As we all knows the Moto M is expected to go official in the next couple of days, but one retailer has decided to list it on its website and even take pre-orders for the phone.
One of China's largest retail chains Tmall has announced that the Motorola Moto M is now available for purchase for 1999 yuan, which translates to about $295 outright. The phone isavailable in Gold and Silver colors, but the retailer doesn't say when the Moto M will start to ship.
However, the listing confirms most of the phone's specs, which leaked in the last couple of weeks, so the official announcement set for November 8 might not be of any interest to us at all.
We hope the Moto M will be made available outside of China as well, since the phone is bang for the buck. Still, if Motorola and Lenovo decide to launch it in other countries, the Moto M might not carry the same price as the Chinese version.
As per Tmall's listing, the Moto M comes equipped with a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P15 processor, complemented by 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. A microSD card slot will be included too.
The Moto M sports a large 5.5-inch display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution, which is the norm for a standard mid-range phone nowadays. There's also a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera that features phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash, while in the front there's a similar secondary 13-megapixel camera for selfies.
As the official photos of the phone show, the Moto M comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back side. It also packs a 3,050 mAh battery that includes Turbo charge technology.
Software-wise, the Moto M will ship with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow right out of the box, but it will also come preloaded with some Microsoft apps, including Office, OneDrive, and Skype.