Lenovo had recently announced that in the new overhaul, Moto will be re-branded as 'Moto by Lenovo'. This was announced by Chen Xudong, SVP of Lenovo Group.Lenovo also said that the brand name will be intended for high-end handsets and that the 'Vibe' range of smartphones will be for the budget phones. Chen Xudong, SVP of Lenovo Group also announced that all Moto smartphones in 2016 will come with fingerprint sensors. Following the announcement, several users and Motorola fans felt that Moto E and the Moto G range of phones will be killed off.
However, it seems there Lenovo will not be killing off any smartphone. The Moto G remains one of the most best-selling phones that the company has and there are no plans to discontinue it. There is no plans for killing off Moto E, another handset from Lenovo. However, the Moto G and Moto E range of smartphones could be re-branded under the Vibe series.
A new report said that Motorola smartphones will have minimum of a 5-inch display and have a fingerprint sensor. However, if Moto E and Moto G are not being discontinued, it only means that the Moto E will have a a larger screen confirming with the 5-inch screen that Lenovo wants to have. Lenovo also will be making changes to the UI of the Android OS. While Moto range of phones have a pure android experience, the Vibe series have their own UI. Lenovo plans to merge the UI of both the phones and bring a new UI. The changes and phone releases are most likely to happen first in China, before they are released globally.