Motorola will be re-entering an increasingly competitive Chinese smartphone market next month when it releases the new Moto X, and Moto G. The announcement comes three months after Lenovo announced they had completed a US$2.9 billion purchase of Motorola’s mobility from Google.

The smartphone maker has timed its release with the Chinese Spring Festival, according to a blog post made by the company on Monday. Lenovo pushed forward with the anticipated release despite CEO Yang Yuanqing calling the Chinese market “saturated” earlier this year, claiming the company would have to find “new growth areas” to stay competitive.

Chinese smartphone makers saw intense growth in 2014. Last week, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun claimed that the company had sold 61.12 million smartphones, making a 227% increase over the previous year’s sales. At the same time, Huawei shipments rose 40% from 2013, with 34.27 million sets sold in the first 6 months of 2014.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com