Upcoming Moto C2 and C2 Plus shown off entirely in new renders
As can be seen in the images, the second-generation of the lineup closely resembles last year’s series, with just a few design tweaks noticeable. Starting off up front, the budget smartphones will be sticking to more traditional 16:9 display panels with thick bezels wrapping around them. Both smartphones feature an in-ear speaker up top alongside a selfie camera and an LED flash. In regards to the bottom bezel, the regular Moto C2 utilizes the space for Moto branding, while the C2 Plus features an oval-shaped fingerprint scanner – the Moto name is placed above the display instead. It’s also worth noting that Motorola has removed the capacitive buttons seen on last year’s lineup in favor of on-screen navigation ones.
Moving on to the rear panels, both devices sport identical designs. This means a plastic shell is dominated by a large, circular camera module which contains the camera sensor and what appears to be a dual-tone LED flash. Furthermore, underneath the module is the Motorola batwing logo. In addition to all of this, both a volume rocker and a power button are present on the right side of both devices, while, on top, both smartphones retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Considering Motorola’s 2017 Moto C lineup was revealed in May, it seems likely that this year’s lineup could make an official appearance before the end of June, with a release possibly taking place in July. On the specs front, nothing is known about the devices yet, but they are expected to sit below Motorola’s recently-announced Moto E5 lineup.