual speaker system at the bottom.