Earlier today we brought you news that according to Chen Xudong, Lenovo’s Mobile Chief, Lenovo would be getting rid of the Moto E and Moto G lines. Since purchasing Motorola, Lenovo has said they’re going to be paring down how many phones they’re going to be offering, but it was a bit odd that one on the chopping block would be Motorola’s most popular phone ever.
Seems now that this information may have come out due to a mistranslation of a Chinese interview.
Motorola reached out today to let us know that the Moto E and Moto G would in fact NOT be going away. While Motorola and Lenovo will be “simplifying the combined Motorola and Vibe portfolio, we have no plans to retire Moto G, our most successful smartphone, or Moto E.” This is great news for consumers as the Moto E and Moto G offer some of the best bang-for-your-buck around.
Here’s Motorola’s full statement:
[blockquote author=””]Chen Xudong’s remarks to Chinese media have been misunderstood. Although we are simplifying the combined Motorola and Vibe portfolio, we have no plans to retire Moto G, our most successful smartphone, or Moto E. We will focus on the Moto and Vibe product brands moving forward, with each brand having its own purpose and target audiences. Together they enable us to give smartphone users all around the world the power to choose the device that’s best for them. Moto will be our innovative trendsetting brand. Vibe will be our mass-market challenger brand. The brands will overlap in some price points and key geographies, but with different brand identities, features experiences and designs. The product brands are meant to be complementary and address multiple target audiences and ends of the product price spectrum.[/blockquote]
[graphiq id=”kNORZQWWjAh” title=”Motorola Moto E (2015)” width=”600″ height=”400″ url=”https://w.graphiq.com/w/kNORZQWWjAh” link=”http://smartphones.specout.com/l/2814/Motorola-Moto-E-2015″ link_text=”Motorola Moto E (2015) | SpecOut”]
[graphiq id=”fj9iBlFTKcd” title=”Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) 2GB Ram” width=”600″ height=”400″ url=”https://w.graphiq.com/w/fj9iBlFTKcd” link=”http://smartphones.specout.com/l/3993/Motorola-Moto-G-3rd-Gen-2GB-Ram” link_text=”Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) 2GB Ram | SpecOut”]