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Moto M spotted at TENAA with rear fingerprint scanner and metal body

A Moto M handset with the model number XT1662 has been spotted passing through China's TENAA agency, with a rear fingerprint scanner and metal body.

Published onAugust 31, 2016


If Lenovo’s latest modular Moto Z handsets aren’t quite your thing, then you might be interested in this new mysterious Moto M smartphone that was just spotted over at China’s TENNA. The handset comes with an XT1662 model number and retains a fair amount of that familiar Moto look.

It appears that Lenovo has finally caught on to the idea that the dimple found on the back of Moto devices would make a perfect place for a fingerprint scanner, instead of just slapping one on the front. The phone also appears to be built from a metal uni-body, but it’s a bit tough to tell from the pictures.

According to the data, the Moto M XT1662 will also arrive with a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD display, 3,000mAh battery, and there’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board. The phone measures 151 x 75 x 8 mm and weighs 163 grams. The listing also mentions a 2.2GHz octa-core processor, quite possible the MediaTek MT6755, along with 4GB of RAM, and internal storage options of either 32GB or 64GB, complete with 32GB microSD card support.

The X1662 model has also appeared over at GFXBench. The benchmark results suggest that this phone might come with an 8 megapixel front and 16 megapixel rear camera configuration. However, this listing states a smaller 4.6-inch display and just 3GB of RAM, so treat this data with caution. Perhaps we’re looking at regular and plus sized versions of the Moto M?

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Without a price, it’s not quite clear where the Moto M would sit in Lenovo’s current Moto portfolio. Most likely we’re looking at a mid-range offering for those who don’t fancy the modular shenanigans of the Moto Z line-up. What do you think about the handset?

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