Details about Motorola’s smartphone plans for 2017 have been leaking for a little while, but it looks like the company held a private event recently… and it’s led to some pretty informative new leaks.
Evan Blass shares one of the best to date: a look at the entire Motorola 2017 smartphone lineup.
A single picture provides an overview of the company’s new phones as well as a brief description of where they fit into the lineup. Previous leaks flesh out some of the details, but we’ll probably have to wait a little longer for official prices, release dates, and confirmation of all of the new phones’ features.
But here’s a brief run-down of what’s coming this year from Motorola, arranged from top-of-the-line to entry-level:
- Moto Z Force – MotoMod support, Gigabit LTE, and a shatterproof display
- Moto Z Play – 5.5″ smartphone with support for MotoMods
- Moto X – 5.2 inch phone with dual cameras, metal and glass construction (may actually be called the Moto X4)
- Moto gS+ – Mid-range 5.5″ phone with dual cameras and full HD display
- Moto gS – 5.2 inch version with a full metal body
- Moto E Plus – 5.5 inch, 720p display and a 5,000 mAh battery
- Moto E – 5 inch phone with a 720p display (and a smaller battery)
- Moto C Plus – 5 inch, 720p phone with a 4,000 mAh battery)
- Moto – Motorola’s new 5 inch entry-level smartphone
If previous reports are accurate, the new Moto C will have an 854 x 480 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 2,350 mAh battery, and a 32-bit processor, which makes it the kind of dirt cheap phone that prepaid wireless carriers sell for as little as $20.
The Moto C Plus, meanwhile, is expected to have twice as much storage and memory, a 64-bit CPU, a bigger battery and a higher-resolution display, which could make it the new entry-level phone-to-beat… unless you want an even bigger battery, in which case there’s the Moto E Plus.
Does that really say “unlimited essentials”? To say nothing of unlimited “value” vs. “premium”, or just “unlimited perfection”. When will the superlative wars end?
The lineup is incorrect. In the Moto g5 plus , it’s written 5.5 inch and dual cam setup whereas the actual Moto g5 plus neither has 5.5 inch screen nor dual can setup
That’s because your looking at gS+ not g5+ there is no g5 listed
Then it’s still incorrect, isn’t it? They just released the G5plus last month, so it is a 2017 model and not listed unless it’s a typo. If a typo then the specs are wrong. Either way it’s not clearly explained or something.
It’s such a shame, Motorola did not evolve the X (style 2015) model. Instead of that they downgrade it to a new smaller model X with poor specs and looks, why Motorola?
@Brad Linder: Please cover this.
Why? Seems like it’s already been covered elsewhere by someone who knows/cares more about digital pens than I do (my handwriting is awful, so I’m a pretty dedicated keyboard guy).
I may cover this when there’s an official announcement. But I’m willing to leave the rumors/leaks to other sites.
There’s no vanilla Z. Are they dropping it since the Force 2 isn’t an exclusive anymore, and that’s the new flagship?
Why can’t one of these be sub–5-inches?
Because people don’t want that.
Apparently not many, but there are a few of us with small pockets!
This. I don’t want to do everything on my phone. I just want something small and light with decent processor, good camera, and strong battery life. Basically an android equivalent of the iphone SE would be the perfect phone for some of us.
There isn’t a measurable market for displays smaller than 5″. My Moto razorM was 4.7 but that was 8 years ago. Display sizes have gone where people demanded they go. Want to buy it? It’s in excellent condition.
There are still smaller phone, mostly very low end. I’m actually very happy with my 4.5-inch Alcatel Pixi 3, but I did like my first-gen Moto E better overall (just no LTE). At least for now I could still get a Sony Xperia if I wanted something high end. And, eventually, without bezels a 5-inch phone would be about the right size again 😉
I agree. Not being homeless or a Millennial sleeping on a couch in a studio apartment with 12 roommates I have PCs and tablets for those sorts of things. A phone doesn’t need to serve as a canoe paddle for me. This is more about keeping the specs as high as possible to keep profit margins high, otherwise phones would cost peanuts today.
“the new Moto C will have an 8540 x 400 pixel display,” Unlikely, unless it straps to your leg.
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