When Lenovo purchased Motorola from Google some time ago now, many were wondering what the Chinese brand intended to do with Motorola. Of course, we all know what Lenovo had in mind for the Motorola brand, and since then we've seen many more models of the Moto X, Moto G and now Moto Z devices launch than Motorola might have done before they were bought by Lenovo. The Moto M is an upcoming smartphone that has leaked out a number of times over the last few weeks, and while we've seen photos of the device in the wild, we're now getting a clear look at the design of the phone thanks to accessory manufacturer, Skinomi.
Skinomi has put up the Moto M on their website, with a range of different screen protectors and skins that will be available for the device once it launches. These listings from Skinomi don't offer us any more information about the phone itself, but it is nice to see the design of the device in much clearer images than we've seen before. Those that have seen the Huawei Nova Plus might see some similarities between the two phones, but it's clear that the Moto M will be a more traditional phone than other Moto products. The XT1662 version of the phone that we've seen leak out a number of times before is apparently heading to China only, and will be propped up by Microsoft apps and services. As for the device itself, it's a 5.5-inch affair that will be running a MediaTek CPU and feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, itself something of a first for a Motorola device.
The Moto M might not launch here in the West, but it seems to be something of a successor to the Moto X. We have the Moto G4 on sale across much of the world, but there's nothing in between it and the Moto Z line, the everyday, down to earth Moto M might be that device. With a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a fingerprint sensor, it wouldn't be a bad device to help bridge that gap in the Moto lineup.