A "more innovative, more attractive" Moto smartphone is launching this July in the US, says Lenovo exec

Not long ago, we heard a few things about the Moto smartphones that are expected be released this year, including the fact that all should feature fingerprint scanners, and screens of at least 5 inches. We also heard that Lenovo (which bought Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014) is ditching Motorola branding from upcoming high-end smartphones, replacing it with Moto (or Moto by Lenovo). Now, we have info about a specific Moto handset that's bound to hit the US this summer.

The Wall Street Journal reports that, while talking about growth opportunities in emerging markets, Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang also revealed that the company wants to launch a “more innovative, more attractive” smartphone in the US. The handset should be available in July, and will take advantage of the fact that Moto is a famous brand among US smartphone users (unlike the Lenovo brand).

Yuanqing Yang didn't say anything else about the upcoming smartphone, so we don't really know what to expect from it (after all, innovative and attractive can mean many things).

Recently, Lenovo and Motorola released interesting smartphones, including the Droid Turbo 2 (pictured above), which is the world's first handset to feature a shatterproof display. Motorola's know-how and Lenovo's financial power is certainly a combination that can spawn innovation, so we're looking forward to seeing what future Moto smartphones will bring us.

source: The Wall Street Journal via Android Central



1. Kumar123 unregistered

2016 shaping up to be a excellent year for phone enthusiastic like me. LG is bring exciting new phone, HTC is bringing 12px Ultrapixel camera, Lenovo is bringing exciting tech with moto x series, Sony is probably bringing new design, Apple is going to revolutionize the mobile camera world with Duo camera setup. 2016 is going to be amazing.

6. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

u r really too enthusiastic

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Enthusiasm is a good thing though. I would rather deal with people on here who were excited all the time than someone who NEVER has anything positive to say.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course you would Scotty old boy. You spend most of your time being crabby about what I say.

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

And right on queue, here comes Mr. Negativity.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Everything I said is true.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not surprised you decided to not mention Samsung.

28. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

he hates samsung

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

HTC ultrapixel? again? :-/ all I care is note6, since I'm planning to get one.. (and maybe one wearable)

2. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Too bad my MXPE won't need an upgrade for at least 2 years.

3. palmguy

Posts: 983; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I may hold on to my grey haired 2013 Moto X just a lil longer.

5. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

it's not my daily driver but i'll hold onto that little guy until it no longer works

8. ullokey

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

The ultimate smart phone

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Dang man, I know it's a good phone, but it's about time you retire that puppy. I woud love it if they didn't go with a phablet for the next Moto X. My 5.7" Nexus 6P is just too large.

30. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Trying to sell it?

31. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, no sir, I still love my Nexus 6P, I just wish it were a bit smaller. I might hold onto it until the next Nexus comes out, Or maybe Moto X if Project Fi opens up to other non nexus devices.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If I were you, I would chuck that outdated, outspeced device into the nearest dumpster. The XPE is miles better than anything Motorola has ever done.

4. Nexus4Matic

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Lenovo, you have my attention

7. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Ohhhhhh just dont know now what to get new Lenovo or nexus htc

10. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Moto already has the best screen around

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I actually preferred the AMOLED display of the past phones. They might not have been as bright or as high of a resolution, but I just loves the colors of that type of display.

19. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

i mean the shatterproof screen it is extremely durable dont shatter even if hammer on it

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh yeah, that thing is freakin awesome!

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Better than the AMOLED that's for sure. No worries about burn in. Of course, the Nexus 6P has a great display, something the Nexus 6 failed to have among other things.

20. Arthurhkt

Posts: 726; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Out of topic here, am I the only who prefer Holo design than the current Material design? I much more prefer the futuristic design of Holo style, I think it suit "Android" more.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes you are.

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, I'm with you on this one. Material design just looks so much cleaner.

25. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Its not Motorola anymore its Moto by Lenovo :( . I wonder what all other other evil plans lenovo have in thier mind.


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Introducing the Moto O by Lenovo, then next year the Moto O 2.0 by Lenovo.

27. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"The handset should be available in July, and will take advantage of the fact that Moto is a famous brand among US smartphone users (unlike the Lenovo brand)." Which is why Lenovo should leave the Motorola name alone....and mind boggling how MS couldnt see this with the Lumia and the Nokia name period. MS with Win 7 basically took Vista, tweaked some stuff, added in Service Paks and called it 7. Vista was poison, 7 is a godsend.... MS ditched the Win Mo name before making WP, that fell flat then decided to go back to the Win Mo name..the last time they had a mobile OS they had that sold well.

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