Lenovo has recently unveiled a brand new mid-range device under the Moto branding: the Moto M. Unlike the Moto Z and Moto Z Play – which have landed in Malaysia – the Moto M sports a different design language; it also doesn’t support the many Moto Mods available to the former two devices.
On the surface, the Moto M is your average mid-range Android smartphone. It features a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, a MediaTek Helio P15 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, an 8MP front-facing shooter, as well as a 3,050mAh battery. The Moto M also has an all-metal body and a rear fingerprint sensor.
Interestingly enough, Lenovo Malaysia registered a device with the model number “XT1663” on SIRIM back in 21 October 2016. A quick google search revealed that this is very likely the Moto M, suggesting that Lenovo Malaysia may be working to bring in the new device into Malaysia.
At the time of this writing, the Moto M is only available in China; it’s currently on sale in the country for 1,999 Chinese yuan (about RM1,245). That being said, seeing how the device has been registered with SIRIM, we wouldn’t be surprised if it will eventually be sold in Malaysia as well.