There has been quite a lot of buzz about a new Motorola phone of late. The device is being called the “Moto M” and is being projected as a sibling to the famed Moto G and E. The device appears to be one of the next along Lenovo‘s launch roster and we now have a brand new leak that gives us a much more detailed look at the device.
Okay, so first of all the looks. We already knew that the device is likely to come with a full metal body. Indeed, it is somewhat reminiscent of both HTC’s desire series, as well as LG’s G series. However, the device also carries the unique Moto series traits as well. Along with the camera and flash, a fingerprint sensor also sits prominently on the back of the device.
The Moto M is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC and is expected to get its juices from a gigantic, 5,100 mAh battery. Yes, 5,100 mAh indeed. Coupled with the Snapdragon 625 SoC, the device should have a really awesome battery life — considering that the 625 is a pretty great chip with regards to taking a little battery life far.
The device is expected to pack a LCD, 5.5-inch, 1080p display. As far as memory and storage capacity is concerned, the Moto M is likely to come in two different categories, one for China and another for the rest of the world.
While the first for China category will have a Moto M with 4GB, plus either 64GB or 128GB of storage, the international Moto M will be available in two different RAM capacities of 3GB or 4GB. Storage wise, the Moto M is likely to pack two 32GB or 128GB options with nothing in between.
There is no concrete information on the camera and we could see a 16/8 MP rear/front combination. While there are also rumors of a 16/5 MP combo, personally, I don’t think the latest and — perhaps? — one of the most premium iterations along the Moto series will be content with a 5 MP selfie shooter.
Meanwhile, the Moto M will likely be great for audio with a 3.5 mm audio jack, as well as a single 1.5W speaker. Quite interestingly, Moto M would appear to be similar to the Lenovo P2. From processors to battery capacity to the fingerprint system — the devices appear to be identical — assuming that the leaked specsheet above is accurate. Considering that Lenovo owns Motorola, it wouldn’t make much sense to launch devices that are this similar. Which is one reason why we would advice you to consider the leak with a pinch of salt.
We are expecting Lenovo to launch Moto M somewhere around December — once all the excitement surrounding the iPhone 7 and Google Pixel cools down somewhat. Although, Moto M will probably lie in the mid-range segment according to its price.