Motorola launches Moto C and Moto C Plus smartphones
17 May, 2017, 09:31 | Author: Kristi Walker
There are two new budget Motorola smartphones - say hello to the super affordable Moto C and Moto C Plus. Although these are on the new lowest-end of Motorola's lineup, the Moto C could make for the ideal smartphone for first-time Android users or as a backup burner device... Also, do check this space as there are more Motorola smartphone launches coming ahead. The devices will be available in markets in Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific and there is no indication that will expand over time, so USA consumers will be out of luck.
Moto C and Moto C Plus are expected to release in India this June at a rough price of ₹ 6,200 and ₹ 8,300. It also has 16GB of onboard storage with the option to expand it up to 32GB provided you have a microSD card. Both these cameras are come accompanied with LED flash for capturing images even in low light conditions.
The Moto C is the more basic of the two devices with a 5-inch display running at only 854 x 480 resolution.
The Moto C series, on the other hand, has been leaked several times in the past. The Moto C (3G) is available in Black and White starting at €89 ($97), while the 4G variant starts at €99 ($109) in Black, White, Cherry or Gold. The photo shows that the new Moto X4 will come with a 5.2-inch display, 3D Glass and SmartCam.
The Moto C is powered by the MediaTek MT6580m system-on-chip (SoC), a 32-bit piece of silicon with four cores clocked at 1.3GHz and the Mali 400 GPU.
I bet you are already aware of the Moto C series.
There's a 5 MP primary camera with a 74-degree field of view, fixed focus lens and an LED flash.
Moto C Plus supports 4G LTE to give an added advantage over Moto C. Both phones run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box, support dual SIM cards and lack a fingerprint scanner. The company claims that the smartphone can offer up to 30 hours of battery backup and it also supports fast charging.
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