Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola could help Lenovo smartphones to finally make their way onto U.S. store shelves, but before then, it looks like the deal is taking Motorola to another country.
Motorola today announced that it’s launching two new smartphones in China in early 2015. First up is the Moto X Pro, which appears to be a de-Nexused Nexus 6. The Moto X Pro has a 6-inch 2560x1440 display, 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, front-facing speakers, and a 3220mAh battery. The phone looks like a Nexus 6, too, but with a Moto X (2nd Gen.) backside.
Speaking of the Moto X (2nd Gen.), Motorola is also launching that device in China. The device will be the same one as the Moto X (2nd Gen.) that’s been available in other countries for months now, complete with wood and leather backsides. Motorola is giving Chinese customers the chance to buy specially-designed Moto X (2nd Gen.) for the Spring Festival, and it’s giving the people of China to vote on the colors and materials that’ll be used.
The third phone that Motorola is bringing to China is the Moto G (2nd Gen.). The affordable 5-inch smartphone will include 4G LTE (something that the U.S. model doesn’t have), a quad-core processor, and dual SIM support.
Motorola has gotten quite a bit of praise lately for its quality phones like the Moto X and Moto G, so it’s nice to see that Moto is taking its wares to China soon as well. Exactly how well they’ll do remains to be seen, but with Lenovo’s backing, Motorola’s now got as good a chance as it ever has to succeed in China.