After being announced last month, the ultra affordable Moto C smartphone has finally arrived in India. The smartphone, previously was launched in two different variants, one with 3G connectivity priced at EUR 89 (roughly Rs. 6,200) and another with 4G connectivity priced at EUR 99 (roughly Rs. 6,999). In India the smartphone comes with 4G VoLTE support and an upgraded internal storage of 16 GB. Moto C is priced at Rs. 5,999 and will be available across all leading stores in over 100 cities.
Talking about the specifications of the smartphone, it sports a 5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.1 GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor. It comes with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded further upto 32 GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.
In the imaging department, there is a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p video recording support. There is also a 2 MP front facing camera again with LED flash. The Moto C packs a 2,350 mAh battery along with 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS as connectivity options. The device measures 145.5 x 73.6 x 9 mm with 154 grams of weight. The smartphone is available in Metallic Cherry, Pearl White, Fine Gold, and Starry Black colour variants.
Commenting on the launch, 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.”
Earlier this month, Lenovo also announced the Moto C Plus along side the Moto C smartphone. However the company has only launched Moto C as of now and hasn’t yet revealed the arrival of its advanced version in India . The Moto C Plus bears a similar design as that of the Moto C but comes with more advanced features with a slightly heavy price tag.
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