Moto M (XT1662) pictured with rear-fitted fingerprint sensor, likely measuring 5.5 inches after all
Compact smartphone enthusiasts unwilling to compromise… too much on raw power and other specifications appeared to have at least two solid sub-5-inchers from top-tier OEMs to look forward to this fall, but at the end of the day, the diminutive Sony Xperia X might be left alone on that boat.
Originally expected to be branded Moto X 2016, and then Moto M, the elusive 4.6-inch XT1662 has just made its way to China for Tenaa’s regulatory certification, and surprise, surprise, it’s substantially larger than anticipated.
That’s obvious from product images, as well as a listing of some key features, 5.5-inch display, 3,000 mAh battery, and 151 x 75 x 8mm dimensions included. Also of note, the no doubt 1080p-capable upper mid-range Android stands out from the Moto Z family in the aesthetics department with what seems to be a full-metal build (antenna bands and all), plus a circular fingerprint reader positioned beneath a G4-like rear-facing camera.
No more iconic M Bat-dimple in tow, with a much lower-profile company logo moved near the very bottom of the handheld’s back cover. Interesting new design approach, but we’re still left wondering about the screen size and other important specs of this purported Moto M. If it’s even called that after all.