Motorola will concentrate on smartphones in the premium segment in 2016. In 2016, Motorola's smartphones will have fingerprint sensors and will have at least 5-inch displays. Chen Xudong, SVP of Lenovo Group told Tech Sina.
Motorola introduced the Motorola Atrix 4G in 2011. The Motorola Atrix 4G is a smartphone with a fingerprint sensor. Motorola's high-end smartphones often lacked the feature of fingerprint sensors. Motorola smartphones often lacked the fingerprint sensor which will now be added.
Xudong also stated that Moto-branded smartphones released in 2016 will feature a minimum of 5-inch screen size, along with changes in design. Motorola was acquired by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola range of smartphones will be called the 'Moto by Lenovo' from this year. Lenovo will have Moto-branded smartphones in the premium range of devices, while the budget phones will carry 'Vibe' name that will be part of the 'Vibe series'
Xudong explained further that Lenovo will merge Lenovo Vibe UI and Moto's pure android experience into a singe interface. The decision may not go down well with Motorola fans who still adore the pure Android experience that Moto phones have to offer. However, a fingerprint scanner is being welcomed by everyone. Motorola's Moto phone designs have been good till date where both good ergonomics and looks are put together.
Xudong also asserted that Motorola will be part of the premium range of devices while Lenovo will focus on more budget category of devices. This will allow buyers to choose their phones without too much confusion.