According to latest leaks Lenovo has plan to expand its Moto family by a few more affordable handsets. Expected to be even cheaper than the well known dirt cheap Moto E, the Moto C phones will be targeting at first-time smartphone buyers that do not need top-notch hardware. Let’s take a closer look at this new phone.
Lenovo reportedly has a series of brand new extremely affordable handsets in the works called Moto C and Moto C Plus.
Just like the released this year fifth gen Moto G5 and G5 Plus, the new Moto C series will also run Android Nougat, feature a 5-inch screen panel and be accessible in two variants: standard and Plus. Similar in terms of size, the Moto C’s and the Moto C Plus’s displays will offer different screen resolution. The former one will house an FWVGA one (854 x 480 p), while the latter will deliver HD (1280 x 480 p) viewing experience.
Other than that, the Moto C will provide users with 3G and 4G connectivity options, whereas the Plus model will be strictly an LTE-capable device. Both devices are reported to work on quad-core MediaTek processors. The basic 3G Moto C will come driven by a 32-bit unit clocked at 1.3GHz, while a 64-bit processor also clocked at 1.3GHz will power the C Plus variant. Although the 4G Moto C is said to house a 64-bit processor just as the Plus model, it will allegedly work at a bit more conservative 1.1 GHz.
As for RAM and ROM, the Moto C will offer 1GB RAM regardless of the variant and 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage optionally, meanwhile the Moto C Plus will come with 1GB or 2GB RAM dependently on the region and 16GB of native storage. Thankfully, since all three models will include microSD card slots their users can easily expand their pretty basic storage space.
Speaking of optics, the Moto C will arrive with a combination of 5MP rear and and 2MP front snappers. However, note that the 3G variant will comes with fixed-focus, while the 4G model will offer auto-focus. As for the Moto C Plus, the phone will incorporate the same selfie shooter, but its primary sensor is rumored to be an 8MP one.
Although Moto C and Moto C Plus will differ noticeably, perhaps the most significant deviation will be found in battery department. The 4,000 mAh cell is undoubtedly the biggest selling point of the Moto C Plus. Such a large battery will surely deliver an entire day of extensive usage on a single charging. In comparison the Moto C will be kept alive by a 2,350 mAh battery.
We still don’t know when exactly the phones will debut. The same with region availability and pricing details, they also require official confirmation. However, we managed to learn that the Moto C line will ship dressed in black, white, gold, and red color option and that it will cost less than the affordable Moto E series. Anyone interested?