Moto M with metal body and Snapdragon 625 leaks

It looks like Lenovo is readying a new budget Moto M series that will co-exist alongside the Moto G and the entry-level Moto E lineup. Dubbed the Moto M, the phone features a metal body and is rumored to offer a Snapdragon 625 SoC, up to 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, microSD slot, and a massive 5100mAh battery.

From the leaked image, the Moto M looks like a more refined version of the Moto G4, with the phone sporting a similar camera setup. It is possible we may see the same 16MP camera from the Moto G4 Plus (which was excellent) on the Moto M.

The fingerprint sensor has moved to the back (thankfully), and based on the hardware on offer and the metal chassis, it is feasible Lenovo is looking to fill the gap between the Moto G4 and the Moto Z Play with the Moto M. The combination of the 5100mAh battery and the power-efficient 14nm Snapdragon 625 should result in remarkable battery life, one that could outshine even the Moto Z Play.

Other rumors suggest we'll see a 5.5-inch Full HD display, and a release window sometime in December.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.