Frequently rumored the Motorola Moto M finally gets official. Released today in its home market of China the phablet combines stylish split-resistant metal body and a package full of powerful hardware. Just as expected the 5.5-inch handset comes covered with a nano-coating layer and offers 4GB RAM and solid optics represented by a 16MP and 8MP rear and front cameras.
Lenovo’s Motorola line has been expanded by another affordable device. Dressed in metal, splash-resistant shell the Moto M delivers fast performance, full HD viewing experience and sharp photos guaranteed by a 16MP camera with PDAF.
The Lenovo-made Moto M was one of the most frequently leaked phones of the late October. The truth is that we knew almost everything about the handset long before its market debut. Today’s official release announcement only confirmed our assumptions. As suggested the Moto M has received a P2i’s nano-coating that guards the phone against light rain and water spills. But please don’t confuse the nano-coating with water resistance. The difference here is essential, as in opposition to for example Galaxy S7 the Moto M won’t survive water immersion.
Furthermore, what’s quite typical for more premium smartphones the Moto M arrives closed in a metal body clad available in two color options: silver and gold. Both variants perfectly highlight the material the phone has been made of. What’s more it also houses a fingerprint scanner for more advanced data safety, which is also a flagship-like feature.
Sporting a 5.5-inch 1080x1920p screen panel protected by 2.5D curved glass the phone features a combination of nice optic parameters. On the rear you may find a 16MP primary sensor equipped with phase detection autofocus and LED flash, while set on the front an 8MP shooter will take care of high-quality selfies.
Moving on to computing powers, the Moto M is driven by the MediaTek Helio P15 processor clocked at 2.2GHz and paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. Working on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of box the handset is kept alive by a 3,050 mAh battery with USB Type-C port for fast charging and supports microSD card slot.
Starting this Friday (Nov 11th), priced at the equivalent of $295 the Moto M will be accessible for purchase, but only in China. So far Lenovo didn’t confirmed that it plans to sell the phablet in the US.