Moto Green Pomelo Android Mid-Ranger Out In China For $240

The Chinese division of Motorola Mobility debuted a new smartphone in the form of the Moto Green Pomelo, a compact device meant to compete in the mid-range market segment, sporting a price tag of 1,599 yuan, which translates to just over $240 by today's currency exchange rates. The Moto Green Pomelo is equipped with a 5.2-inch LCD panel boasting a Full HD resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels amounting to a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. The handset is powered by the Snapdragon 430, Qualcomm's mid-range SoC equipped with the Adreno 505 GPU and a quad-core CPU clocked at a maximum operating frequency of 1.4GHz. Its silicon is backed by 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal flash memory which can be expanded via a dedicated microSD card slot by up to 128GB. The Moto Green Pomelo also comes with two Nano SIM card trays and is compatible with contemporary 4G LTE networks, as well as Bluetooth 4.2.

Motorola's new offering is characterized by a somewhat conventional design, featuring regularly sized bezels, rounded corners, and a convex rear plate meant to make the device easier and more comfortable to hold. Its name appears to be a reference to a pomelo logo found near the bottom of its back panel. The smartphone's bottom bezel features a physical Home button which also doubles as a fingerprint reader, with its top one accommodating a 16-megapixel camera with a pixel size of 1.0μm mounted behind a lens featuring an f/2.0 aperture and being accompanied by a regular LED flash. The rear camera setup of the Moto Green Pomelo is largely identical, except that it also comes with autofocus support. The Android mid-ranger is 150 x 73.4 x 8.24mm in size and weighs 157g, being designed to have a small physical footprint.

A 3,000mAh battery is also part of the package and while it isn't removable, it ships with support for 15W Turbo Fast Charging, according to the Lenovo-owned original equipment manufacturer. The Moto Green Pomelo runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with ZUI 3.1 on top of it, suggesting that this particular model will never make its way outside of the Far Eastern country, the only market where ZUI is a somewhat popular choice among consumers. Motorola's new smartphone is offered in Cool Black and Rose Gold color options and can be purchased directly from the phone maker.

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