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After a series of leaks, Lenovo has finally made the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus smartphones official in US and other countries. Both the smartphones offer the latest Android software, fingerprint scanning sensor, and front flash support. The Moto E4 is priced at $129.99 (roughly Rs. 8,300) while the Moto E4 Plus starts at $179.99.

Design wise, both the smartphones sport a metal back with a circular camera frame and antenna lines. There is a Motorola batwing logo and a speaker grille also situated at the back of the smartphone. The devices have a Home Button in the front with the fingerprint sensor packed underneath, and the volume and power keys are both situated on the right edge of the smartphones. The 3.5mm audio jack is seen residing on top and both the smartphones also have a water repellent coating.

Moto E4 specifications
Coming to the specifications, the Moto E4 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and comes with a single-SIM slot (Nano). It sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display, and is powered by the 1.4GHz Snapdragon 425 processor or a Snapdragon 427 processor (depending upon the carrier in the US) paired with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 16GB of internal storage option with the option to expand further using a microSD card slot. Ahead of the launch, Lenovo had told Gadgets 360 that the phone will be powered by the MediaTek MTK6737M chipset outside of North America.

As for the optics, the Moto E4 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, f/2.2 aperture, and single-LED flash support. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, fixed focus, single-LED flash, and a beautification mode for better selfies. It packs a 2800mAh removable battery, and connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11n, Micro USB port, GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, and 4G support. The dimensions are at144.5×72 x9.3mm, and the smartphone weighs 150 grams. Sensors on board include proximity, light, accelerometer, and magnetometer. In the US, it will be available in Liquorice Black, and Fine Gold colour variants.

Moto E4 Plus specifications
The Moto E4 Plus has a slightly bigger 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It will be powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 427 SoC in the US, and MediaTek MTK6737M chipset outside of North America. Apart from the 2GB/16GB variant, it has an additional 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant as well. The rear camera is bumped up to 13-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, and single-LED flash support. The biggest USP of the Moto E4 Plus is 5000mAh non-removable battery that supports fast charging as well. The dimensions measure at 155×77.5×9.55mm, and the smartphone weighs 181 grams. In the US, the Moto E4 Plus will be available in Iron Gray and Fine Gold colour options. All the other specifications are identical to the Moto E4.

 

 

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Lenovo-owned Motorola on Monday confirmed that the Moto M smartphone will soon be launching in India. The company took to Twitter and teased an image of the Moto M metal-clad smartphone. In its tweet, Motorola India said, “Something different is coming your way. Stay tuned to know more,” accompanied by the hashtag #comingsoon.

Motorola’s first all metal smartphone, the Moto M, was unveiled earlier this month in China. It was launched at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 19,700). We can expect the pricing of the Moto M to remain around this range when it launches in India.

Apart from sporting an all-metal body, the Moto M features antenna bands running on the top and bottom edges at the back. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D IPS display with a pixel density of 401ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio P15 processor clocked at 2.2GHz coupled with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It packs 32GB inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). The dual-SIM smartphone features hybrid SIM slot which means it supports a Micro-SIM or microSD card in the second SIM slot.
The Moto M sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, an f/2.0 aperture, and supports PDAF (phase detection autofocus). It also sports an 8-megapixel front sensor. The smartphone is backed by a 3050mAh battery, and also comes with support for fast charging. Much like several Moto smartphones, the Moto M also comes with splash proof design (or nano-coating) which means it can bear light rain splashes. The handset supports 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (USB 3.1), NFC, and 3.5mm connectivity options.

 
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The much leaked Moto M is highly anticipated and to add to that wait, fresh information about the smartphone has leaked on the Internet again. Last week, the frequently-leaked Moto M was seen in live images, revealing the fingerprint sensor at the back. Other specifications of the smartphone were leaked in September but now, a complete set of specifications is out and we now know most of the specifications.

As per a new leaked image of specifications, shared by The Android Soul, the Moto M is reported to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. It is also said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The smartphone is also reported to pack an Adreno 506 for graphics capabilities in it. The report adds that the Moto M will be launched in December.

Moto M is likely to have a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel selfie snapper. The display details have not actually surfaced but the smartphone is reported to sport a 5.5-inch full-HD display, presumably an LCD. The Moto M is also likely to pack either 32GB or 64GB for its lower variant, whereas 128GB could be available in the top-notch model. Expandability via a microSD card is also reported to be there without any specific storage capacity. Notably, The Android Soul reports 4GB LPPDR4 RAM and 64GB storage variant will be launched in China, while the 3GB/4GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB storage variant will be made available in the rest of the world.

The Moto M is also said to have Lenovo-configured 1.5W speakers with SMART amplifier. It should also have 2 microphones, one is audio receptor while the other is the noise cancelling unit. A 3.5mm headphone jack is also reported to be present on the top the phone. A massive 5100mAh battery with rapid charging is also tipped.

While this new leak has spilled the beans on most of the specifications of the Moto M, we recommend users to take this news with a pinch of salt.

In the meanwhile, Techdroider, which has in the past provided several leaked images and renders of the Moto M smartphone, has leaked an image of the smartphone’s retail packaging. The site’s founder tweeted the retail packaging out, and, the Moto M name is clearly visible.

 
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In a new development, Motorola has registered the Moto Z trademark with the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO). The Lenovo-owned company was already expected to ditch the Moto X brand and replace it with Moto Z.

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We first heard the demise of Moto X from noted tipster Evan Blass aka evleaks. Now, the Moto Z trademark has been approved by the USPTO (via Droid Life), pretty much cementing the demise of Moto X. The name was trademarked for use on “mobile phones, smartphones and accessories therefore, namely battery chargers and adapters.” The company was already reported to be looking to launch two smartphones under the new ‘Z’ series namely Moto Z, and Moto Z Play.

Motorola certainly managed to grab headlines last week when it released an teaser video for its June 9 launch at Lenovo Tech World, a video that showed a nostalgic look at one of the company’s most popular phones ever – the Moto Razr. This caused a riot of speculation that Motorola would bring back its iconic flip phone in a new avatar. However, the company may just be generating interest in its brand ahead of its official reveal in June, making a play on the letter ‘Z’, or even pointing to the razor-slim nature of one of the two rumoured phones, the Moto Z – supposedly codenamed Vertex Thin.

The Moto Z aka Vector Thin is said to feature a 5.5-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 16-megapixel rear camera, 32GB of inbuilt storage, and 2600mAh battery. Meanwhile, the Moto Z Play aka Vertex is expected to sport a 5.5-inch full-HD display, a Snapdragon 625 SoC, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 16GB and 32GB storage variants, and pack a 3500mAh battery.

Motorola is reportedly also introducing its MotoMods aka Amps module lineup alongside the two smartphones. The Moto Z and Moto Z Play will have 16-pin connectors at the back to attach modular backplates. These backplates aka MotoMods bring various utilities like – optical zoom, stereo speakers, wide angle lens, battery pack, and even a pico projector.

A leaked invite for the June 9 event has also surfaced on the Web. For now, the June 9 event official will see the launch of the “world’s first consumer Project Tango-enabled smartphone in partnership with Google.” The company in its press release had also hinted at new products from Motorola, saying – “Lenovo will also announce new mobile technology designed by Motorola that will dramatically change the way people think about and use their most personal devices – in a snap.”

 

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Flipkart has announced its limited period ‘Mobiles Mania’ sale where consumers will get discount on the entire Moto range of products apart from other smartphones including Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 among others. The sale begins Wednesday, and lasts till Thursday night.

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The popular Moto G (Gen 3) 16GB model, priced at Rs. 9,999, has Rs. 1,000 flat off, and an additional exchange offer that gives up to Rs. 8,000 off. The Moto G Turbo Edition White model, priced at Rs. 10,499, will be getting a Rs. 2,000 flat discount, as well as an exchange offer with up to Rs. 8,000 off. The Black variant of the Moto G Turbo Edition has just Rs. 1,000 off while the additional exchange option is same as the White model.

The Moto X Play is available with a Rs. 500 discount as well as consumers will get a free Turbo charger. Additionally, interested consumers will get an exchange offer of up to Rs. 14,000 off. Notably, the 16GB model and 32GB model of the Moto X Play are priced at Rs. 16,999 and Rs. 17,499 (after a flat Rs. 1,500 off) respectively.

One of the biggest deals is available on the Motorola Moto X Style, which was unveiled Rs. 29,999 for the 16GB internal storage model, is now available at Rs. 20,999 after a flat discount of Rs. 6,000. The smartphone can also be bought after an exchange where consumers will further get up to Rs. 15,000 off. The 32GB model is priced at Rs. 22,999.

The discounts are also available on the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 edition which is now available at Rs. 13,990 and has an exchange offer of up to Rs. 11,000. The Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 is available at Rs. 15,990 while is also available under exchange offer where consumers can get up to Rs. 13,000 discount.

The Apple iPhone 5s is available at Rs. 19,499 after a flat discount of Rs. 1,500 and also comes with an optional exchange offer where consumers can get up to Rs. 15,000 off.

The Lenovo Vibe P1 is available at Rs. 13,499 after a flat discount of Rs. 2,500 and an exchange offer of up to Rs. 11,000 off. The Asus ZenFone 2 (4GB) sees a Rs. 4,000 discount to Rs. 14,999, with an exchange offer up to Rs. 12,000.

 

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Motorola India over the weekend confirmed plans to launch the Moto 360 Sport version in the country. The Lenovo-owned company in a tweet confirmed that the Moto 360 Sport will launch in India on Wednesday.

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Initially unveiled in September, the Moto 360 Sport was aimed at athletes and fitness enthusiasts. It features an ‘AnyLight’ hybrid display, making it better at sunlight legibility, and a waterproof silicone body. The screen on the Moto 360 Sport can automatically adjust to the surrounding brightness.

The Moto 360 Sport comes with built-in GPS that can measure speed, distance, and pace, while a heart rate sensor can tracks other important vitals. The smartwatch also allows users to store and play music right from wrist. Motorola at launch last year claimed that the Moto 360 Sport’s strong silicone construction with special UV coating keeps away moisture and resists fading or staining.

The Moto 360 Sport is said to offer up to two full days of use. Considering that the Moto 360 Sport was priced at $299.99 (approximately Rs. 20,000) in the US, we can expect the India pricing of the wearable to be priced around the same price.

The Android Wear-powered Moto 360 Sport features a 1.37-inch LCD display at 360×325 pixels resolution and 263ppi pixel density. The screen also sports Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection from scratches. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 with 450MHz GPU and 512MB of RAM. There is 4GB of storage and the Moto 360 Sport can be connected to smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and packs barometric altimeter, accelerometer, ambient light, and gyroscope sensors while also houses a vibration/ haptics engine.

It can measure heart rate and is water resistant with IP67 dust and water resistant certification. The smartwatch packs dual digital mics. The Moto 360 Sport packs a 300mAh battery.

 

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Until now, we have seen the leaked images of the Motorola Moto G4 Plus smartphone in Black colour variant. Now, another image has popped up on the Web showing the handset in its full glory. The design of the white-coloured version of the Moto G4 Plus corroborates with the ones that we saw in previous leaks. In the meanwhile, a hands-on video claimed to be of the Moto G (Gen 4) prototype has made its way online.

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Prolific tipster @evleaks shared the new leaked image of the Moto G4 Plus, showing a similar square-shaped fingerprint sensor placed as a home button, a speaker grille, a front-facing camera, and the rear camera with flash and autofocus sensors enclosed in a pill-shaped module and a dimple with the company logo below the camera. There are two microphones visible, placed besides the fingerprint sensor and the rear camera. Unfortunately, we still have now word on the specifications.

Meanwhile, a video (now taken down) was published on YouTube (via 9to5 Google) showing what’s purported to be a prototype of the Moto G (Gen 4), and it visibly lacks a fingerprint sensor. The black-coloured smartphone was compared with 2014 Moto X model and clearly seemed slightly bigger in size than any other Moto G handsets.

Besides showing the smartphone from virtually all the angles, the video also showed its Active Display technology, something that has been there in the Motorola handsets since quite a while. The overall shape of the Moto G (Gen 4) seems rounder on the corners. It features a similar matte finish back panel and rear camera design as seen in the Moto G4 Plus.

 

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State-owned BSNL is gearing up to launch 4G services in 14 telecom circles where it has 20MHz liberalised broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum.

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The company, which has already soft launched 4G services in Chandigarh, is exploring two methods – revenue sharing model and capex model – for the 4G rollout.

The company has 20MHz liberalised spectrum in 2,500MHz band which allows it to rollout 4G services without any licensing hurdles.

A senior official said BSNL will be installing 4G base tower stations (BTS) in the existing GSM sites, which means there will be no additional expenditure on towers.

Regarding the device ecosystem for 2,500MHz band, the official said sufficient number of 4G handsets makers like Apple, Motorola, Lenovo, Google, Nokia are already available in the market.

“By considering all the facts, it appears that launch of 4G services in 2,500Mhz band is feasible and commercially remunerative,” he added.

However, the company is yet to finalise a timeline for the launch.

In January, the company demonstrated speed of 35 Mbps during the soft launch in Chandigarh.

BSNL will be the latest entrant in the 4G space, which has seen in action recently with the top mobile operators including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular commencing services in various circles.

Also, Reliance Jio Infocomm is set to commercially launch 4G services soon, which will further intensify competition in the market.

Elaborating on the models for 4G rollout, the official said in revenue share model, BSNL will be extending passive infrastructure and its BWA spectrum and other elements like BTS will be arranged by the vendor or franchisee.

“This model is best suited as BSNL will not incur expenditure and much of the investment required will be borne by the vendor. This can be initiated in all 14 service areas.

4G customers will be owned by BSNL and billing will be done by BSNL,” the official said.

On the capex model, the official said procurement of essential LTE (long-term evolution) elements can be initiated in some select cities of one circle on experimental basis.

However, this model involves procurement cost and also integration cost.

The company will explore both the methods before taking a final call on the rollout.

BSNL had paid Rs. 8,313.80 crores for 2,500MHz spectrum in all its service areas but later returned airwaves in 6 of them which include Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kolkata.

 

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Motorola on Friday started rolling out an update for its voice command app, dubbed Moto Voice, on handsets. Motorola in the recent past decoupled most of its native apps from the firmware it loads on its phones, in the attempt to be able to provide iterative updates to the apps without requiring to rollout entire firmware updates.

The updated Moto Voice app is available via Google Play, and users of the app will also receive an update notification.

The Moto Voice update brings several bug fixes and improvements. It is worth mentioning that the app is only for Moto X smartphones and Verizon-based Droid models. The update brings fixes to Facebook and WhatsApp recognition and improves recognition for Motorola commands in Portuguese, dual-SIM interaction in Talk to Me, Call command for German, and Moto Voice interaction when a Bluetooth trusted device is connected. In addition, the update fixes “call looping” when Talkback is on and command “Call” is used and force close function.

Motorola earlier this week reportedly started receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to Moto G (Gen 2). Android 6.0 Marshmallow (previously just Android M) brings features such as revamped app permissions; Google Now on Tap feature; Android Pay mobile payment system, and new fingerprint APIs for developers among others. It also features some Google’s security patches as well.

While announcing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update plans, Motorola listed Moto-specific changes that users will see after updating to the new Android OS version. Some changes to Moto enhancements include removal of Moto Assist feature as part of upgrade to Android M. The company explains that the latest OS includes an option for ‘Do Not Disturb’ under the ‘Sound and Notification’ settings that performs similar function what Moto Assist does.

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Motorola India and Flipkart are commemorating the two-year anniversary of their partnership with offers that are valid until stocks last or till the offer ends. Interested consumers can head to Flipkart website as well as mobile app to get new offers only on Moto devices.

To start off, the popular budget Moto E (Gen 2) 3G, priced at Rs. 5,999, is now available with an exchange offer that gives up to Rs. 2,000 off. The Moto E (Gen 2) 4G, priced at Rs. 6,999, is now available with an exchange offer of up to Rs. 3,000 off. The Moto G (Gen 3) 16GB model, priced at Rs. 10,999, has Rs. 500 off, and an additional exchange offer that gives up to Rs. 6,000 off. The Moto G Turbo Edition, priced at Rs. 11,999, will be getting a Rs. 500 discount , as well as an exchange offer with up to Rs. 5,000 off.

The Moto X Play is available with a Rs. 500 discount as well as consumers will get a free Turbo charger. Additionally, interested consumers will get an exchange offer of up to Rs. 9,000 off. Notably, the 16GB model and 32GB model of the Moto X Play are priced at Rs. 16,999 and Rs. 18,499 respectively

The Motorola Moto X Style is available with a flat Rs. 3,000 discount and with an additional exchange offer of up to Rs. 15,000. Currently, the Moto X Style 16GB is available at Rs. 26,999 while the 32GB model at Rs. 28,999.

The recently unveiled Moto X Force is also available under exchange scheme offering up to Rs. 20,000 off. Notably, the 32GB model is available at Rs. 49,999 while the 64GB model at Rs. 53,999.

The discount offer is also available on Motorola’s new Moto 360 smartwatches. The entire Moto 360 (Gen 2) smartwatches have a flat Rs. 2,000 discount . The Moto 360 Gen 2 46 mm model for men is available at Rs. 21,999; the 42 mm model for Men is available at Rs. 17,999, and the 42 mm model for women smartwatch at Rs. 20,999.

Motorola India in a press statement has confirmed that the offer is only valid on Thursday and Friday. In addition to above offers, consumers can also get an additional 10 percent extra discount on every purchase made via State Bank of India (SBI) debit and credit cards.

After a long period of exclusivity, the Lenovo-owned company had last year announced that the Moto devices will be available via select Airtel stores alongside new e-commerce retail partners Snapdeal and Amazon, as well as Airtel stores.

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