Motorola's latest phone, the Moto M, has finally materialized on the company's Chinese website after months of rumors. The phone has an all-metal body, a 5.5" 1080p display, a fingerprint sensor on the back, and splash/rain resistance. The specifications are nothing out of the ordinary, besides perhaps the Mediatek CPU in the place of a Qualcomm chip.
The most glaring issue I noticed is that the phone ships with Android 6.0.1, not 7.0 or 7.1 Nougat. It features the eight-core Mediatek MT6755 Helio P15 CPU, with 32GB of expandable storage and 4GB of RAM. The battery capacity is 3060mAh, larger than the Moto Z but smaller than the Z Play. The front camera is 8MP and the back shooter is 16MP. As with Motorola's latest phones, there's a USB Type-C port at the bottom.
This is a phone clearly designed for the Chinese market, so color me surprised if this ever reaches North America. The Moto M is already on sale at Lenovo's Chinese site for ¥1999.00, translating to about $294 USD at the time of writing.