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