Aside from unveiling the Moto G5 and G5 Plus back at MWC 2017, Lenovo has been relatively quiet when it comes to the company’s Moto-branded smartphones. Well, it appears the Chinese company is preparing to launch a slew of new Moto devices this year. In fact, there may be as many as nine of them across five different series.
This bit of information comes from a leaked presentation slide showcasing these nine smartphones. They are divided into five series: Moto Z, Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, as well as the affordable Moto C series.
Motorola 2017 [via tip] pic.twitter.com/qahD9PIxrD
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 14, 2017
Naturally, there will be two Moto Z devices this year: the Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play. As the higher-end device of the two, the Z Force will come with a ShatterShield display along with 1Gbps LTE capability. Aside from that, both the Z Force and Z Play will also support the many Moto Mods currently in the market.
A tier down is the Moto X4, which is a rather interesting device. According to the presentation slide, it will sport a 5.2-inch Full HD display, “SmartCam,” as well as a 3D Glass body. Other rumoured specifications of the Moto X4 include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, IP68 rating, and a generous 3,800mAh battery.
Let's stop calling it "Moto X 2017," eh? pic.twitter.com/dBnUr5n7CU
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 13, 2017
And then there’s the Moto GS and GS+. Yes, it seems like these two devices will join the Moto G5 and G5 Plus as Moto’s 2017 G series smartphones. In terms of hardware, the GS and GS+ are said to feature 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch 1080p displays respectively; the latter will allegedly feature a dual-camera setup too.
Moving further down the price point is the Moto E series. Two devices are in this series, and they’re simply dubbed the Moto E and Moto E Plus. The Moto E comes with a 5-inch 720p display, while the bigger Moto E Plus features a 5.5-inch HD display with a very generous 5,000mAh battery.
Finally, we have the most affordable range: the Moto C series. Both the Moto C and Moto C Plus feature 5-inch displays – although the C Plus has a higher resolution – and a 4,000mAh battery is found in the latter. Needless to say, the Moto C series is aimed at those looking for a budget-friendly smartphone.
Currently, there’s no telling when – or if – Lenovo will officially announce these Moto devices. However, over the past few months, we notice that the company has been registering a number of mysterious smartphones in SIRIM. Chances are, Malaysia may be one of the first countries to see the launch of these new Moto devices – only time will tell if this is indeed the case.