Lenovo had launched the MOTO C earlier this month in the offline retail channel just over a month after its worldwide reveal. Today, its elder sibling, the MOTO C Plus was launched at an event in New Delhi. The main thrust of the MOTO C range is bringing the Motorola experience into the entry-level segment which was earlier the responsibility of the MOTO E range of smartphones. The newly launched MOTO C Plus carries a price tag of ₹6,999 and is available exclusively on Flipkart.
So what do you get for all that dosh, let us find out?
The Motorola MOTO C Plus is the more expensive sibling of the MOTO C range which itself posits itself as an entry-level smartphone. To that effect, the smartphone bears the same MediaTek MT6737 chipset which features a quad-core CPU clocked @1.3GHz coupled with a Mali-T720 GPU. This is complemented by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which is further expandable via a microSD card (up to 128 GB). The front of the phone is dominated by the 5.0-inch HD (720 x1280) IPS panel based display with wide bezels. The smartphone features an 8-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and dual LED CCT flash. For selfies and video calling, the front camera is the same 2-megapixel fixed focus sensor on the MOTO C with a dedicated forward firing flash.
Powering all this hardware is a 4000mAh removable battery unit with support for fast charging. Out of the box the MOTO C Plus comes with close to stock Android v.7.0 Nougat with a few added MOTO exclusive features. For connectivity and charging purposes, the MOTO C Plus is provisioned with a microUSB 2.0 port along with a 3.5mm audio jack. The handset supports dual-SIM’s and features a dedicated memory card slot. Both SIM’s can be 4G capable with dual-standby and VoLTE capabilities. The handset also supports WiFi up to standard n, A-GPS and GLONASS, Bluetooth v.4.2 and FM radio. The back shell of the handset is made of polycarbonate and has been given a micro-textured finish for a premium feel.
The smartphone would be available from tomorrow via Flipkart along with a couple of early-bird purchase offers such as; MOTO Pulse Max headset worth ₹2,500 can be picked up ₹749, Reliance Jio subscribers who have taken up Jio Prime will get up to 30 GB of additional data for free and additionally Myntra users will get 20 percent off during the Flipkart Fashion sale. The handset would be available in the Pearl White, Starry Black and Fine Gold colour options.
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