Lenovo-owned Motorola has been a roll recently with the flagship Moto Z series complete with attachable hardware enhancements courtesy of the Moto Mods line, and also the budget-friendly but still powerful Moto G4. There have been rumors for some weeks of a new device in the Moto family, the Moto M, and now we are seeing the potential specs coming out and there are some nice surprises.
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As you can see in the previously leaked image above, the Moto M is expected to come with an all-metal build, which would be a nice addition to the Moto series. Is the design a little uninspired? One could argue that for sure, however as the Moto M looks to fall in the midrange market it is exciting to see a phone with a potentially solid build quality often reserved for more premium models. The newly leaked specs are where things get a bit more interesting.
First off, we are looking at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which is an octa-core ship clocked at 2.0GHz. This will be paired with an Adreno 506 GPU and what is rumored to be a 5.5-inch 1080p display (however, the display is not included in this new specsheet).
The Moto M is expected to be released in China as well as other markets, but some of the specs will differ depending on those locations. It’s expected that the Chinese variant will come with 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while in other markets we will see 3GB of DDR3 RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It should be noted that no matter the location, both phones will support expandable storage of up to 128GB with a microSD card.
What may prove to be the most exciting aspect of the Moto M is the battery as this new leak indicates rapid-charging 5100mAh battery will be included. This would be very exciting indeed especially when paired with the other specs mentioned above and the fact that long-lasting batteries is among the most important buying factor for customers.
While the release date, and of course the specs, remain unconfirmed until an official announcement is made, December 2016 looks to be the expected timeframe for the Moto M. One disappointing part of the specs is that the Moto M looks to arrive with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and not Android 7.0 Nougat. However, it’s possible to see a Nougat update sometime by February 2017, according to the leaked information.
As always, we will keep an eye out for any more updates, but it shouldn’t be much longer until we see an official announcement. Are you excited for the upcoming Moto M?