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Motorola Moto M turns up on Chinese shopping site, leaks in full

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Motorola’s new Moto M smartphone may not be official just yet, but it might as well be.

China’s online shopping outlet TMall has already listed the Moto M, despite the phone not being due for launch until later today. The good news is that this means we now have a comprehensive list of hardware and pricing details, as well as a a couple of decent renders for the phone too. And better still, the page remains live and online at the time of writing.

The page confirms many of the rumours we’ve seen in recent weeks. For instance, it lists the Moto M as having a 5.5-inch display with a Full HD resolution. Powering the handset is a MediaTek Helio P15 chipset, which has eight processor cores clocked at 1.8GHz. There’s also 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage by default – as well as a waterproof chassis.

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On the back of the device, you’ll find a 13-megapixel camera with laser-focus, as well as a fingerprint scanner that sits just underneath the lens. And on the front, there’s an equally high-resolution 13-megapixel selfie camera. Keeping all the lights on is a sizeable 3,050mAh battery, with Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow arriving as the software of choice – no Nougat, unfortunately.

TMall is selling the Moto M for 1,999 CNY, which translates to around £237 or $294. Of course, it’s unlikely that a direct currency conversion will accurately reflect UK pricing (if it even launches here), especially considering the recent volatility in the value of Sterling. In any case, it sounds like the phone won’t be hugely expensive.

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The Motorola Moto M is expected to be announced later today, with a rumoured on-sale date of November 11.

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