Motorola Moto C and Moto C Plus lower the bar even more

It may be a bit counter-intuitive, but as Motorola works backwards through the alphabet with their device model designations they are also chasing customers who demand less and less from a smartphone. Some have even described Motorola’s latest move as one squarely targeted at first time smartphone buyers, which is surely a small and shrinking market. The newest devices slated to be unveiled by Motorola are the Moto C and Moto C Plus, a pair of devices with a dizzying array of possible configurations made up of some very low level hardware.

Motorola is following in their own path set with the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus in that both of the new C-series devices will come with 5-inch displays. The vast majority of differences will be comprised of internal components. One item that users will see differently is the resolution of the display with the Moto C getting an 854 x 480 resolution screen while the Moto C Plus jumps up to a 1280 x 720 resolution.

Powering the devices, which will be blessed with Android Nougat, will be quad-core MediaTek processors. The specific processor will vary from 32-bit units to 64-bit units at different clock speeds depending on what other hardware is present. Likewise, RAM will vary from 1GB for the Moto C to 1-2GB for the Moto C Plus. Storage for the Moto C will be either 8GB or 16GB with the Moto C Plus getting 16GB.

Cameras will range from 5MP or 8MP rear-facing depending on whether one gets the Moto C or Moto C Plus respectively, but front-facing cameras will be 2MP no matter which version of the phone is purchased. Users will also have to contend with a selection of 4G capability for either device or possibly a 3G version in the Moto C.

One area where the devices will vary from each other is in the battery with the Moto C getting a 2350mAh unit while the Moto C Plus will get a battery beefed up to 4000mAh.

The devices are expected to be available in black, white, gold and red. No pricing information is available yet, but these should be very affordable when they hit the market.

source: Venture Beat


About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.