Lenovo-owned Motorola currently has three series of smartphones in the market: entry-level Moto E, mid-range Moto G, and upper mid-range/premium Moto Z (replaced Moto X). But as per a new report from VentureBeat’s Evan Blass, Motorola is all set to announce a new smartphone series Moto C which will be cheaper than Moto E and aimed at first-time smartphone buyers.
The series will comprise of two smartphones, the Moto C and Moto C Plus but the standard model will have two variants. It means there will totally be three smartphones: Moto C (3G), Moto C (4G), and Moto C Plus (4G). Each of these phones will sport a 5-inch display and run Android Nougat 7.0. In terms of display resolution, you will get 854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA) display with the Moto C and 1280 x 720 pixels (HD) display with the Moto C Plus.
Motorola is said to be going with quad-core MediaTek processors for these smartphones: 32-bit 1.3GHz with 1GB RAM for the Moto C (3G), 64-bit 1.1GHz with 1GB RAM for the Moto C (4G), and 64-bit 1.3GHz with 1GB/2GB RAM (region dependent) for the Moto C Plus.
On the storage front, you will get 16GB storage with the Moto C Plus and 8GB/16GB with Moto C which will depend on the region. Motorola is expected to offer microSD card expansion functionality with all of these phones, regardless of the region.
For camera lovers, the Moto C will feature 5MP/2MP camera combo with flash on both cameras. The rear camera will further offer fixed focus on the 3G variant and autofocus on the 4G variant. And with the Plus model, you will get an 8MP rear shooter and a 2MP front shooter.
Motorola is said to have packed the Moto C with a 2350mAh battery and the Moto C Plus with a massive 4000mAh battery. It seems like other than the stock Android experience and cheap price, Motorola will be focusing on bigger battery aspect while promoting these phones.
There are no words on the availability and pricing yet but do expect them to cost cheaper than the Moto E series phones.