This week a Motorola device named Moto E3 Power has reportedly passed Wi-Fi certification, but the latest reports claim that the phone will be called Lenovo Vibe C2.
Expectations are high that Lenovo will refresh the Moto E series with a new Moto E (2016) and to back this up, rumors have been rife that the phone’s model number is XT1706. Interestingly, this is the same model number that has appeared on the Moto E3 Power that leaked from Wi-Fi Alliance. A report put forward by Android Headlines, however, claims that this phone will not be called the Moto E3 Power, instead, it will be rebranded to the Lenovo Vibe C2.
If this is true, Lenovo will be following up a phone that it released earlier this year dubbed the Lenovo Vibe C, but the phone is only available in India.
While the latest revelations claim that the rumored Moto E3 Power might be rebranded, other claims argue that the phone will still carry the Moto moniker, but in markets other than China and ASEAN markets. In essence, the Vibe C2 name will only be applicable in Lenovo’s home country and countries located in the Southeast Asian region.
If the latest reports are to be believed, the Moto E (2016), or Moto E3 Power, or Lenovo Vibe C2, will come in two variants with model numbers XT1706 and XT1700. The two will only be differentiated by the memory options, but the rest of the spec sheet will supposedly remain the same.
When it is finally unveiled, the phone will carry a 5-inch display screen. Under the hood, there will be a 4-core MediaTek MT6753P that is clocked at a speed of 1GHz and is paired with a RAM of either 1GB or 2GB. The Moto E3 Power will come with either 8GB or 16GB of onboard storage, but it cannot be confirmed whether Motorola will include a microSD card slot. But given the size of the storage memory, having a microSD card slot is an inevitable thing. As for the battery capacity, there will be a 2750mAh unit.
The upcoming Moto E3 Power will be powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and unlike the Moto E (2015), this year’s Moto E will come with LTE support.
Of course, the fact that the alleged Moto E (2016) has gone through Wi-Fi Alliance certification doesn’t confirm anything regarding the phone’s release date. The device still has to be certified by FCC or TENAA for that matter before any release date speculations can be arrived at.
Keep following us and we’ll let you know when this happens.
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