Lenovo has scheduled November 8 for a news conference which is expected to be the official unveiling of the Moto M and the China release of the Lenovo (Vibe) P2.
The Moto M has been in the news for months now: starting with the rumour of Lenovo releasing a phone with the fingerprint scanner positioned where the much loved Moto dimple is, then it got its TENAA certification and revealed some new details as well.
Right now the specs for the Moto M stands at a 5.5” Full HD display, a Mediatek octa-core processor said to be the new Helio P15, 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of storage, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front shooter, 3000mAh battery, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It will feature an all-metal body and the international version will be bundled with Microsoft apps.
For the price, some say it will be priced at ¥1000 ($148) while others say it will sell for ¥1999 ($295). That is a wide margin but the latter sounds more realistic.
The Vibe P2 on the other hand was first announced at the IFA Berlin conference but will just be getting a China launch. However, the version coming to China has specs different from the international version.
The Lenovo P2 has a 5.5” FHD screen, a Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB of RAM (not 3GB like the international variant), 32GB/64GB of ROM, a 5 megapixel front camera, a 13MP rear shooter, Android 6.0, and a 5000mAh battery.
The fingerprint scanner will be positioned in front and there will be a physical button that you can slide to activate low power mode which also turns the display into a monochrome screen. The Lenovo P2 will have NFC and be available in gold, silver, and gray colours. Price is expected to start at ¥1500 ($221).