Lenovo, the new owner of Moto, announced two new devices that are aimed for those who are on a tight budget. Meet the new Moto C.
Lenovo might have gone really low-ballers with the Moto C. The handset’s specs looks more underpowered than their last year’s economical smartphone, the Moto E Power. This thing only has a 5-inch TFT display with a low FWVGA 854 x 480 resolution. There’s also a 1.1GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, something that we commonly see on locally-branded devices.
Furthermore, there’s also a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash but only has fixed focus. There’s also a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for casual selfies.
But to brighten things up, the Moto C has a 4G LTE variant and it’s being run by the latest Android version, the 7.0 Nougat. Everything is being powered by a 2350mAh battery.
Moto C Specs
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Display||5-inch TFT FWVGA display
854 x 480, ~196
|CPU||1.1GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor|
|Storage||8GB (3G version)
16GB (4G version)
expandable via microSD up to 32GB
|Networks||3G (8GB version)
4G LTE (8GB version)
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
|Dimensions||145.5 x 73.6 x 9mm|
|Battery||2350 Li-Po removable battery|
The phone is set to be released anytime in June in Latin America, Europe, and the Asian-Pacific. It has a price tag of €89.00 (~Php4,800) for the 1G/8GB variant and €99 (~Php5,500) for the 4G and 1GB/8GB option. And judging by these locations and suggested retail price, it looks like the Moto C is targetted to some emerging markets.
On the other hand, it’s bigger brother, the Moto C Plus is for more advanced users who want more out of their smartphone.
The inclusion of a 4G LTE connectivity and the latest Android 7.0 Nougat signals that Moto really wanted to cover the basics, so people who don’t have& the dough to purchase a more high-end smartphone will still be able to enjoy Android.