Rumors about the successor to Motorola’s Moto M device are in full steam today. We have news that the successor to Moto M, touted Moto M2 is going to see a launch in India in October of 2017. The rumored specs of the device state that Motorola is going with a Mediatek Helio P20 processor for this phone. It is supposed to have two variants, one with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, and the other one with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage.
— Andri Yatim (@HeyAndri) July 2, 2017
An unannounced Lenovo handset
A new unannounced Lenovo handset with the model number XT1902-3 has stopped by Geekbench disclosing some of the key details regarding its internals.
It is said that the device is sporting a 5.5 FHD display. The Helio P20 features 8 Cortex A53 cores. On the P20, four of them are clocked at 1.4 GHz and the other 4 clocked in at 2.0 GHz. The P20 also has two A72 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz If the said rumors are true, the Moto M2 will have a T880MP2 GPU, which has a clock speed of 900MHz.
As far as the design of the phone goes, Moto is likely going to build on top of last year’s full metal body design. We are likely to see a slight improvement in the camera department as well.
Software issues haunt Motorola before launch
However, user reviews in India have plagued Motorola with a wide range of users claiming that Jio voice calls were not going through, and since Jio is widely used in India, a lot of potential adopters stayed away from this device. There have also been certain cases where the microphone on the user’s handsets was not functioning. Software issues like these are killing the newly owned Lenovo company. User trust in Motorola today is at an all-time low. In the backdrop of that, Motorola has started an aggressive social media campaign as well.
One of my pet peeves with the Moto M2 processor choice is that the P20 is not as great a choice as the Snapdragon 625, and that the SD625 would have meant better community support with regards to ROMs. The performance difference is very minimal, and there would have been less heat issues and more battery life.
Only time will tell if the Moto M2 will be a winner for Moto in India as well as elsewhere. We have not received any word on international availability of this device.
Source: Twitter (@HeyAndri)