As expected, Lenovo launched the Moto M smartphone in China on Tuesday. The smartphone is now listed on the company site as well as Lenovo's China store, where it will become available for sale alongside other e-commerce sites from Friday. The smartphone is priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 19,700), and comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back and an 8-megapixel front camera.
The Moto M retains the capsule-like camera module at the back seen on most Moto smartphones these days. The Moto M sports a full metal unibody design with antenna bands running on the top and bottom edges. The volume and power buttons are on the right edge, and the navigation buttons are fitted on screen. Because the fingerprint sensor is housed right below the camera capsule, the Moto logo has shifted to the bottom of the device. The smartphone will be available in Gold and Silver colour variants.
This listing has gone live soon after the promotional images were leaked. The design and build pretty much resonates with what has been leaked earlier. As for specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) Moto M runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and sports mid-range specifications with a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass. It is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P15 SoC with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The smartphone offers 32GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.
For photography, the Moto M sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, an f/2.0 aperture, and PDAF. There's also a 8-megapixel front sensor for video chats and selfie photography. The smartphone packs a 3050mAh battery to keep the lights on, and also comes with support for fast charging.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE (with support for Indian LTE bands), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (USB 3.1), and 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and magnetometer.
The listing claims that the Moto M comes with a double layer nano-coating to protect it from drizzle, spills and splashes. It weighs in at 163 grams, measures 151.35x73.35x7.85mm, and also features Dolby Atmos-powered audio.