New, "exciting" Motorola phone could be announced on June 9

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Earlier today, ZUK (a Lenovo subsidiary) announced the Z2 Pro, a high-end Android smartphone that features a Snapdragon 820 CPU and up to 6 GB of RAM. According to GizmoChina, while presenting the ZUK Z2 Pro, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing also talked about an upcoming Motorola handset (as you may know, Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility back in 2014).

Reportedly, Yang Yuanqing confirmed that an "exciting" Motorola device will be unveiled on June 9. Unfortunately, the Lenovo exec didn't elaborate on the subject.

Recently, we heard about several Moto handsets that could be announced soon, including the Moto X3, Moto G4, and Moto G4 Plus. The Moto G4 showed up in various leaked images, and it seems that it has a fingerprint scanner on the front. However, we don't know if "exciting" is a word that could describe a new Moto G, since this will, most likely, be a mid-range handset at best. So we're thinking that Yang Yuanqing was talking about a new Moto X. Then again, a mid-range phone may be exciting if it offers lots of attractive features at a very low price.   

It's been almost 6 months since Motorola last announced a new smartphone (the Droid Turbo 2), so the company certainly had time to work on new (and hopefully great) devices. We'll be here to let you know when we have more details about this.


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14 Comments

1. macawmatt

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Moto lost my interest with the "updates" over the last year.

11. tuminatr

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

they still make a good phone, my moto x pure is sooooo much better than my lg g4. even though they sport about the same specs

2. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Moto had a fighting chance when it was with Google. It felt like the best of Google was going to be brought to fruition from Moto but now they lost my interest with their piss-poor slow updates.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Slow updates? Aren't they like second place behind google themselves for firmware updates on android versions? And for the exciting phone...I don't feel it'll be THAT compelling. Hope im wrong.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

true, moto's UI is almost stock afterall..

4. xq10xa

Posts: 799; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Moto X Pure was the last great Motorola. The Motorola phones directly from Motorola had fast updates. I feel sorry for people who buy carrier branded phones. Something about owning a Lenovo phone is not compelling.

5. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I'm betting that this years moto line-up will be a peice of crap since its now under a sh*thole brand

7. dariosaur

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

Piece of crap? Motorola X Pure was brilliant and it was released back in september 2015. Lenovo owned Motorola since 2014.

8. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I do not hate motorola infact i really wanted to own one. But the recent leaks has heen really dissapointing to me. I am sure lenovo will screw up motorola in no time.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

kinda like how people saw VW as bad brands.. they didnt know that it have various luxury brand under it (Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Porsche).. just imagine if they release "Porsche 911 by volkswagen", it sounds wrong, lol they think moto is crap just because they didnt like lenovo.. maybe they'll change their mind if lenovo totally remove their name from moto brand, or if they know that motorola have their own team inside their own building, designing their own phone, while lenovo just help on mass production

6. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

"Motorola"

12. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

lenovo has ruined the last of what used to make moto great.

13. NoAllegiance unregistered

How do you guys feel about Lenovo changing the screen to 5.5" for the G, and 5.0" for the E?

14. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

No. I even wish the X would revert to 5.2-5.5 inches

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