You can make a case that the original Moto G smartphone was Motorola’s most impactful handset ever.
At a time when there was a big drop off between the smartphone haves-and-have-nots, the Moto G proved you could have a really good experience without breaking the bank.
Now, with the Moto G range still going strong after 5 generations, and the Moto E offering an even softer entry point, the Lenovo-owned company could be looking to lower the barriers once again.
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Leaked images on Tuesday suggest a Moto C and Moto C Plus are on the way. A report from Evan Blass on VentureBeat cites a source familiar with the company’s plans.
Both will feature 5-inch displays according to the report. The Moto C will have an 854 x 480 display, while the C Plus will offer a 720p HD display.
The cameras are tipped to be 5mp/2mp on the Moto C and 8mp/2mp on the C Plus
Blass’s informant says there’ll be both 3G and 4G versions of the Moto C available.
The 3G version will have a 32-bit quad-core 1.3GHz processor, while the 4G version will make use of a 64-bit architecture and 1.1GHz processor.
The Moto C Plus will be available only in a 4G variant, will arrive with a 64-bit quad-core 1.3GHz processor.
The Moto C will have 1GB of RAM and 8GB and 16GB storage options. Meanwhile the C Plus will have 16GB and up to 2GB of storage. Both will apparently have microSD card slots.
In terms of battery life, the C Plus will have a clear edge with a whopping 4,000mAh battery, the report claims. The Moto C, on the other hand, will feature a 2,350mAh cell.
No word yet on the release and pricing, but if we had to guess, we might see this one drop this summer for around £100/$100.
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