We have already heard that Lenovo will be bringing the Moto E3 to India on September 19th, but we finally have a confirmation of sorts that we are getting the Moto E3 Power variant here with the massive 3500 mAh battery.
As you may have heard, the Moto E3 comes in two variants, regular and Power (XT1706), with the latter having a larger battery, more storage and RAM. Its good to see Lenovo bringing the higher-end variant to India. Coming to specs, for the first time a Moto E smartphone will run on a MediaTek processor, namely the MediaTek MT6735p with 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.0GHz. We have already seen this processor being implemented in the Lenovo Vibe P1m, Coolpad Mega and the results were less than stellar. However, given the clean, stock User Interface of Moto smartphones it is expected to perform a lot better and the chipset would sip a lot less power than other octa-core offerings in the price segment, meaning even better battery life.
Next, you get a 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels which is quite crisp at 294 PPI. There's 2GB RAM on offer with 16GB storage which should be expandable with a separate microSD card slot. On the camera front we have an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera for selfies. Connectivity options include Dual-SIM 4G LTE support with WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM Radio. At present there is no word on VoLTE, but it should be enabled by launch.
Lenovo also launched the Moto G4 Play in India recently running on the Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor with 5-inch HD display and similar specs priced at Rs. 8999. The Moto E3 is expected to be priced under Rs. 7000 in India. It is already available in Hong Kong at a similar price point.