Lenovo Vibe C2 (2016 Moto E) finally goes official


The Motorola Moto E series has, over the past couple of years, delivered a functional Android experience to those on a budget. With Lenovo having taken the reigns at Motorola, the 2016 variant of the Moto E has been rebranded as the Lenovo Vibe C2, in line with recent reports. After the usual flurry of leaks and speculation, the device is now official on Lenovo's Russian site, though for now, the Chinese firm hasn't divulged the price nor availability. 

We know from past encounters with the Moto E range that the Lenovo Vibe C2 won't cost a lot, and the design is certainly in-keeping with existing versions of this cheap-and-cheerful smartphone. The rather neat-looking box of plastic is available in both black or white, weighs 139 grams, and measures in at 143 x 71.4 x 8.5 mm. Kitted out with a 720 x 1080 display, the Vibe C2 gets a 1 GHz MediaTek MT6735P chip with Mali-T720 graphics and a solitary gig of RAM. The listing shows 8 GB of expandable storage, though it is believed that a 16 GB version will be available by the time the Vibe C2 makes its eventual debut. 

Connectivity is offered in the form of Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and 4G LTE. There's an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera which will likely provide a basic photographic experience, while the 5-megapixel front snapper will take care of selfie and video calling needs. Keeping the lights on is a 2750 mAh battery which, when one considers the decidedly low-end hardware, should keep the Vibe C2 running well over the one-day mark. 

Software-wise, there's Android 6.0 Marshmallow off the bat, though Lenovo will be peddling its Vibe UI to add a sizable dose of additional bloat features. 

Hopefully, Lenovo will soon furnish us with details on when the Vibe C2 will arrive, and for how much. As and when this info is made available, we'll have it covered right here, so stay tuned. 

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