Motorola Just Launched Affordable Moto E5 To Take On Samsung And Xiaomi

While the now Lenovo owned company is trying to claim flagship market share, it looks like the company has still not forgotten one of its most sold series. The company recently launched an update to its Moto E lineup in the country.

With two models Moto E5 and E5 Plus, the new phones come with some much-needed updates to their older counterparts. The Moto E5 comes with a new 5.7 inch 18:9 display with 1440 x 720 resolution and the E5 Plus will come with a larger 6-inch screen with the same resolution. E5 has 2GB of RAM and it runs on entry-level Snapdragon 425 processor and has a quite sizable 4000 mAh battery.

E5 Plus will come with 3 GB RAM and Snapdragon 430 processor and 32 GB of built-in storage.

Camera wise, the E5 has a single 13 Mp f2.0 camera on its back and the E5 Plus will come with a 12 megapixel f2.0 camera the  E5 will have an impressive 5000 mAh battery but be ready for large recharge timing because none of the phones support fast charging.

Coming to prices, the Moto E5 will cost $145 (Rs 9999) and the larger ( and higher spec’d) E5 Plus will cost around $175 (Rs 11,999) Considering both Samsung and Xiaomi have good phones in this price range, Moto will have a decent competition to face.

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Motorola’s X4 is Probably The Best Looking Phone The Company Has Ever Made

After some detailed leaks and teasers, Moto X4 has made its debut at the ongoing IFA 2017. Along with too many unique features, it has support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Nonetheless, no worries for avid Googlers, it does have Google assistant and all the services from it.

The debuted candidate has its flair in two good looking colors, Super Black and Sterling Blue. The phone has metal unibody with round-shaped ring protection, and Motorola batwing logo below it. A fingerprint scanner is underneath the home button just like the recently launched Moto G5S. The volume and the power keys both are situated on the right edge. It shines with on-screen navigation buttons, a USB Type-C port, and a regular 3.5mm audio jack added at the bottom edge.

The Moto X4 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat at 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS IPS display with 424ppi pixel and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Just like the recently launched Galaxy Note 8, the screen is slightly curved. Apart from that, the phone has 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC processor, Adreno 508 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Internal storage is 32GB. And card slot is supported up to 2TB. In some regions, a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option is also expected.

It’s dual camera setup houses one 12-megapixel dual auto-focus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels and another 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor with a 120-degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture, and 1.12-micron pixels, which has color correlated temperature (CCT) dual-LED flash and PDAF.

Ultra-wide angle shot, professional mode, depth detection and depth effects, selective Focus, selective Black & White (beta), background replacement (beta), spot color, landmark/object recognition, scan excellence, panorama mode, slow-motion recording, and best shot are only a few of its features. Also, a 16-megapixel selfie sensor with flash support, f/2.0 aperture, and 1-micron pixels are at the front with an adaptive low light mode.

The Moto X4 has a 3000mAh battery. Doesn’t seem fine but they claim it to last all day, It supports fast charging (six hours of power in 15 minutes). NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual band, 2.4GHz, and 5GHz), GPS, GLONASS, 4G LTE, and FM radio are also there in this 148.35×73.4×7.99mm smartphone that weighs 163 grams.

If you still ask for more, it has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. Seems like Motorola has no plan to lack in anything for the inclusion of possible features. This 399 EUR phone going for sale in Europe this month, followed by other regions onward.

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Looks Like Moto X4 Just Can’t Stop Leaking

Leaks are showering all around as Moto X4 is likely to launch in late August. When recently a heap of its live images hit the Internet, those were audaciously unraveling all facets of yet unannounced Moto X4. This effort has its courtesy to Brazilian site Tudocelular, which purportedly focused Moto X4’s thick side profile and confirmed an inclusion of a 3.5mm audio jack at its bottom panel, removing the fear of Moto following Apple-Google path of ditching the traditional jack anytime soon.

In earlier leaks, Moto X4 featured a dual camera at the back, while the rear design featuring a glass-like frame, and now it is evident that the back will have a fingerprint magnet. The front panel will own a home button embedded to the fingerprint sensor. The bottom panel will include USB Type-C port and the top will add a hybrid SIM slot. Also, while left panel is bare, the right is housing the power and volume rocker buttons.The handset will ship with bundled earphones. As is our now evolved info, Moto X4 will come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and sport a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display powered by Snapdragon 630 SoC coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM.

However, we can still claim not to know everything for there are rumors that the Moto X4 may come in two variants – 3GB RAM/ 16GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage, which are, for now, just rumors. Let’s enjoy the scope of another leak before it finally hits the market.

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Moto X4 With Curved Screen And Dual Camera Leaked Before Launch

Moto X4 is one of the most anticipated phone from Lenovo this year, predecessors of X4 have not only sold well, but they also have received good reviews. While the launch of the phone may be a few weeks ahead, some details about the phone have surfaced online.

A well-known tipster Roland Quandt revealed that Moto X4 will cost around EUR 350 which is roughly $400 or Rs 26,500. This pricing of the phone is for the 32GB storage version, there will be a 64gigs or higher version of the phone too, but it will cost a bit more.

For the price, Moto X4 will is expected to come with a 5-inch curved FHD display much like Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge or Note 7, but with a lower screen resolution. X4 will run on Snapdragon 630 SoC and it will come in 2 RAM configuration, the cheaper version with 3GB of RAM and 4GB RAM for an expensive version. Both variants will have 16 Megapixel selfie camera and it will be the second Moto phone to come with Dual camera setup (first one is recently launched Moto Z2 Force) 

Leakes in past have revealed that the phone will be powered by Android 7.1 and its connectivity options will include NFC, USB-C and Bluetooth. While the screen won’t be shatterproof like the Moto Z force phones, it will come with IP68 water and dust resistance.

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The Moto Z2 Force Has A Shatterproof Screen, Double Cameras and Flagship Specs

Moto Z Force was well known for its shatter proof display and stable performance that came with moto mod support to add modular parts to phone in a second. Yesterday. Lenovo launched the successor, Moto Z2 Force. The phone keeps some features from the last one, adds some new ones and carries the flagship prices just like Samsungs and Apples of the world.

The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB Storage. Z2 Force will run on Android 7.1 and the company promised that an update to Android O will be launched in future. The phone keeps last year’s 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED Display which is shatterproof, meaning it can easily take a beating without needing to be covered in a case. The phone looks almost similar to Z2 Force aside from its thickness.

The Z2 Force is a lot thinner than its predecessor and that is because Moto has decided to ditch the headphone jack. Yup, if you need a shatterproof phone and you want a Motorola one, get ready to join the #donglelife. Not only that, Moto Z2 Force has only 27,30 mAh battery compared to last year’s 3500 mAh. Personally, I think it’s sad to see a company like Moto designing for form over function because original Moto Z Force lasted for a long time on with its big battery.

In the optics department, the phone has two 12 megapixel cameras on the back one of them is the typical f/2.0 sensor while the other one is monochrome one although none of them have any optical stablization. Moto Z2 Force is certainly one of the expensive phones, the unlocked phone will be $720 in the US and it will be available on almost all carriers on market.

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This is The Upcoming Moto X4 with Motorola’s First Curved Display and Dual Cameras

Lenovo has already launched some notable Motorola phones recently (Motorola C comes to mind) almost all of them were aimed at the budget market. It looks like the PC hardware maker is ready to launch another mid-high end phone in the market. The upcoming phone will be called Moto X4 and while some details such as a dual camera setup were already leaked in past, now a new leak has confirmed that the phone will have a curved screen too. Evan Blass, which is one of the most trusted leakers in the word tweeted about it recently. It looks like the phone will come with a with a round-shaped camera panel with two sensors and LED flash at the bottom and a screen on the front which will be curved similar to recent Samsung flagship phones. The Moto X4 will be unveiled in the fourth quarter this year. In terms of design, the Moto X4 has been said to come with an aluminum body and pack a 5.2-inch full-HD display.

The key feature of Moto X4 is dual camera setup on the rear end with an 8-megapixel and another 12-megapixel sensor. It carries a 16-megapixel camera at the front for taking selfies. The phone will also come with IP68 water and dust resistance rating and a fingerprint scanner at the front that allows users to unlock the device as well as provides other navigation controls. The phone will probably run on Android 7.1 Nougat and processor will be an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz with 4GB of RAM. Phones storage will be 32GB inherent flash drive and battery 3000mAh battery.

Project Fi MVNO service is also included in the phone that allows users to switch seamlessly between the different carriers. Other than Google’s phones, Moto X4 will be first to provide this utility.

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Everything You Should Know About The Upcoming Moto G5S and S Plus

At MWC 2017, Lenovo launched, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus which are company’s  two budget smartphones with premium aluminum designs, fingerprint sensors, and updated software. Now that both phones are selling like hotcakes, the company is prepping to launch successors soon. It has been known that new versions of phones will be called Moto G5S and 5S Plus, following the naming convention that Apple set off a few years ago. Let’s talk about everything that we know about the devices.

Moto G5S | Credit: Android Authority

Moto G5S Plus will look a lot like the regular G5S with only differences in color and camera sensors. Plus is to come in full gold and gray, as well as white face/silver back and white face/gold back versions. The G5S Plus will sport a dual camera setup on the back as well, making this the first Moto device to do so along with including 1080p video recording and a dual-LED flash.

Both the G5S and G5S Plus will have a full-metal design, almost similar to the G5 and G5 Plus. giving a feel of high-end build quality. The front of G5S will have a 5.2-inch Full HD while G5S Plus will have a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display. G5S Plus will come with a 64-bit Octa-core processor possibly including Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 660 or 630 platforms in these new phones. We expect G5S and G5S Plus to have variants in 32 & 64 GB storage and  2 or 4 GB RAM, alongside with expandable memories using microSD cards. The company will probably pack a battery with a capacity of 2,800 mAh to 3,000 mAh which will be noticeably lower than recently launched Moto C.

When will these devices will be released, or how much they’ll cost are still not revealed. Being higher end models, we expect them to cost a bit more than the standard G5 and G5 Plus, going for £169/€199 and $229. Lenovo didn’t launch the Moto G5 in the United States, but only the G5 Plus. So there’s no guarantee that these devices will even come to the U.S. However, with those two high-end smartphones in market Lenovo jumps one step ahead to secure its coming pieces in this flagship.

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Motorola Z2 Play Specifications Just Got Leaked

Lenovo’s Moto Z Play’s successor Moto Z2 Play had been earlier rumored on its specifications while it received TENAA certification. Now it’s recent GFXBench listing has confirmed most of its specifications and designs to be quite the way as expected.

Lenovo itself has confirmed on Twitter that the battery Moto Z2 Play will contain, will be a 3000 mAh non-removable one. Compared to its predecessor Moto Z Play’s 3510 mAh, it is quite lower, though other specifications remain quite impressive. It has a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC which is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 of Moto Z Play.

GFXBench results as reported by MobileXpose, also detailed that Moto Z2 Play runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and owns a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with 4GB of RAM. It will have Adreno 506 with OpenGL ES 3.2 hardware acceleration. For optics it includes a 12-megapixel rear camera with video recording up to 4K resolution, that is lesser compared to 16-megapixel one of Moto Z Play. On the front camera, it has similar 5-megapixel one. For storage, 64GB of inbuilt storage with an expandability via microSD card is sought after in Moto Z2 Play.

A recent press render leak suggested that June 8 is supposedly the launch date for this phone which may drift around a few days or so.

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Motorola’s Upcoming Flagship Moto Z Just Got Leaked, Here Are The Pictures

The Moto Z smartphone was launched last year with Moto Mods. And now it seems as if Motorola is ready with the next generation of the smartphone. The smartphone company gave its audience a preview to the Moto Z smartphone at the MWC 2017 while showcasing new mods. It also hinted the same more recently during Sprint’s Gigabit-Class LTE service display on Thursday.

Upcoming Moto Z | Credit: Android Central

The most notable change in the Moto Z is the oval shaped fingerprint sensor. The form factor of the Moto Z is mainly the same and it makes sense as it has to support present and future Moto Mods. Meaning that the next smartphone in the Moto Z series will feature a same size 5.5-inch display too like its predecessor.

The Moto Z smartphone is said to fall in the premium category, so it will come with exceptional specifications including Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 SoC. It will also feature a slim metal slab design.

The device that was showcased at the Sprint’s Gigabit-Class LTE service display was spotted running on a Snapdragon 835. The device encased and covered at the edges making it difficult to be sure if it is indeed the Moto Z(2017). However, Sprint later confirmed that the device was a flagship model. The carrier also said that it used a combination of “three-channel carrier aggregation and 60 MHz of Sprint’s 2.5 GHz spectrum in combination with 4X4 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) and 256-QAM higher order modulation to achieve incredible Category 16 LTE download data speeds on a TDD network.”

Last year’s Moto Z featured a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, and it ran on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. It sported 4 GB RAM and a 13 MP back and 5 MP front camera.

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This Moto Mod Will Turn Your Phone Into A Working Walkie-Talkie

Even though Google has axed its modular smartphone project called Ara, LG and Motorola have kept the idea alive with some of their projects. As you may recall, current Motorola flagships include the ability to add custom mods to the phone.

Motorola recently ran a contest to give its smartphone mods a boost, and so far it looks like Motorola has found some success in the project. After some standard battery packs and camera mods, some crazy ideas have started to appear.

One of them is a new IndieGoGo campaign called Linc; it’s a “smart” Walkie-Talkie style attachment that you can use to talk to someone even without a network coverage. The Link snaps on the back of any Moto Mod supported phone just like other ones, but it’s a lot larger than other ones.

The Link promises to support 22 channels, SMS, geolocation sharing and an emergency alert button to transmit an SOS signal. The mod will also be able to connect to two-way radios made by different manufacturers via a radio-over-IP gateway.

To keep it powered on when in use, the Linc will also pack a 1500 mAh battery which should last for almost 20 hours on standby.

Moto Mods are specially designed for Motorola phones and typically don’t support any other mobile device, but Linc says that the Walkie-Talkie mod can connect to other phones using Bluetooth. Given that it costs $99, Linc has made sure that product is not terribly expensive.

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