So much news already on this. Well we all know Motorola has just made its new Moto M Android smartphone official in China. The handset has been making headlines in the last couple of weeks, so if you've been following our news feed, you probably already know what this is all about.
The Moto M is only available for purchase in China for the moment, but it might be rolled out worldwide under a different name. Customers in the Mainland can buy one for just $294, which is a decent price for a mid-range handset.
However, we expect the Moto M to be more expensive in other countries, so don't get your hopes too high if you're not located in China.
Spec-wise, we've already mentioned that this is a true mid-range Android smartphone. It comes with a powerful enough octa-core MediaTek MT6755 Helio P15 processor inside, a cheaper version of the Snapdragon CPUs. Also, the Moto M packs 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory expandable via microSD card.
Motorola has also confirmed the phone packs a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with phase-detection autofocus, OIS (optical image stabilization) and 4K video recording, as well as a secondary 8-megapixel camera in the front.
Unfortunately, the Moto M doesn't come with Android 7.0 Nougat on board and there's no telling if Motorola will upgrade the mid-range phone. The handset ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow right out of the box, which isn't that bad.
Under the hood, Motorola's Android phone features a 3,060 mAh battery that features Turbo charge technology for faster charging. It also comes with a USB Type-C port on the bottom side and a fingerprint sensor on the back.
More importantly, the Moto M sports a 5.5-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution, and features an all-metal unibody design. It's also splash and rain resistant, which means you shouldn't purposely submerge it in water.