Not so long ago, details of the Moto G5 Plus emerged indicating that the phone will soon be sold in the U.S. through Verizon Wireless.
From the looks of the leaked images, the Moto G5 Plus has taken a new direction, coming in with a huge rear camera as well as thick bezels. While the former will reportedly see the phone become the best in its class, the latter will definitely not be taken down well, especially at a time when many manufacturers are doing everything possible to eliminate the side bezels.
While the Moto G5 Plus is a midrange phone, Motorola is known for its expertise when it comes to the low-end family, coming in with devices that are just as powerful but at the lowest prices possible – talk of the Moto E series. Last year, the Moto E3 was released in September and it carried model number XT1700. Given that the latest model has model number XT1750, it is expected to think of this phone as the natural successor to the Moto E 2016.
But looking at the specs of the 2016 model and its alleged successor, nothing really adds up. Apparently, the upcoming Moto XT1750 will ship with a 5-inch TN display screen that has a resolution of FWVGA or rather 854 x 480 pixels, which is just a slightly enhanced version of the 480p resolution. Under the hood, this Moto phone has a MediaTek MT6580M processor that is clocked at a speed of 1.3GHz. The chipset will be paired with a RAM of just 1GB alongside a mere inbuilt storage of 8GB, but there should be room to expand it via a microSD card slot.
5in 854×480 TN panel (!)
MT6580M Cortex-A7 1,3GHz
2/5MP fixed focus (!)
2,4GHz n-WiFi, BT4.0
Dual SIM, No 4G (!)
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It gets even worse for the Moto XT1750 as far as the camera is concerned, with the main shooter set to ship with a 5MP lens with fixed focus and the secondary shooter will come with a 2MP lens. The battery is at 2350mAh and interestingly, the phone has no support for 4G connectivity, an indicator that it’s meant for the developing markets where EDGE, 2G, and 3G are still very common. Nonetheless, you still get dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth 4.0.
On the contrary, the Moto E3 has a 5-inch 720p display screen, a MediaTek MT6735P SoC that is clocked at 1.0GHz and paired with 1GB RAM. The storage is the same as the Moto XT1750 and can be expanded by a microSD card of up to 32GB. The main camera has a better 8MP sensor while the front comes with a 5MP shooter. In addition to carrying a larger 2800mAh battery, the Moto E3 also supports 4G LTE connectivity.
Lenovo will be at the Mobile World Congress 2017 next week and perhaps we will get to know what this mystery Moto XT1750 phone really is. Keep following!