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Motorola Heads Back to China with Moto X, Moto G and New Moto X Pro

The first new smartphones Motorola has debuted in China since 2012.


Well, that didn’t take long.

Less than three months after completing its $2.9 billion takeover of Motorola, Lenovo is bringing the venerable American brand back to China, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing smartphone markets.

Lenovo said Tuesday it will begin selling the Moto X in China early next month. That handset will be followed by the Moto G, as well as a new 6-inch screen variant of the Moto X — the Moto X Pro. That device is similar in exterior appearance to the Motorola-built Nexus 6, but is designed specifically for the Chinese market.

“It has special hardware and software designed exclusively for this launch – everything from banding to sensors and IR gestures,” a Motorola representative told Re/code.

These three devices are the first new smartphones Motorola has debuted in China since 2012.

The Moto X Pro and Moto G will hit after China’s Spring Festival holidays, at which time the company will also bring the Moto Maker customization engine to the Chinese market.

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