Budget-friendly Moto C and Moto C Plus Unveiled – Specs, Price and Release Date
Mid last month, it emerged that Lenovo-owned Motorola was planning to release a new Moto C family that is aimed at the budget spenders.
Well, it didn’t take the company long before unveiling the Moto C and Moto C Plus handsets. The company has made the two phones official and they have already been added to Motorola’s official page (Italy).
The specs of the Moto C include a 5-inch FWVGA display screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. Under the hood, this phone has a MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz and is paired with a RAM of 1GB. There’s 16GB of expandable storage, where the slot can only manage to hold a maximum of 32GB.
For the cameras, the phone has a 5MP sensor on the back with an f/2.4 aperture and 74-degree angle lens. You also get fixed focus, LED flash, HDR and 720p video recording. As for the front, you get a 2MP sensor with a smaller aperture of f/2.8, a 63-degree angle lens, LED flash, fixed focus, HDR, burst photo mode and ability to record 720p videos.
Keeping the phone alive is a 2350mAh battery unit that is removable and is charged via a microUSB port. Software-wise, the Moto C has Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Other features include single-SIM and dual-SIM variants, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm audio jack, 3G/4G connectivity as well as support for both GSM and CDMA carriers.
Coming to the Moto C Plus, you get the same 5-inch display screen, but the resolution jumps to 720p (HD). Under the hood, the phone has a MediaTek MT6737 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz and is paired with either 1GB or 2GB RAM. The storage remains the same as the standard Moto C and there’s room for microSD card storage as well, capped at 32GB.
In terms of photography, the Moto C Plus has the same specs as the standard model on both ends, however, its USP lies in the massive 4000mAh battery unit it ships with. The battery is removable and supports fast charging technology via a microUSB port. Like the Moto C, the C Plus has Android 7.0 Nougat running the show, it comes in two SIM variants, supports GSM and CDMA carriers on 4G networks as well as support for Bluetooth 4.2.
You can have the Moto C and C Plus in Starry Black, Fine Gold or Metallic Cherry color variants. As for now, Motorola has confirmed the availability of the phones to begin this month in a number of countries in Europe, Latin Americ, and Asia Pacific. In terms of pricing, the 3G variant of the Moto C will set you back €89 ($98) and the 4G variant will cost €99 ($109). For the Moto C Plus, the base model will be priced at €119 ($131), but there’s no word on the price of the high-end 2GB RAM variant.