Moto E3 Power gets Wi-Fi certified, launch is getting closer

Earlier this month, the Moto E3 got Bluetooth certified, and now one iteration of this new phone has been Wi-Fi certified as well (as evidenced in the image below). This new certification helpfully reveals both the branding and the model number of one E3 variant. This will be called Moto E3 Power and will have the model number XT1706.

Because we know that, we also know most of its specs, since a handset with that exact model number got benchmarked back in March. It will thus have a 5-inch 720p touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera, a 5 MP selfie cam, the MediaTek MT6735P chipset at the helm (with a 1 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board.

We’ve recently heard that Lenovo might launch the Moto E3 in some markets as the Vibe C2 – probably in Asia where the Lenovo brand is better known than Motorola. According to that leak, the Vibe C2 definitely seems to have the same innards as the Moto E3, so this might turn out to be true. If so, expect the new Moto E to also sport a 2,750 mAh battery.