Report: Lenovo's Moto M Will Only Be Available In China

The Moto M has been rumoured quite a lot over the past few days and has already been noted passing through TENAA revealing the new device's design. According to another rumor though, the Moto M isn't the only device that's being developed, with another larger device dubbed the Moto M Plus also currently being prepared for launch.

From what's been revealed so far, Lenovo's latest Moto device is expected to feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which will likely please consumers who feel front-positioned fingerprint scanners (like on the Moto Z line) ruin the overall design. When looking at the leaked images, the device appears to be reminiscent of the Moto G4 but lacks certain Moto design elements such as their trademark Moto dimple on the rear. This is most likely due to the fact that the Moto M will be manufacturer by Lenovo instead of the Motorola subsidiary. Lenovo does appear to have made some improvements over the Moto G4's design though, with the body now being made out of aluminium instead of plastic.

Regarding the spec sheet, the smaller Moto M is expected to feature a 4.6-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution along with MediaTek's MT6750 octa-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz. Accompanying the processor is 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Regarding the camera, the device is expected to feature a 16-megapixel shooter on the rear and an 8-megapixel selfie sensor up front. The Moto M Plus, on the other hand features near identical specs with the main difference being the larger 5.5-inch display and a bigger 3,000 mAh battery. Both devices are expected to come running Android 6.0. (Marshmallow) straight out of the box.

Unfortunately, for those who like the look of this device and are keen to get their hands on it, a new report out of TechDroider seems to be confirming that this device will only be available in China. Likewise, the same report details that the Moto M will make use of Lenovo's One UI instead of the stock Android experience that many Moto users have become accustomed to. The use of the One UI would seem to be further confirm that the Moto M is primarily designed for the Chinese market.

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