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Moto X And Moto C Among 9 New Motorola Smartphones To Look Out For In 2017

By Edge Ison , May 16, 2017 05:33 AM EDT
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A new Moto X will finally be unveiled. The long-rumored Moto X 2017, which will officially be known as the Moto X4, is just one of nine smartphones that Lenovo and Motorola will release this year. Also coming this year is the new Moto C, Motorola's most affordable smartphone in the new line-up.

A few juicy tidbits were shared from the Motorola presentation held in China in which the nine new handsets were introduced. Evan Blass tweeted a photo showing all nine Motorola smartphones with the new Moto X 2017 arguably the most interesting of the bunch while another downloaded a short video of the Moto X4 on YouTube.

According to Trusted Reviews, a Reddit user managed to transcribe the audio of the footage. The result was quite interesting as the Moto X4 is supposedly powered by the Snapdragon 660 instead of the previously rumored Snapdragon 835 processor. The Moto X4 will also come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. It will have a 3800mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor at the front, and a laser autofocus camera. The leaked video also showed that the Moto X4 will be made of metal and 3D glass and that it will have Turbo Charging capability, always-on voice, an IP68 rating, a smart camera, and what could be its own artificial intelligence.

Motorola will also launch the Moto C and Moto C Plus, the most affordable smartphones in its 2017 line-up. The company is pushing the Moto C as everyone's "first smartphone" and has set its sights on emerging markets where cheap smartphones with impressive features are expected to make a killing.

The Moto C and Moto C Plus come with 5 megapixel and 8 megapixel rear cameras, respectively. Both versions also have 2-megapixel front-facing cameras. The C Plus will sport a 5-inch HD display as well as a 4000mAh battery.

Other Motorola smartphones coming in 2017 are the Moto E and Moto E Plus, Moto GS and Moto GS+, and the Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force. The Mote E will come with a 5-inch HD screen while the E Plus will be larger at 5.5 inches. It will also have a powerful 5000mAh battery. The Moto GS and GS+ will have 5.2- and 5.5-inch Full HD displays, respectively. The Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force will have Moto Mods compatibility.

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