A newly-approved TENAA filing for a smartphone has been discovered by GSMArena which claims to be Lenovo’s upcoming all-metal Moto M. The device sports a very different look when compared to any Moto in its history, while one much needed design improvement seems to be arriving to the Moto family, and I’m talking about the fingerprint sensor.
Back when Moto included their signature “dimple” on the back of their devices, many reviewers (including myself) believed that it was the perfect spot for a fingerprint reader. This wish wasn’t granted when both the Moto G4 and Z were launched as they each included a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. To top it all off, the dimple was removed. But now, it appears that Lenovo has listened to consumers and has decided to place the fingerprint reader where everyone wants it: right below the camera sensor. This makes reachability with your index finger very easy and convenient, and it’ll overall simplify how you unlock your phone.
Other than this minor but major design change, it seems that the Moto M will feature an all-metal body with some ques taken from the iPhone 6 and HTC 10. Rounded corners meet each edge of the phone so comfortability is present while operating with one hand. A 5.5-inch display is reportedly on the front of the device, while on the inside there’s allegedly a 3000mAh battery, Android Marshmallow, and 4G LTE. It’s worth noting that this model we’re talking about here is one labeled XT1662, while another model labeled XT1663 appears to reveal a few more key details about Moto’s possibly upcoming handset(s)…
XT1663 allegedly features an octa-core 1.9GHz MediaTek MT6750 processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, and Android Marshmallow. Whether this will be an improved version of the XT1662 or a separate device from the one listed above, it’ll be interesting to see exactly where this (or these) device(s) land on the map.
For now, it looks like China will be where the Moto M will be available solely for purchase, however this may change. Of course, this is just a TENAA approval at this point, so nothing is confirmed. However, we’ll let you know when new information is obtained.