Lenovo announces two new Moto C phones running Android Nougat

After numerous leaks and rumours, Lenovo finally made Moto C and C Plus phones official. Both the handsets fall under the affordable segment and will be sold across various regions of Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific this spring. The lower-end Moto C starts at $97, which translates roughly at Rs 6,250. The Moto C Plus, on the other hand, is priced at $130 (approximately Rs 8,370). Design-wise, both the handsets retain Moto’s traditional looks and boast of Metallic Cherry, Pearl White, Fine Gold and Starry Black colours.

Getting started, the Moto C comes in two variants: 3G and 4G. The company is unlikely to bring the 3G option in India, though. Specs-wise, it sports a 5-inch 480p display. The phone is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580M processor coupled with Mali-400 GPU for graphics. It embraces 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, along with a memory card slot for adding up to 32GB of additional storage. There is a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It also packs a 2,350mAh removable battery.

The Moto C Plus, on the other hand, offers 5-inch 720p display. Powering the smartphone is a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, a Mali-T720 GPU for graphics, and 1GB of RAM. It includes 16GB of internal memory, which can expand up to 32GB using a microSD card slot. In terms of optics, it sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera and a 2-megapixel selfie camera. Inside is also a big 4,000mAh battery. Both the handsets miss out on the fingerprint scanner, though.

We are expecting the Moto C 4G variant to cost somewhere around Rs 7,000. If that happens to be the case, it will compete with the likes of Chinese brands like Xiaomi and Coolpad.

Tanmay Patange

Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. His experience ranges from writing all thing tech, and sometimes with a pinch of salt. He admires Silicon Valley and HBO Newsroom the most and has a dream of becoming the next Will McAvoy some day. Contact him at [email protected].