As expected, Motorola has sent out media invites for a launch event in Mumbai on December 13, where it will be launching the Moto M. The invite comes with a tagline, “Mesmerizing, masterful, majestic (just like you),” followed by a sketch of a smartphone’s back panel. The pill-shaped camera module and the circular fingerprint scanner is all the evidence we require to guess that the upcoming smartphone is the Moto M. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in July 2021: Mi Notebook 14, Asus VivoBook 14, and moreAlso Read - Lenovo Legion 5 Pro launches with Ryzen 5000 CPU, brings Legion Ultimate Support service
The Moto M was launched in China last month, and it boasts a metal unibody design. It is also among the first Motorola smartphones where the fingerprint scanner is placed at the back. Another talking point of the smartphone is the built-in Dolby ATMOS support, and the nano coating that can save the phone from an accidental splash of water.
Moto M price
The Moto M is available in China with a price tag of RMB 1,999, which roughly translates to Rs 19,700. If the Lenovo-owned company were to stick to this price segment, the Moto M would face competition from the likes of the Honor 8 Smart and the Xiaomi Mi 5 to name a few.
Moto M specifications
The Moto M features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass. Under the hood runs a MediaTek Helio P15 quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and paired with Mali T860MP2 GPU and 4GB of RAM. There is 32GB onboard storage on offer, which can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card.
For photography, the Moto M is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and PDAF support, while up front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone also features a 3,050mAh battery with Turbo Charging support, and connectivity options like dual-SIM support (hybrid setup), 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, USB Type-C port, NFC, and 3.5mm audio jack. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but is expected to soon be updated to Android Nougat.