Lenovo confirms Moto G and E will remain in lineup for 2016


  • G.P.

    is it too early to RIP it?

  • Brett Arnold Allard

    It’s sad seeing Motorola being stripped of all its glory.. What was once considered an excellent phone company is slowly fading into nothingness.

    The G lineup has always been fantastic and even the X play was an excellent Mid range device. But if they can offer compelling new high end devices available worldwide then this may be the way to go for Lenovo and what’s left of Motorola.

  • Kyolux

    Awful to hear. I love my Moto G 2014. Seems like I won’t be getting a Lenovo phone next. I’m not interested in high-end devices, my money is better spent elsewhere.

    Well.. will have to see if there’s anything decent to buy off subsidy at the end of the year.

  • Mark Small

    Sad to see.

    If my phone died tomorrow my choice would be either a Moto G or a Zenphone 2 Laser. If it dies in 6-12 months then I’ll only have the Asus to choose from.

  • vn33

    Can’t help wonder why they are abandoning the Moto G series?
    Isn’t it one of the best-selling product in their stable?

  • kaer

    I think people are misinterpreting. Just because there won’t be phones named Moto G and E doesn’t mean there won’t be similar specced phones. But those will be under the Lenovo branding, since they are using the Moto brand for the high-end phones.

    • jayzon12

      Yea it looks like they will keep the moto name for high end and than use their lenovo name for entry level as they already offer entry and mid range phones under the lenovo name

  • Mark Loney

    I can see why they are not looking to extend on the moto G and E…

    Lenovo themselves have mid range to low spec phones already in their line up..

    They have a line of phones called Vibe…Vibe Shot..Vibe x2….

    They are mid range price however are good phones ….

  • Brad Fortin

    “In 2016, the company will change its focus to exclusively developing flagship smartphones that feature 5-inch and greater displays.”

    This is why there aren’t any small flagships.

  • Tim3Tripp3r

    Igor, Thanks for the update. It makes a lot more sense now. I was kind of wondering earlier if they were shooting themselves in the foot with the first post you made. I tend to see the world through “Canadian” eyes but do recognize that we Canadians are a very small market in the overall scheme of things. I thought it odd that Motorola had very good results with the G & E series and left the high end devices for others to battle it out for market share but Lenovo was going in the complete opposite direction with earlier quote. I still think that they should concentrate on the mid to entry level market (Canadian) as it was working for them and why mess with it.

  • Andrew_notPorC

    I thought it odd that they would discontinue their best-selling device, unless it was unprofitable. Makes sense that the may tweak the branking. Maybe Moto Vibe G/E for now, then eventually drop the Moto.