For about a month, a number of leaks of the upcoming replenishment of the Moto line have been circulating on the network. We collect and analyze the information available at the moment.
The first mentions of the upcoming smartphone from Lenovo came from China in mid-August. One of the profiles on Weibo posted photos of a device codenamed Kung-Fu and tentatively named Moto M.
What can we say about the appearance, based on this particular photo: here we see a more universal design language, calm forms, quite possibly a metal case, no unnecessary and unexpected elements like connectors for modules. The fingerprint scanner from the front of the device has moved under the camera. The question remains, why would a phone without a fingerprint sensor and function keys have such a large panel below the screen on the screen. The camera, in turn, has also undergone visual changes: it is now stretched vertically, under the lens is an LED flash. Antenna inserts resemble solutions in many current smartphones, from HTC to OnePlus.
Here are the parameters featured in the leaks:
- Dimensions – 151 x 75 x 8mm
- Android 6.0 (according to other sources – 7.0)
- IPS screen, Full HD
- Processor MediaTek MT6750, 4 cores 1.9 GHz
- GPU Mali-T860MP2
- 32 GB user memory and 3 GB RAM
- Front camera – 7 megapixels, main – 16 megapixels (HDR, autofocus)
- 3.5mm jack
- Non-removable battery
Recently, the data in the leaks began to vary slightly. There is information about a smartphone with a 5.5 ″ screen, but there was also information about a relatively smaller version of the Moto M – 4.6 ″. Also, the data on the RAM (there is a figure of 4 GB) and the number of megapixels of the front camera differ. I would not be surprised if two devices see the light (M and M Plus?), This practice is no longer a rarity.
At first, Moto M was predicted only by the Chinese announcement, but later the indexes of the XT1662 and XT1663 models surfaced, the latter version supposedly will be supplied to international markets. On the other hand, the device will use not the stock interface, but the One UI familiar to the Chinese market. Returning to the exterior, the design in the images is very similar to the products of Chinese manufacturers that are increasingly attacking our market, and the design development was carried out specifically Lenovo, not Moto Mobility. In principle, we are no longer surprised by such a design. Two birds with one stone? Anything can be. Alternatively, one of the devices can be released for the Chinese market, the other for the international one.
Pre-installed software from Microsoft
One of the recent news about Moto M is the presence of pre-installed apps from Microsoft in the device. These are Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive. A familiar practice, it's hard to tell if it's good or bad.
In terms of positioning, the new line is rumored to fit between the G and Z lines, while there is no information about whether the M will replace the X series. However, the exact date of the announcement has not yet been reported.
Lenovo is likely looking to fill the mid-range Moto lineup. Certain doubts are caused by the design, it is too simple, maybe by this the company hints that if you need a design, choose Z. According to the preliminary technical characteristics, a fairly confident average appears, which will be appreciated by fans of metal phones. We follow the updates.
'Live' photos of Moto M from Lenovo