Motorola is looking to introduce a new low-end handset range which is where the maximum interest lies in the Android segment.
There is a new Moto series of phones in the making, one that will serve as the new entry-level device for the company.
That also means the upcoming Moto C series – as it has been so named and comprising of Moto C and Moto C Plus – will also supplement the current Moto E range that so far has been the most affordable device offering from the company. The Moto E, in turn, will serve as a slightly low mid-range or upper low-end offering.
Things too are believed to be in advanced stages with the new Moto C range given that 360-degree shots of the said phones have already leaked online. In fact, given that such images have been sourced from the assembly lines also points to the mass production of the initial lot to perhaps have commenced. No launch dates have been announced though, but a debut around May does seem likely.
As for the specifications of the said device, nothing is known for sure though what is known with a fair degree of surety is that both the devices will have MediaTek chips at the core. What is intriguing is that there will be 3G and 4G versions of the Moto C handset. Accordingly, the 3G variants will come powered by a 32-bit quad-core rated at 1.3 GHz while the 4G version is built around a 64-bit quad-core chip clocked at 1.1 GHz.
Things are simpler with the Moto C Plus which will be powered by a 64-bit quad-core chip having a max clock speed of 1.3 GHz.
Interestingly, both the devices come with 5-inch display though there is a sea of difference when it comes to the resolution. While the Moto C has a rather paltry 854 x 480-pixel count, things are a lot better with the C Plus with its 1,280 x 720-pixel resolution.
Further, there will be 8 and 16 GB memory options with the Moto C while the C Plus will come in only the 16 GB variety. All versions, however, support microSD cards. The Moto C will also be restricted to only 1 GB RAM option though the C Plus will come in two flavors having 1 GB or 2 GB RAM.
As for the camera, the Moto C will have a 5-megapixel fixed focus camera at the rear while the C Plus will make do with an 8-megapixel autofocussing rear camera. All the three will, however, have the same 2-megapixel front facing camera complete with a LED flash as well.
So far as the battery is concerned, the Moto C will have a 2,350 mAh battery while the Moto C Plus will come with a quite impressive 4,000 mAh power source. To round off the spec sheet, all Moto C versions will have Android Nougat right out of the gates.
Coming to the likely price, the Moto C might make it at around the $100 mark though a price below that can’t be ruled out either.