Motorola's Leaked 2017 Phone Lineup - Moto Z, Moto E and More

Posted May 16, 2017

After a number of previous leaks and rumors, Motorola has finally confirmed it plans to launch two new budget-friendly smartphones, the Moto C and Moto C Plus.

Going back to the developing markets target, the C Plus is a dual-SIM phone and it goes on sale this spring in "various countries" throughout the Asian Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

Moto C is packed with a 5 inch 854×480 pixel resolution display. The 3G model uses a 1.3GHz32-bit quad-core MediaTek CPU, while the 4G model comes with a 1.1GHz 64-bit quad-core MediaTek. Meanwhile, the Moto C Plus will be available at Argos.

For starters, Moto Z remains the premium series, and will be divided into Moto Z with Mods and Moto Z with a shatterproof display. Moto E Plus is going to sport a 5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass on top, while the Moto E Plus is going to pack a large 5000mAh capacity battery and a bigger 5.5-inch sized display with the same 720p resolution. Also, the Plus variant comes in either 1GB or 2GB of RAM while the standard variant is limited only to 1GB of RAM. Z play will come with 5.5-inch Full HD screen and will be supporting Moto Mods.

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Optics include a 5-megapixel rear sensor with 1.4-micron pixels, 74-degree field of view, fixed focus, an LED flash, and 720p video recording. It will keep the lights on with a massive 3,800 mAh battery.

Lenovo is set to launch two devices under each of its smartphone series, except for the "X" series, which will just have the Moto X 2017 edition. Let's say we only agree with part of that press statement, as we wouldn't even recommend the "regular" C to the least demanding ex-dumb phone owner. From what we see in the video, it appears that the mobile will come with the previously leaked metal design, followed by a glossy finish and dual cameras on the rear end. Both handsets are pretty entry-level on the specs front, but both also feature price tags that should be attractive for anyone looking to grab an affordable new phone.

Both handsets run Android 7.0 Nougat with Moto's customizations on top. The biggest improvement is seen on the battery side, with the Moto C Plus sporting a 4000mAh battery. The Moto E Plus will come with a 5.5 inch HD display and a massive 5000mAh battery.