Grasshopper, Lenovo Moto M is nicknamed "Kung-Fu" and will launch internationally?

Just yesterday, we showed you live images of the Lenovo Moto M (XT-1662). Originally expected to be launched in China only, a new report on Friday states that there will be a version of the phone that will be launched internationally. The report says that the version of the Moto M getting a wider release could be model number (XT-1663). When we say that the phone will launch internationally, it most likely will still be limited to a release in Asia.

According to those in the know, the Lenovo Moto M carries the code name of "Kung-Fu." The device has already been certified by China's TENAA regulatory agency, which revealed the specs of the phone. The model features a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The MediaTek MT6755 chipset is under the hood, with an octa-core 2.1GHz CPU and the Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. A 16MP camera graces the back of the handset, while an 8MP selfie snapper can be found in front. A 3000mAh battery powers the whole shebang.

While the new reports says that the XT-1663 will be the international version of the Moto M, a previous GFXBench benchmark test of the model revealed a device with a 4.6-inch screen and a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Powered by the MediaTek MT6750 chipset, the handset carries an octa-core 1.9GHz CPU and the Mali-T860 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of flash memory. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 16MP/8MP.

In other words, the XT-1663 appears to be a compact version of the Lenovo Moto M rather than a copy of the XT-1662 for the rest of Asia. We should find out for sure when Lenovo introduces the Moto M. Since the phone already has its TENAA certification, the unveiling could happen soon.

source: Techdroider



1. Fona13A unregistered

Should have named it Kenny Loggins

2. FBIsurveilance

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 10, 2014

Good God. Lenovo is ruining the brand. No wonder Rick Osterloh abandoned ship and returned to Google. Moto is turning into Vibe, with every alpha numeric petition there is for what is essentially the same brick.

3. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

4.6 1080p and that spec?? We finally getting a decent Compact in 2016?

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but, is that processor is good enough for 1080p? it should use SD625 to be a decent affordable compact (with great battery life)

8. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Speaking of compacts, I think this is the best camera sony gave to a compact model so far: Camera samples in low light: X compact battery test by gsmarena is disappointing compared to z3 and z5 compact but is forgivable. I might grab one if the US price of $500 will remain $500 tax included in my country.

4. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

damn it lenovo... you have ruined moto design... that is really ugly design....

6. Loveneesh

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Don't know why but I think it looks much better in real life.

7. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

If moto can finally have top-tier cameras in its phones, I won't even care about the design anymore, I'll pick one and pay.

9. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Lenovo is diluting the Moto brand badly. Here hoping they can bring us updates at a reasonable time frame.

10. ssanders2k7

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

I have bought Thinkpads since 2005 and Motorola phones since the RAZR (the flip one). I have to say this company has really gone to crap, they have destroyed the Motorola brand and have VERY slow updates and horrible repair options. On top of that, I have read multiple sources where their computers are not as reliable and support has gone downhill. Not sure what is going on but they need to get it together, I don't plan to buy more.

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