Rumor: Moto M (U.S.) Specs & Release Date Leak Out

Lenovo's Moto team has been on a smartphone launching spree of late. The company has already launched a bunch of smartphones this year, but it looks like there could still be a couple more devices in the offing from the Lenovo-owned brand before we’re done with 2016. The Moto M and the Moto M Plus have been rumored heavily over the past few weeks, and we’ve already seen some leaked renders of the upcoming device. Just yesterday, we got a glimpse of what’s said to be a live image of the Moto M’s retail box, as well as a look at what seems to be the home screen of the stock launcher on the upcoming smartphone. Some of the key hardware specs of the device have also been leaked online in the recent past.

Now, however, in what may be a slight twist in the tale, a new report seems to suggest that the specs that were rumored earlier is for the Moto M model that’s meant for the Chinese market. According to the report, the Moto M meant for the U.S. market will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) instead of the MediaTek MT6755 that is expected to be present inside the Chinese-spec device. The Snapdragon 625 is a mid-range SoC from Qualcomm that comes with an integrated 64-bit octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at a maximum of 2GHz, and an Adreno 506 GPU clocked at 550MHz. The U.S.-bound model is also expected to come with 3 or 4GB of RAM, alongside 32GB of built-in storage. Thankfully, though, users will have the option to add a micro SD card of up to 128GB in capacity to store all those space-consuming media files.

Another interesting revelation is about the battery capacity. The U.S. version will apparently come with a 5,100mAh battery that’s said to offer a talk-time of over 78 hours. The latest leak also reveals a few extra bits of details about the upcoming device, as can be seen from the image below. The Moto M will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed, while a 1.5 watt speaker will take care of the audio. The device will also apparently have a whole bunch of sensors, including vibration, gravity, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer. The device is expected to launch in the U.S. this December, but there’s no word on the possible price-tag at this point in time.

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