Lenovo is working on a new Moto M smartphone which has already passed through TENNA certification in China. Now, photos of the device have surfaced online, seemingly confirming the upcoming handset’s hardware specifications.
The photos were first published by TechDroider earlier today, and they clearly show the “Moto” logo in front of the device. The photos only show the front of the device, but it does confirm that the handset will come with an aluminum body and its fingerprint sensor will be on its back. Fingerprint sensors are typically placed at the bottom part of the Moto devices' front side. This time around, the bottom section only has the “Moto” logo.
The photos also show that the new Lenovo Moto smartphone has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The operating system listed on the photos clearly indicates that it’s running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and not 7.0 Nougat.
The TENNA certification has listed the device as having a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display and will be powered by a 2.2GHz MediaTek processor. The TENNA certification also indicated that the device will be available with 64GB of internal storage and that it will come equipped with 16- and 8-megapixel cameras.
The upcoming Moto M phone, which has the model number XT1662, is expected to be a mid-range device, as pointed out by Android Authority. Perhaps Lenovo is giving consumers a more affordable option since the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are quite expensive.
Although the handset is a Moto-branded smartphone, Lenovo decided to manufacture it instead of Motorola Mobility. This also explains why the device comes with a different design and why it will exclusively be released in Asia later this year.
There’s no indication of a release date just yet, but the 5.5-inch phone is expected to launch alongside a smaller 4.7-inch Lenovo Moto M smartphone (model number XT1663) as well.