Specs and rendered images of Motorola's Moto C and Moto C plus, both low-end, ultra-budget smartphones, have leaked, poised to become the phone manufacturer's most affordable handsets yet.
The move, however, is odd, considering that the company is still quite bruising Lenovo's finances, it's parent company, and the ride since Motorola's acquisition hasn't exactly been smooth-sailing all the time.
Be that as it may, the company is still intent on coming out with phones that will presumably, this time, fill the needs of smartphone surveyors with budgetary constraints.
Moto C And Moto C Plus Specs
Both the Moto C and Moto C Plus are targeted for first-time smartphone buyers, as reported by Evan Blass of VentureBeat, trusted smartphone tipster. Both handsets sport a 5-inch display, which is odd, considering "Plus" variants often come with a much bigger screen. The "Plus" in this scenario apparently refers to a specs bump, since the Moto C Plus sports 720p resolution against the Moto C's lower-resolution 480p screen, which is strikingly low but apt for its budget smartphone category.
Apart from a higher-resolution screen, the Plus variant also features 4G LTE connectivity and a 64-bit 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. The standard Moto C, meanwhile, will sport a 32-bit processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. Both chips will be provided by MediaTek. There is, however, an option for a 4G-capable Moto C, and it features the same 64-bit chip on the Moto C Plus albeit at a lower clock speed of 1.1 GHz.
Moto C And Moto C Plus: Differences In RAM
The Moto C will only have 1 GB of RAM, even for the 4G version, but the Moto C Plus will have 2 GB.
There is, however a catch: the RAM on the Moto C Plus will vary from region to region, so there's a chance that the Moto C Plus could ship with only 1 GB of RAM in some markets.
In terms of onboard storage, the Moto C comes with either 8 or 16 GB capacity, while the Moto C Plus has 16 GB. All variants will have expandable storage, though up to what capacity is something that remains to be announced.
The Moto C Plus is a battery powerhouse with its 4,000 mAh capacity, which is a lot considering that its specs won't drain the battery too much. The standard Moto C, meanwhile, sports a significantly lower 2,350 mAh battery capacity.
Front And Rear Cameras
Now for the cameras: on the back of the Moto C is a 5-megapixel camera with flash, but autofocus functionality will only be available on the 4G version. It also has a 2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. The camera on the front of the Moto C Plus is the same as its standard sibling, but the rear camera is bumped up to 8 megapixels.
Both phones will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat off the bat, which is an impressive feat given the minimal specs of the two. Final pricing and availability are yet to be announced, but expect them to be really cheap.
Both handsets will ship in a number of colorways, including black, white, gold, and red.
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