Lenovo had introduced several devices under the ‘Moto’ brand this year, ranging from the entry-level Moto G4 Play, and mid-range Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, all the way to the high-end Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones. In addition to all the aforementioned models, yet another Moto-branded device is expected to land soon, the Moto Z Play. That’s not it though, two ‘Moto M’ smartphones have leaked quite recently, the Moto M got listed on GFXBench yesterday, and it was just (reportedly) certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC) along with the Moto M Plus (at least reports claim that will be its name). Thanks to those two listings, we now not only know what these two devices will look like, but what specs they will sport, do keep in mind that we were unable to locate those phones on TENAA, so we're basing the following info based on reports.
These two handsets will look identical on the outside it seems, though their display size will be different, of course. The Moto M devices will be made out of metal, as you can see in the images down below. The ‘Moto’ branding is placed below the display of these two devices, while the phones will also ship with a fingerprint scanner on the back, along with the Motorola logo. The power / lock and volume rocker keys will be placed on the right-hand side of these two phones, while the SIM tray will be available on the left. The camera will protrude on the back, not by much though. Now, as far as specs are concerned, we do have more spec info when it comes to the Moto M as it was listed on GFXBench yesterday, Moto M Plus’ specs are still somewhat unknown, but chances are these two devices will be quite similar aside from the display and battery size.
The Moto M is said to sport a 4.6-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phone will be fueled by MediaTek’s MT6750 64-bit octa-core processor running at 1.9GHz, along with the Mali-T860 GPU for graphics. The 16-megapixel snapper will be available on the back of the Moto M, and an 8-megapixel shooter will be placed on the phone’s front side. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on this smartphone, and on top of it, you’ll be able to find a couple of ‘Moto’ apps. The Moto M Plus, on the other hand, will come with a 5.5-inch fullHD display, and a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. Now, do keep in mind that these two devices were listed under the same model number, which is quite odd, so take this info with a grain of salt.