Lenovo executive tells us what to expect with the 2016 Moto lineup; fingerprint scanners are a go

Lenovo executive tells us what to expect with the 2016 Moto lineup; fingerprint scanners are a go
A Lenovo executive has passed along some interesting information about the 2016 Moto lineup. The devices, as we discovered last week, will be known as Moto by Lenovo, and Senior VP Chen Xudong says that the handsets will all come with an embedded fingerprint sensor. The use of the word "embedded" could mean that the phones will employ Qualcomm's ultrasonic scanners which do not require buttons or sensors, and can be embedded in the screen.

Each of the 2016 Moto handsets will feature a 5-inch screen or larger, and will offer special designs to complement the needs of consumers in the East and the West. Lastly, Motorola and Lenovo will merge their UI into one for use on 2017 models.

Lenovo will use the Moto name on its high-end models, while the entry level and budget phones will use the Vibe brand. Overall, there should be about 15 handsets released by Lenovo this year with each brand getting roughly a 50-50 split (which obviously is impossible with an odd number).

Nearly two years ago, Lenovo purchased Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion

source: TechSina (translated) via GSMArena

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3. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

++ RIP Motorola ++

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Can't wait to see the Moto X Pure

5. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Nothing against lenovo hardware but their vibe ui is plain ugly and a mess. The k4 note however looks different in terms of hardware styling and they seem to have toned down their ui for more optimisation

6. Rifqiandi

Posts: 23; Member since: May 28, 2015

Lenovo now use stocki-er launcher/software. All thanks to Moto.

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

"Motorola and Lenovo will merge their UI into one" Motorola is so special because their phones always run near stock android. My first impression on this Moto by Lenovo thing is very negative.

8. Rifqiandi

Posts: 23; Member since: May 28, 2015

What? Motorola and lenovo's UI will be combined? I thought Lenovo will use stock instead? Either way, if what you're saying is true, I feel like lenovo's UI would still be ugly.. Stock, and Lenovo at the same time.. Stock only would be better..

9. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Who is going to buy the phones sold by lenovo when there is a phone from motorola for every category you can think of. Motorola >>> Lenovo smartphones Damn you Google for making bad decision by selling squeezing everying out of moto and selling it to Hands.

13. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

*Wrong hands

12. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Smh Motorola was the first to put a fingerprint scanner on a smartphone with the atrix back in 2011, now they are lagging behind everyone else..

14. boys.noize

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 03, 2016

The moto G series are going to disappear & other moto handsets will probably get less-stock experience, i say you goodbye moto!

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