Motorola is struggling hard to brace its glorified past portfolio. The Lenovo-owned company recently launched the Moto G5 series under the mid-budget spectrum and a new leak now claim that Motorola is planning to bring an even more affordable series of smartphones for its consumers.
According to VentureBeat’s Evan Blass, Motorola is working on two more entry-level Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones dubbed as Moto C and Moto C Plus. Both the smartphones are said to feature the 5-inch display however the resolution will differ in the two variants. The Moto C, presumably the base variant will offer an FWVGA resolution of 854×480 pixels, while the Moto C Plus is said to sport a 720p HD resolution display.
Blass claims that the Plus variant, Moto C Plus will ‘strictly’ be a 4G LTE capable device, the Moto C on the other hand will come in ‘two flavours’, one with 4G LTE and another with 3G most likely aimed for the emerging markets.
The 4G LTE Moto C Plus will be accompanied by a 64-bit 1.1 GHz quad-core processor. The Moto C smartphone with 3G support will be powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core 32-bit MediaTek processor, meanwhile the 4G Moto C handset will have a quad-core 64-bit MediaTek processor clocked at 1.1GHz.
According to Blass, the Moto C will carry 1GB of RAM, but the Moto C Plus will offer either 1GB RAM or 2GB RAM depending on the region. The Moto C phone will contain either 8GB or 16GB onboard storage, while the Moto C Plus will only have 16GB internal capacity. Both the handset will feature microSD expandability.
As for the battery life, the Moto C is said to pack a 2350mAh battery. The battery in the Moto C Plus however will be bumped up double the capacity up to 4000mAh.
In terms of optics, the Moto C will feature a 5-megapixel rear camera with fixed-focus on the 3G model and auto-focus and auto-focus on the 4G model. The Moto C and the C Plus will share the same 2-megapixel front-flash selfie camera, but the Moto C Plus will get an 8-megapixel sensor on the main camera.
Both models will ship in a variety of colors, including black, white, gold, and red, Blass said. Apart from the specification of the two devices, the leakster also shared an image that revealed the design of the device. The image reveals the handset sporting a protruded camera module with flash on the rear panel similar like the one in Moto G5 series. The press shot also discloses the speaker grills at the back side and power button, volume rockers located on the right side of the device.
Motorola has not shared any official detail on the new smartphones yet, however, the affordable Moto C series is expected to announce in the second quarter this year.