Moto C and Moto C Plus certified in Russia ahead of official announcement

Purported press shots of the Motorola Moto C

Purported press shots of the Motorola Moto C


It's no secret that Motorola Mobility has had its difficulties in recent times. Taken over by Google in 2011 before being passed onto Lenovo three years later, things looked ominous when the China-based company laid off a large chunk of its Motorola workforce last fall. But with the Moto Z series having shown flair in the flagship arena, things are looking up, and the likes of the Moto G and E series have continually demonstrated appeal to lower-budget audiences. With the latter in mind, recent reports have indicated that dirt-cheap Moto C is in the pipeline and now, there's more evidence to add to the pool.

The Russian EAC authority, which is essentially Russia's version of the FCC, has cleared model numbers XT1750 and XT1754. It's unknown which is the standard Moto C and which is to be known as the Moto C Plus but for now, this isn't too important. What does is excite us, though, is the fact that the Moto C duo are being touted as Motorola's cheapest smartphones yet -- quite something given that the Moto E line regularly hovers around the $100 mark. 

Both are said to run Android 7 Nougat out of the box and each is to be adorned with a 5-inch display, though the Plus' 720 x 1280 resolution will trump the 480 x 854 arrangement of the Moto C. Both are to be powered by quad-core MediaTek processors with either 1 or 2 gigs of RAM dependent or region, and while each will get LTE connectivity, Motorola is said to be planning a 3G-only version of the Moto C. 

The certification suggests an official launch is just around the corner, and we'll be sure to let you know as and when the Moto C and C Plus are made official. In the meantime, you can find a more detailed roundup of what we know so far by hitting this link

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8 Comments

1. danny_a2005

Posts: 349; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Everytime motorola is going worse, those phone are hideous, I remember the first moto g, being a very good looking phone, -_-, please lenovo, stop it.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Aye... These phones are indeed hideous... No infinity display with QHD, No 8 Gigs of RAM, no 5G Connectivity, no Bluetooth 5.0, no 12MP camera module from Pixel, no nothin'... Shame on you, Lenovo for making a sub $100 smartphone without any of these features... Ha! G'Day!

5. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 640; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

2. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

There's no need to tell the history again for announcing two new phones. Just say the god damn news.

3. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I hope these make it to the prepaid budget networks...

6. JcHnd

Posts: 255; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I do really like this one, specially in red or silver... but im gonna wait for the moto e4 to be announced, pricing and everything so i can get a secondary phone! :D

7. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I really do not know what people are expecting for below one hundred, even the Blu R1 looked absolutely bland but nobody bought it for its looks, they bought it because it was cheap and wasn't locked to any network.

8. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Wish they didn't have MediaTek processors or captive buttons. Snapdragon 430 and onscreen buttons for ~$50 would have been a massive hit. Since they run mostly stock Android, these phones would have been beast's in battery life and performance.

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