Following the Moto Z, Lenovo has launched a new mid-range device that’s called the Moto M. While the Moto G4 resembles closely to its flagship model, the Moto M looks like a typical mid-range smartphone from China.
Design wise, it looks like something you would get from Huawei/honor with a rounded all-metal body and it gets a full HD 5.5″ AMOLED screen tucked under a 2.5D glass. For quicker unlocking, it has a fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear underneath its camera module. Since it is target for the Chinese market, the fingerprint sensor also supports Alipay.
Under the hood, it gets a MediaTek Helio P15 processor which is basically an updated version of the mid-range P10 powerhouse. It has 8-cores running at 2.2GHz mated with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Storage wise it has 32GB on-board which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD.
For taking pictures, the Moto M has a 16MP f/2.0 main camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash while the front gets an 8MP camera with beautification features. In the audio department, the Moto M also gets Dolby Atmos enhancement which is standard on most new Lenovo smartphones. Keeping the lights on is a non-removable 3,050mAh battery that charges via USB Type-C. It isn’t a waterproof device but it gets a nano-coating for splash/spill resistance.
Out of the box, it still runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and it also supports dual SIM cards on its hybrid tray slot. The Moto M is officially priced at 1,999CNY which is around RM1,232.
According to a recent report, Lenovo could be ditching its own Lenovo smartphone brand in favour of “Moto”. The Moto M could be the first step for its home base in China. Lenovo was once a top brand in their home country but lately, it has disappeared from the top 5 list. Will the switch to Moto turn things around? Only time will tell.