Back in May 2012, Larry Paged announced that Google had acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Less than two years later, the Mountain View-based giant sold Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. The Chinese company has big plans for Motorola and after they announced a few weeks ago that their future phones will be branded as “Moto by Lenovo”, today they decided it’s time to share more info with us.
In an interview for the Wall Street Journal, Lenovo chief Yuanqing Yang said while the company still sees growth opportunity in most emerging markets, they are relying on Motorola to increase their market share in the US. He also revealed that the company is working on a “more innovative, more attractive” phone that will be released in the US this July.
Over the course of this month, Lenovo representatives talked future Motorola products more often that in the past. Mid-January, after revealing that the Motorola name will be removed from the Moto phones, a Lenovo spokesperson officially dismissed the rumors saying the company plans to retire the Moto G. They also confirmed that the fingerprint scanners will be standard on 2016 Motorola smartphones. The latter piece of news is unsurprising given that a report dating December 2015 claimed that Moto X 2016 will be equipped with a fingerprint scanner.
The Lenovo official didn’t reveal any further details about the upcoming Motorola smartphone, nor if he was talking about a flagship or mid-range model. However, since the US market was mentioned Yang most liked referred to Motorola’s next-gen Moto X. “More innovative, more attractive” is pretty vague at the moment, but we are pretty sure that more details will surface online as we get closer to the smartphone’s release date.
What’s on your wishlist for the Moto X 2016? Better camera? Improved design? Share your views in the comments section below.