Motorola returns to China with three Moto smartphones

Motorola is returning to China early next year with the Moto X, Moto X Pro, and Moto G smartphones.

Moto X Pro (Image: Motorola)

Motorola, now part of Lenovo, will bring three smartphones to China in early 2015. The move brings the Motorola brand back to the Chinese market.

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This market is huge and even though Lenovo sells its own phones in China, the company believes the Motorola phones will be popular in the country.

Motorola has a long history of doing business in China, although not for a few years. Due to that history, the brand recognition of Motorola is good. There's little doubt this was a reason behind Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola.

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The Moto X, Moto X Pro, and Moto G are three of Motorola's latest smartphones. They range in screen size from 5 inches to 6 inches to give choice to Chinese buyers.

The Moto X (see ZDNet review) has a 5.2-inch display that is true HD. It features a selection of casings that include metal and wood. It features several sensors around the display for operation by gestures.

The Moto X Pro, newly launched for China, will have a six-inch display. This new phone is essentially a Nexus 6, which Motorola makes for Google, that has been tweaked for the Chinese market.

The Moto G (full review on ZDNet) has a 5-inch display and is the most budget-friendly of the three models going to China.

Source: Motorola