Lenovo's Moto brand launched the Moto M smartphone at an event in Mumbai on Wednesday, and the company has made it available on Flipkart from Thursday. The Moto M comes in two RAM/storage variants - 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage - and is priced at Rs. 15,999 and Rs. 17,999 respectively. Flipkart has additionally listed some launch offers to make the purchase of the new smartphone very lucrative.
Flipkart has enabled an exchange offer on the Moto M allowing buyers to swap their old phones for the Moto M, with the discount going up to a maximum of Rs. 15,000. This Moto M exchange discount depends upon the type of phone exchanged. The e-commerce giant is offering an additional Rs. 2,000 off over and above the regular exchange discount as well.
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If you purchase the Moto M using an Axis Bank Buzz credit card, you are entitled to an extra 5 percent off, and a Rs 1,000 cashback if you purchase the smartphone using a Citi credit card. Flipkart is also offering EMIs starting from as low as Rs. 776 per month. For the 64GB variant, EMIs start at Rs. 873 per month and supports almost all major banks. Flipkart is also offering the Motorola Pulse 2 wired headset and a chevron shock proof case for the Moto M with a discount of up to 32 percent if purchased along with the Moto M smartphone.
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The Moto M is Motorola's first all-metal smartphone, and the key features include a fingerprint sensor and Dolby Atmos support. The Moto M smartphone features a 5.5-inch IPS display with 2.5D curved glass and full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution. It is powered by the 2.2GHz quad-core MediaTek Helio P15 processor, supports Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM), and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. For storage expansion, Moto M users can slip microSD cards of up to 128GB capacity in the secondary SIM card slot.
On the optics front, Moto M has a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. The Moto M connectivity suite includes Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, 4G VoLTE (with support for Indian LTE bands), USB Type-C (USB 3.1), and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Moto M's battery is rated at 3050mAh and supports fast-charging; the smartphone measures 151.35x75.35x7.85mm and weighs 163 grams.