Motorola, acquired last year by computer maker Lenovo, has unveiled three smartphones for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market.

Motorola said Monday that buyers of its flagship Moto X model will be able to pick colors, features and exterior materials that include leather and wood. The 16GB version will start at 3,299 yuan ($540).

Motorola, one of China’s earliest mobile phone brands in the 1980s, left the country in 2013 following its acquisition by Google. Beijing-based Lenovo bought the Motorola mobile phone business last year to expand its presence in wireless devices.

Motorola faces intense competition in China, where Apple, Samsung and local brand Xiaomi are spending heavily to appeal to local customers.

Earlier reports suggest that Motorola was to replace defective Nexus 6 devices with undone covers. A lot of users have complained about the rear cover of the Nexus 6 popping out, due to the battery swelling up and expanding or due to weak glue holding the rear cover.

Motorola, who makes the Nexus 6, has thankfully acknowledged the issue and is willing to replace devices of the affected users.

With inputs from Associated Press

Publish date: January 26, 2015 5:37 pm| Modified date: January 26, 2015 5:37 pm

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