The firm Motorola, currently in the hands of the Lenovo company, would be planning the launch of a new line of smart phones Android under the label bike that could be even cheaper than the recently launched Moto G5 and G5 Plus., and whose name could be C Moto and Moto C Plus.
The sound occurs just after the publication of a market report prepared by TrendForce which designates an annual loss of 20% for Lenovo. Among the different causes of that decline the difficult integration of Motorola would be in the company, so the new plan apuntarías towards their empowerment in certain markets, especially in China.
They would be the next C Moto and Moto C Plus
The news of the launch of these new smartphones Motorola’s low-cost has come at the hands of the popular Evan “@evleaks” Blass, VentureBeat who, besides the information, has also published the renderings of both phones which you can see on these lines. As you might expect, the identity of its sources has not been disclosed.
According to this information of Blass, both Moto C and C Plus will have five-inch screens and come with Android 7.0 Nougat. However, the interior of both smartphones will be very different.
The Moto C will be launched in 3 G and 4 G models which will have a 854 x 480 screen. The 3G model will have a four-core processor nameless MediaTek’s 32-bit with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz, while the 4G version will have a 64-bit processor running at 1.1 GHz.
The Moto C will have only 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB or 16 GB of storage, along with a rear 5 MP camera, a 2 MP front camera and a battery of 2,350 mAh.
Moto C Plus
The high-end Bike C Plus will only sell as a 4 G according to Blass device. You will have a screen resolution of 1280 x 720, a processor MediaTek’s 64-bit with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz, 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. You will also need a primary 8 MP camera, a 2 MP front camera and a 4,000 mAh battery.
Price and availability
Both the C Moto and Moto C Plus will be available in three finishes: black, white, gold and red.
The information does not include when where these new smartphones will go on sale or not what will be its price. However, be certain the filtration of Blass, it is likely the new Moto C and C Plus have a price much lower than the current G5 Moto and Moto G5 Plus, on sale in Europe from €199.
The strategy of Lenovo – Motorola
As we already pointed out yesterday, bad figures from Lenovo, Motorola currently owns, would be leading the company to initiate a new strategy which would pay greater attention to a line of phones from low – medium cost, as markets emerging and important, especially China.
After its acquisition to Google in 2014 for a total of $ 2.91 million, just Moto Z has been an oxygen balloon for Lenovo (more than one million units sold), and remains as one of the most popular devices. However, sales of Motorola products / Lenovo continued dropping to 23% between the last quarter and the last quarter of 2015 2016.
Now, a year later, between the last quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017, TrendForce report notes that Lenovo has been a 30%, and collects an annual loss of 20%.
Thus, one of the strategies to revitalize those numbers would go through look towards China and go progressively replacing products Lenovo and Zuk, for Motorola products. Accordingly, it is likely that the new Moto Moto C Plus and C are launched in emerging markets (China, India, Viet Nam, etc), which does not rule out that also make their appearance in Europe and the United States. For the moment, we will have to wait to see what direction take Lenovo.