Motorola’s Moto range will add a new model this year with the Moto C to take the place of the Moto E as the companies entry level phone.
The leak comes through noted leaker Evan Blass via Venture Beat, who says that the Moto C, will, like the recently rereshed Moto G line, come in both a standard and plus model – the Moto C and Moto C Plus. Both models will be released in black, white, gold, and red as seen below in this render of the Moto C Plus:
The phones will feature 5″ displays, with the lower end Moto C coming with an 854 x 480 resolution, while the Moto C Plus will at least get a 720P HD display.
Under the hood, Mediatek processors will run the show, with a 32-bit 1.3GHz processor with 1GB of RAM powering the Moto C, while the Moto C Plus will get a 64-bit version of the Mediatek processor running at the same clock speed, though with between 1GB – 2GB of RAM.
The Moto C will come in either 8GB or 16GB of storage, while the Moto C Plus will have 16GB minimum. Both models of the Moto C will have microSD card storage.
That extra storage from the microSD card slot will come in handy for pictures, with the Moto C featuring a 5MP rear camera, which will apparently offer fixed focus on 3G, while 4G connections get auto-focus. The Moto C Plus will be getting an 8MP rear camera. Both phones will come with a 2MP front-facing selfie cam.
While the Moto C will come with a disappointing 2350mAh battery, the Moto C Plus is expected to impress everyone with a 4,000mAh battery.
According to VentureBeat’s source, the Moto C Plus will be strictly a 4G/LTE handset, while the Moto C will come in both 3G and 4G models.
No released details have been announced for the Moto C line, nor which markets it will be launched in. We’re looking forward to the impending launch of the Moto G line here in Australia, but it’s always good to see another low-cost option.