Motorola has launched the third generation Moto E budget-friendly smartphone in the UK, but it will hit the stores in September. The Lenovo Vibe C2 is expected to be launched as Moto E 2016 and it was already unveiled in Russia.
The Moto E 2015 came with a 4.5-inch and Motorola (now owned by Lenovo) has increased its size up to 5-inch, and its resolution was upgraded from 540 x 960 pixels to 1280 x 720 pixels. Its body dimensions haven’t been specified, and we don’t know if the design will be changed, but according to The Verge, the new model will have a smudge-resistant display. Also, the battery will have a capacity of 2,800mAh and the rear camera has been upgraded from 5MP to 8MP, but the type of processor that will power it hasn’t been specified. The Moto E 2016 will cost £99 (Rs 8,812) when it will be released in September.
As for the Vibe C2 that is believed to be the Moto E 2016, the phone was launched in Russia and its specs include a 5-inch display supporting 1280 x 720 pixels, a MediaTek MT6735P chip with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.0GHz and backed by Mali-T720MP2 graphics and 1GB of RAM, as well as two variants of internal memories of 8GB and 16GB, which can be expanded. The phone supports two SIM cards and 4G LTE, and while the primary camera is 8MP, the other has a resolution of 5MP. The battery has a capacity of 2,750mAh and the operating system that will come pre-installed on it is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but it will be skinned by Lenovo’s Vibe UI.
The previous Moto E 2015 was available in two variants of internal configurations: the 3G model had a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chip with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and an Adreno 302 GPU, while the LTE model has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and an Adreno 306 GPU. However, both variants support 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, which is expandable up to 32GB.
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