Motorola’s E series also called Moto E series of phones have gotten the company a good traction in the lower end of the smartphone market. Even in the markets like India where competition from Chinese makers is fierce, Moto E managed to carve out space for itself. But hang on, Motorola is planning to go even lower and launch cheaper phones.
OnLeaks and Android Authority have managed get hold of factory CAD renders that show new phones in (almost) all their glory. The new series will be allegedly called C and will apparently have two phones, Moto C and Moto C Plus. The two phones will be identical in dimensions but will have few differences here and there. The design itself will remain identical to what we have already seen on Moto G5.
The Moto C could come in 3G as well 4G variants (could be market dependent) whereas Moto C Plus will be a 4G handset. It looks like Motorola will be keeping MediaTek chipsets for its low-end phones. All three Moto C variants will be featuring MediaTek chipsets. The 3G version will have a 32 bit, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and 64 bit, 1.1 GHz processor for the 4G variant. The Moto C Plus being 4G only will get 1.3GHz, 64-bit processor. All three also get microSD slots with Moto C coming in 8GB or 16GB memory option and Moto C Plus in 16GB flavor only. Things get little more confusing as the Moto C Plus will supposedly have 1GB and 2GB RAM options.
While both of them will have 5-inch displays, the one on Moto C has FWVGA (854×480) resolution while the Moto C Plus will be getting 720p HD resolution. All three of them will sport 2MP front camera with front flash. The Moto C will sport a 5MP rear camera whereas the Plus variant gets a seemingly better 8MP camera. The battery on Moto C will be a tiny 2,350 mAh unit, whereas Moto C Plus will have 4,000 mAh one living up to its name.
There will be no rings and whistles like fingerprint sensor or USB Type C on any of these phones. Their job is to onboard users to smartphone experience without burning a hole in their pockets. These phones could be perfect in emerging markets and first-time buyers or could even be your secondary phones. Expect Motorola to price them aggressively.