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Moto C budget smartphone goes official: 5-inch FWVGA display, MediaTek processor, Android Nougat

“C” for “Cheap”?

Moto C and MOto C Plus-2
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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 SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
SIMSingle/Dual
Micro
Display5-inch TFT FWVGA display
854 x 480, ~196
CPU1.1GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor
RAM1GB
GPUMali-T720MP2
Storage8GB (3G version)
16GB (4G version)
expandable via microSD up to 32GB
Front Camera2-megapixel
LED flash
Rear Camera5-megapixel
LED flash
Networks3G (8GB version)
4G LTE (8GB version)
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS
microUSB 2.0
Dimensions145.5 x 73.6 x 9mm
Weight154g
ColorsMetallic Cherry
Pearl White
Fine Gold
Starry Black
Battery2350 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.

Source: Motorola

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