New renders reveal Motorola is preparing two new Moto C2 devices. The Lenovo-owned brand launched its first Moto C devices last year in the form of a regular variant accompanied by a Plus-sized model, a strategy the company looks set to continue in 2018. After all, new renders obtained by 91mobiles reveal both the upcoming Moto C2 and Moto C2 Plus.
As can be seen in the images, the second-generation of the lineup closely resembles last year’s series, with just a few design tweaks noticeable. Starting off up front, the budget smartphones will be sticking to more traditional 16:9 display panels with thick bezels wrapping around them. Both smartphones feature an in-ear speaker up top alongside a selfie camera and an LED flash. In regards to the bottom bezel, the regular Moto C2 utilizes the space for Moto branding, while the C2 Plus features an oval-shaped fingerprint scanner – the Moto name is placed above the display instead. It’s also worth noting that Motorola has removed the capacitive buttons seen on last year’s lineup in favor of on-screen navigation ones.
Moving on to the rear panels, both devices sport identical designs. This means a plastic shell is dominated by a large, circular camera module which contains the camera sensor and what appears to be a dual-tone LED flash. Furthermore, underneath the module is the Motorola batwing logo. In addition to all of this, both a volume rocker and a power button are present on the right side of both devices, while, on top, both smartphones retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Considering Motorola’s 2017 Moto C lineup was revealed in May, it seems likely that this year’s lineup could make an official appearance before the end of June, with a release possibly taking place in July. On the specs front, nothing is known about the devices yet, but they are expected to sit below Motorola’s recently-announced Moto E5 lineup.