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After days of teasing, Lenovo-owned Moto (formerly known as Motorola) is ready to launch the new smartphone, Moto M, in India next week.

The company has started sending out invites for the launch event of Moto M, scheduled to take place in Mumbai on December 13. It was originally launched in China last month, and now the device is all set to hit stores in the country later this month. It has been reported that the device will be sold exclusively on Amazon India.

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Moto M boasts splash-resistant metal cover at the back and a 5.5-inch super AMOLED display at the front.

It comes packed with MediaTek Helio P15 octa-core CPU backed by Android Marshmallow OS, and a 3,050mAh battery with fast-charging technology.

Moto M also boasts 16MP primary camera on the back with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and LED flash, and at the front, it houses 8MP snapper with ¼-inch sensor.

How much would Moto M cost in India?
In China, it comes in two versions — 3GB+ 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage with prices starting at ¥1999 (around $290/€274/Rs. 19,922). 

So we expect the Moto M variants to cost anywhere between Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 25,000.

Keep an eye on this space for more updates.

Key specifications of Moto M:

Model Moto M
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) super AMOLED screen
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor MediaTek Helio P15 octa-core CPU
GPU Mali-T860 MP2
Storage 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB
  • Main: 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), LED flash, 1µm pixel size, full HD video recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto-HDR, panorama
  • Front: 8MP camera with ¼-inch sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size
Battery 3,050mAh (Li-Ion) with fast charging technology
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Splash-proof Metal body, fingerprint sensor, Dual-SIM slots (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), A-GPS, GLONASS, Dolby Atmos audio enhancement, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Type C USB port, OTG;
Dimensions 151.4 x 75.4 x 7.9 mm
Weight 163g
Colours Gold, Gray and Silver