Unwilling to give up on either its own brand when it comes to mobile devices, or Moto-labeled products that are way easier to market in the Western world, Lenovo likes to keep itself busy, recently unveiling the P2, A Plus, K6 trio, Moto E3 and E3 Power, Z, Z Force and Z Play, as well as the G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play.
Up next, a Moto M with model number XT1662 is also expected, initially speculated to be dubbed Moto X (2016), and now reportedly heading exclusively for China. Bizarrely enough, this might be manufactured domestically by Lenovo, as opposed to the Chicago-based Motorola Mobility division.
If that’s the case, it almost makes sense for the upper mid-range Android soldier to match the G4 and Z lines in screen diagonal, at 5.5 inches, though another theory suggests the standard M would measure between 4.7 and 5 inches, and what we’re looking at today is actually a Lenovo Moto M Plus.
The pictured XT1662 is clearly quite large, most likely made entirely of premium aluminum, and free of frontal bells and whistles, physical home button included. Its fingerprint reader no doubt sits on the back, atop a less eye-catching M logo than usual.
Under the hood, newly leaked snapshots show 4GB RAM and 32GB native storage, with a middling MediaTek processor previously rumored, 16 and 8MP cameras also surely in tow, plus pre-installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the software side. Not bad… if the price is right.