Lenovo to Launch Moto M & Vibe P2 Smartphones on November 8th in China

by Teja Chedalla 2

From the last few months, there are many rumors about the launch of a new all-metal smartphone from Moto. The device is rumored to be called as Moto M and is even listed on TENAA with the model number XT1662. A couple of days back, we also reported about the listing of the device’s screen protectors, where we also got much better view of the device. Today, the news from China suggests the Moto M along with Lenovo Vibe P2 will be made official on November 8th. Few rumors also suggest the Moto M to be exclusive to just Chinese customers. Both the devices will be sporting metal body with mid-end specifications.

Talking about the Vibe P2, in July this year, the company has showcased the device at a Chinese trade fair. At that time, we got the complete information about the device along with first looks. While on November 8th, we will be knowing the price of the device. The device will be the successor to the Vibe P1 and Vibe P1 Turbo that are also launched here in India. It features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 625  octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.

However, the USP of the device is its 5,000mAh battery that can easily give two days of moderate usage. In the camera department, there will be a 13MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash and a 5MP front camera. The Moto M also comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display but with a non-AMOLED panel. As we said before, the device will be first Moto smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor on the rear. On the Vibe P2, the fingerprint sensor will be embedded right into the physical home button on the front. There is also vertical camera strip holding the rear camera, LED flash, and laser autofocus.

It also has a slight curve on the back which offers a nice grip to the hold. The Moto M packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There will be a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, and 3,000mAh battery. With the recent agreement between Lenovo and Microsoft, from now on, all the Lenovo smartphones will come pre-loaded with Microsoft apps like Office, Skype, and OneDrive. Interestingly, the list also includes Moto devices which are known to offer stock Android UI with zero bloatware apps. At least in China, the Moto devices will be launched with highly customized Vibe UI laid on top.

Both the Moto M and Vibe P2 will include MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. The device will support 4G LTE and offers other basic connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.  While both the Vibe P2 and Moto M will be running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, we can expect them to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update very soon. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones in India are already receiving the Nougat update.As of now, there is no official information over this and we can only confirm all these specifications and other details on the launch day. Stay tuned!

Teja Chedalla

A Mechanical Engineer who loves cricket and is passionate about traveling. Here at PhoneRadar, he covers exclusive news around gadgets & technology by digging deep into the Internet. You can connect with him on all the social platforms @t4teja.

  • Motorola should push more such devices to Indian market!

  • Arpit Porwal

    Why so many launches? The already had e, g and x series. They introduced the awesome Z series but why this M series now? Better to focus on the existing lineups and there is no need to spoil them like e3.