After launching the smartphone in May, Lenovo brand Moto has launched the Moto C in India at Rs. 5,999, and it will be available at leading offline retailers across over 100 cities in India. It will be available in Pearl White and Starry Black colour variants in India.
The Moto C was launched last month and was made available in two variants – the 3G version starting at EUR 89 (roughly Rs. 6,200) with 1GB RAM/8GB storage, and a 4G option starting at EUR 99 (roughly Rs. 6,900) with 1GB RAM/8GB storage. In India, the company has launched a brand new variant with 1GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 4G VoLTE support, and dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) card slots.
The smartphone is seen sporting capacitive navigation buttons, with no fingerprint scanner at the front or back. The speaker grille is seen at the back of the Moto C, while the 3.5mm audio jack sits on the top edge alongside the Micro-USB port. The camera sits at the back of the smartphone in a ring shaped module with the flash. The Motorola batwing logo sits at the back as well, in the centre.
As for specifications, the Moto C runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and features a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by a 1.1GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC with just 1GB of RAM. Storage can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB).
Moto C camera sports a 5-megapixel rear sensor with 1.4-micron pixels, 74-degree field of view, fixed focus, an LED flash, and 720p video recording. In the front, there is a 2-megapixel shooter with 1-micron pixels, a 63-degree field of view, fixed focus, and an LED flash. The Moto C sports a 2350mAh battery which is removable. The dimensions are at 145.5×73.6x9mm, and the smartphone weighs 154 grams. The Moto C was globally unveiled with Metallic Cherry and Fine Gold colour variants in addition to those brought to India.
Speaking on the announcement, Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India and Country Head, Lenovo Mobile Biz Group, said, “According to the reports fewer people are expected to upgrade to smartphones because of concerns over price, need and ability to use. We see this as a huge opportunity for a brand like us to initiate the smartphone journey for feature phone users. At Motorola, we focus on mobility through device innovation, user-centric design and smart connectivity to offer the best possible smartphone experience to the consumers.”