Just yesterday, we got the first look at the new Moto C smartphone from Lenovo. Today, the reliable leakster, Evan Blass came out with key details of both the Moto C and Moto C Plus smartphones. We consider Moto E smartphones as the most affordable devices from the Moto lineup, but now the new Moto C and Moto C Plus are said to be much cheaper than the upcoming Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus smartphones. The only thing that amazed me was seeing 3G & 4G variants of the same device, that too in 2017. Just like the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, the upcoming Moto C and C Plus will also run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
While the Moto C Plus comes with 4G LTE connectivity, the Moto C will launch in 3G and 4G variants. The Moto C comes with a 5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) display, whereas the Moto C Plus also comes with a 5-inch display but the resolution is bumped up to HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. As seen with the Moto E series, the new Moto C series also uses the MediaTek processors. The Moto C 3G variant comes with 32-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, whereas the Moto C 4G variant comes with a 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz.
On the other hand, the Moto C Plus is powered by the 1.3GHz 64-bit quad-core processor. Looking at the storage options, the Moto C is said to come with 1GB of RAM and 8GB/16GB of onboard storage and Moto C Plus will include 1GB/2GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage. All these devices feature MicroSD card slot for further expansion of internal storage. On the camera front, the Moto C is mentioned to feature a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie camera. Both the cameras come with LED flash and only the 4G variant includes an autofocus sensor on the rear, the cheaper 3G variant will be limited to fixed focus camera.
Talking about the cameras on the Moto C Plus, there is an 8MP rear camera and the 2MP front camera is the same sensor as seen on the front of Moto C. As seen with the Moto E3 power, the new Moto C4 Plus also comes backed by a huge 4,000mAh battery, whereas the Moto C with the same form factor as the Moto C Plus sports a smaller 2,350mAh battery. As we said earlier, the Moto C and Moto C Plus will be available in Black, White, Gold, and Red color options. The official pricing and the availability of these devices can be known only on the launch day.
Earlier: In November last year, we have heard for the time about the new Moto C series from Lenovo. The first device to launch under this new series is the Moto C. Almost half a year later, the images and the specifications of the device are now leaked online. While the new Moto G phones are launched with metal bodies instead of plastic, the affordable Moto C device sports polycarbonate shell. While the Moto devices come with on-screen navigation buttons, the new Moto C comes with capacitive buttons along with thick bezels around the display.
As seen on the latest Moto G and Moto Z smartphones, there is large camera module on the rear that protrudes out of the base. According to Evan Blass, the upcoming Moto E4 and E4 Plus also comes with the similar camera module. The device packs entry-level specifications and competes against the likes of the other Chinese brands. It might come with a 5-inch HD display and features MediaTek MT6780 quad-core processor. The device will be running on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and comes with few minor tweaks to the stock Android UI.
Both the front and rear cameras features LED flash. The power button and volume rocker are placed on the right edge of the device. With all these leaks and recent Wi-Fi certification, the company might soon launch the device officially. It comes in White, Black, Gold, and Red color options. The loudspeaker can be found on the bottom rear of the device, while the Moto dimple can be spotted below the large rear camera module. Though there is no official confirmation, we expect the company to launch the affordable Moto C in India.
Another Moto device with the model number XT-1755 is spotted on the Indonesian regulatory website. It sports a 5-inch display with FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) resolution. It includes MediaTek MT6737m quad-core processor coupled with 1GB/2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. There is a 5MP autofocus camera on the rear and a 2MP fixed focus camera on the front. It is backed by 2,300mAh battery and runs on Android OS. Since the Moto E devices are now featuring a bigger battery, we don’t the XT-1755 to be the Moto E4 device.
If the XT-1750 is not the Moto C, then the XT-1755 will be it as the device sports basic specifications. For official confirmation of the specifications, pricing, and availability of the Moto C smartphone, we need to wait for the official launch. Soon, we might see the new Moto C, Moto E4, Moto E4 Plus, and Moto X 2017 smartphones. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details about the upcoming Moto smartphones.