Motorola targets developing markets with dirt cheap Moto C

The inexpensive handsets will be available this spring outside of the US.

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The rumors were true: Motorola has a pair of budget smartphones up its sleeve, and they'e called the Moto C and Moto C Plus. As suspected, the electronics company is positioning these as your First Smartphone, with an eye toward developing markets. The specs Motorola has released mostly align with the leaks from last month, too.

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Each handset features a 2MP front camera, while the C's rear sensor maxes out at 5MP. The C Plus features an 8MP rear shooter in addition to a larger 4,000 mAh-hour battery over the C's 2,350 mAh power cell. That isn't the only difference between the two. Moto also says that the Plus has a bigger screen in addition to double the onboard storage (16GB) of its sibling.

Going back to the developing markets target, the C Plus is a dual-SIM phone and it goes on sale this spring in "various countries" throughout the Asian Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Moto's press release says that the 3G Moto C with 8GB of storage will cost €89, the 4G variant will cost €10 more and the 16GB C Plus starts at €119.

Here's to hoping that these will be far more capable than the Moto E was. At first, the phone seemed competent enough for day-to-day use, but throwing more than a few apps on that handset brought its performance to a grinding halt.

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