Motorola targets developing markets with dirt cheap Moto C

Motorola, in a classic move, has unveiled a pair of budget smartphones - Moto C and Moto C Plus. These are not Flagships, nor are they extremely capable midrange devices, they are affordable, suitable for those needing a phone but not wanting or needing the bells and whistles. While the upcoming Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus are rumored to come with metal bodies, the Moto C and Moto C Plus smartphones sport the polycarbonate shell. The smartphones will be called the Moto C and Moto C Plus.

The C Plus, on the other hand, takes things up a notch with a 5-inch HD display, an 8MP rear camera, 16GB of storage, 1 or 2GB of RAM, and a massive 4,000mAh battery. Sharing some details on the specifications of the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus, Quandt claimed that the phones will feature 5.5-inch HD display, 13-megapixel camera at the back, and a 5-megapixel front camera.

Meanwhile, the Moto C Plus adds to the recipe even more - as per Lenovo's previous Moto "Plus" naming convention, this isn't a bigger phone, it has a better spec instead. The rear camera gets a resolution bump to 8 megapixels, and you'll get LED flash to boot. The phone comes in four colors- Metallic Cherry, Pearl White, Fine Gold or Starry Black, however, the availability will vary by country. The smartphone is powered by a 1.1 GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core chipset coupled with 1 GB of RAM.

The Motorola Moto C flaunts a 5-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.

The two handsets go on sale "this spring" in the United Kingdom, as well as various countries across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. In fact, the last leak was yesterday, where the C and C Plus were shown alongside Motorola's other (unannounced) 2017 phones. Also, there is only a 16GB internal storage version, there is no C Plus with 8GB of native storage. The handsets will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. Is Moto C Plus 120 euros, and the price includes two slots for SIM-cards, microSD slot, Android OS 7 from Google and plastic case. Regarding dimensions, Moto C Plus measures 144 x 72.3 x 10 mm and weighs 162 grams. Moto C supports only 3G network but there is a 4G network version of the C variant.

  • Arturo Norris