Moto M (XT1662) gains TENAA certification; 5.5-inch display, 3GB RAM and 3000 mAh battery

Moto M (XT1662) gains TENAA certification; 5.5-inch display, 3GB RAM and 3000 mAh battery
Yesterday, the unannounced Moto M (XT1663) was spotted on GFXBench, tying in rather nicely with earlier sightings of a similar (XT1662) variant. Today, the latter has been given the nod by China's TENAA certification process, which is normally indicative of an imminent announcement. 

The new TENAA listing for the Moto M (XT1662) is in relative alignment with GFXBench details revealed back in June, but apparently sports a larger display than was first anticipated. Rather than a 4.6-inch panel, the XT1662 will get a 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 display as well as a 2.1 GHz MediaTek MT6755 chipset and 3 gigs of RAM. There will also be a 16-megapixel main camera allied to a 5-megapixel effort on the front, and 32 GB of on-board storage. 

There will be a fingerprint sensor on the rear below the camera, while a 3000 mAh will keep the lights on. Software-wise, there will be Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, though presumably, Android 7.0 Nougat will become available early on in the device's life. 

The aforementioned Moto M (XT1663), as a reminder, will assume the a role as the more pocketable version. As such, it will get a 4.6-inch FHD panel, and will be powered by MediaTek's MT6750 SoC. Most of the remaining specs are the same as with the XT1662; a full round-up can be seen here

This new duo will — along with the Moto Z series — seemingly serve as a continuation of the Moto X line. Though Motorola has proclaimed that the much-loved series is 'alive and well', these Moto M mid-rangers might just steal the X's thunder. Those in search of a high-end Android experience from a Motorola smartphone, therefore, will probably want to look towards the new Moto Z series

source: Weibo via Tech Updates

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12 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2312; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Well, there's that. Ahh why do all of their new phones have to be the same size?!

2. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Well said +1

3. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, with the Moto Z it's obviously for compatibility with the Mods. As for the Moto G, I don't know. I think 5" makes more sense for a low/midranger, given the huge popularity of the iPhone 6/Galaxy S6/7 footprint. Maybe it's a "bang for your buck" thing. Oh, for the days of the "hand-friendly" Moto X...

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I love my 2013 Moto X, I still use it as a wifi media remote for the home and office. I was getting excited for to a new Moto X that went back to the original size, but the previous leaks appear to be for a different Moto handset. So sad.

8. libra89

Posts: 2312; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Exactly.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I liked the feel of the OG Moto X. I liked the '14 Moto X even more. They really crammed the screen into that thing. Since the last year's X Pure and X Play, they've abandoned the "right size/handfeel" and are pursuing a one (large) size fits most approach. I like Motorola, but I'm no longer interested.

9. libra89

Posts: 2312; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah that makes sense but it kind of sucks for those of us hoping for a 5" refresh. And then it's not like it went from 5" to 5.2", it went to 5.5"! I guess Moto is just not for me this year.

4. kasemapiwat

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

Finally get rid of those stupid fingerprint design.

5. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Looks too generic for my taste

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they steal another letter from xperia series :P

10. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

I don't mind if Moto phones look generic, but I wish it would be HTC/Apple/Samsung kind of generic

12. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

X Compact !!!!!!!!

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