In February, Lenovo re-introduced the Moto brand in the Kenyan market and subsequently unveiled the Moto Z family that comprised the standard model and the battery-centric Moto Z Play.
Now that the tech giant has unveiled a series of newer phones, including the budget Moto C and Moto C Plus, fans of the Moto brand are wondering when they’ll be reunited with their most favorite smartphone OEM. Well, not so long ago, the company confirmed that the Moto C series will soon be joined by the Moto G5 in Kenya via the biggest network service provider, Safaricom.
Just ahead of their release in Kenya, Lenovo has unveiled the Moto C Plus in India and to be honest, the phone has a decent price tag compared to what it brings to the table. Folks in India can have the phone for a price of Rs 6,999, which translates to about Ksh 11,300. If anything, this is the same price tag you can expect to see on the Moto C Plus when it hits the Kenyan market.
In India, the Moto C Plus will be a Flipkart exclusive, just like Safaricom will be the only seller of the phone in Kenya. The phone will be available in three color variants of Pearl White, Fine Gold and Starry Black. As for the specs, the handset has a 5-inch display screen with an HD resolution and under the hood, you get an entry-level MediaTek MT6737 SoC that is paired with 2GB RAM and 16G of expandable storage.
Software-wise, the Moto C Plus has the latest Android 7.0 Nougat running the show and as usual with Motorola phones, this one has a near-stock Android experience. The back has an 8MP lens with AF, LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and a wide-angle lens of 72 degrees. As for the front, you get a measly 2MP lens, but it comes with a LED flash for enhanced selfies even when in the dark.
It gets better for the Moto C Plus when battery life comes into play. You’ll be sure of going more than a day or maybe two on a single charge thanks to the huge 4000mAh unit on board. The battery is also removable and supports fast charging, which makes it even better. As for connectivity, you get support for the fastest 4G LTE as well as VoLTE, but you don’t get a fingerprint scanner.
Update: The Moto C Plus is now available in Kenya and is exclusive to Safaricom. You can grab one at any of the carrier’s shops countrywide at a price of Ksh 13,499.