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Moto to Launch Nine More Smartphones This Year, Confirms Leaked Roadmap

Smartphone leakster Evan Blass is back once more with a juicy new leak. The leakster has shared an image from what appears to be an internal presentation, showing the list of new smartphones that the company plans to launch this year. In addition to the Motorola Z, G, and E line, the roadmap also lists the Moto X as well as the new Moto C line of budget Android smartphones.

The Moto C line, as revealed a few weeks back, will be the most affordable line of smartphones yet from Motorola. There will be two models released this year under the C line – Moto C and the Moto C Plus. The Moto C is going to feature a 5-inch display with FWVGA resolution while the Moto C Plus will sport a 5-inch HD display with a large 4000mAh capacity battery inside.

The Moto E line too will comprise of two models – Moto E and Moto E Plus. Moto E Plus is going to sport a 5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass on top, while the Moto E Plus is going to pack a humongous  5000mAh capacity battery and a bigger 5.5-inch sized display with the same 720p resolution.

We’re a little surprised to see two new Moto G models as well in the roadmap, dubbed the gS and gS+. The gS will be the smaller of the two handset, sporting a 5.2-inch sized display and a full metal build. The gS+ being the bigger model will feature a larger 5.5-inch display with the same 1080p resolution and a dual-camera setup at the back.

The Moto X line will be returning this year, with the X4 being the only new model in the X line this year. It will be a mid-range handset with a 5.2-inch Full HD display and “SmartCam”. We’re not quite sure what that means, but it could have something to do with the handset’s dual-camera setup at the back.

Finally, we have the Z line, Motorola’s new line of flagship grade smartphones. While last year’s Moto Z family consisted of three models, this year Motorola appears to have gotten rid of the regular Moto Z. There will only be two models this year – the Moto Z Play and the Moto Z Force. The new Moto Z Play will be similar to last year’s models in terms of display size and support the various MotoMod accessories that are sold by Motorola. The new Moto Z Force on the other hand, will retain the same ShatterShield display as its predecessor but add support for 1 Gigabit LTE networks. Since the Snapdragon 835 is the only chipset from Qualcomm to support 1 Gigabit LTE, the leak basically confirms that the new Moto Z Force will be powered by the latest flagship octa-core SoC under the hood.