Lenovo announces affordable Moto C and Moto C Plus

Lenovo Moto C smartphone

On Monday, Lenovo announced the Moto C and Moto C Plus, its most affordable pair of Motorola devices to date. Scheduled to arrive this spring in Latin America, Europe and the Asian Pacific, the two phones won’t light up the benchmarks, but they’re sure to entice with their reasonable price tags.

The more affordable of the pair, the Moto C, features a 5-inch 854 x 480 display, quad-core MediaTek chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to an additional 32GB via a microSD card), 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. The €89 (about $133 CAD) base model Moto C ships with a 3G modem. For €10  more, however, consumers can get the upgraded LTE model.

The Moto C will be available in four colours: ‘Metallic Cherry,’ ‘Pearl White,’ ‘Fine Gold’ and ‘Starry Black.’ It’s set to ship with Android Nougat.

The Moto C Plus, meanwhile, adds a larger display, bigger battery and more capable camera. It features a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display, MediaTek quad-core SoC, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable by an additional 32GB), 4,000mAh battery (good enough for 30 hours of uptime, according to Motorola), dual SIM slot, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

The Moto C Plus starts at €119 (about $178 CAD). Like the Moto C, it will also be available in cherry, white, gold and black.