Motorola is expected to unveil the 3rd-generation Moto G smartphone on July 28th. But a series of leaks have given us a pretty good idea of what to expect from Motorola’s next budget smartphone.
Still, there’s always room for one more leak: and this time it comes from Motorola. According to a page that was briefly visible on the company’s website, the Moto G (2015) will be available with up to 2GB of RAM, which is twice as much as any of the previous models supported.
Reddit users Coconuttery spotted the page on the Moto Maker website before it was taken down.
Oh yeah, you’ll also be able to customize the new Moto G using the web-based Moto Maker tool for the first time.
Options include black or white fronts, rear panels that come in 10 different colors, and a choice of accent colors including chrome, blue, red, and seven more.
Moto Maker will also let you choose the wallpaper that will be loaded the first time you turn on the phone, and for $20 more you can opt for a FlipShell case.
But the most interesting part of this leak relates to memory and storage. The Moto G (2015) will be available with 8GB or 16GB of storage… and the 16GB model features 2GB of RAM (suggesting that the 8GB model will have 1GB, just like earlier versions of the Moto G).
Pricing hasn’t been revealed, but the first and second generation Moto G smartphones have each had starting prices of $180 at launch.
Update: A leaked promo video also seems to confirm these specs:
- 5 inch HD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
- 8GB or 16GB of storage
- 4G LTE
- microSD card slot for up of 32GB of removable storage
- 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
- IPX7 waterproof rating
- Android 5.1.1
Update 2: Oh hey look. Someone’s posted some more pictures of the phone.
Dang, I was hoping it had the 610 in it. This would be a great phone for the lil ones.
Aside from the fact that the Moto G has a great vanilla Android build, I don’t see much value in it anymore.
Complain about ZenUI all you want, the Asus Zenfone 2 @ $199 is notably higher performance, the MicroSD slot supports 128gb (not just 32), 1080 resolution screen (720 for the moto), and it comes with at least 2gb ram, not up to 2gb.
Another thing is that the past versions of the Moto G have poor selection of LTE bands. The last model had 4 LTE bands, the US version of the Zenfone 2 has 9 LTE bands.
Zenfone 2 is a great phone out there, but Moto G could stil be attractive if its smaller lighter (not everyone wants a 5.5 sized phone) and battery life (mixed reports on Zenfone 2 battery life).
720p on 5-inch displays is 300ppi, beyond which you get increasingly diminishing returns on what you benefit from. Sure, it’s a great bullet point to have 1080p, but in reality few people will even notice the difference, unless they go looking for it.
Got an original Moto G and it’s been unbelievably great value and easily handles anything I ever needed from it. And on a £9 per month sim-only tariff from O2.
But it’s from that brief era when everyone thought it was a great idea to stop putting SD card slots in phones. Thankfully those days seem to have passed. My only minor gripe was with the camera speed and quality.
I’m definitely interested in the new version. But no mention of 5GHz wifi… hopefully that goes without saying.
I wish I could buy these in my country. I think Lenovo keeps them out so they can sell their own-brand devices, which are crap by comparison. SDCard slot and a non-bastardized OS, these will sell well if they are reasonably priced.
Hoping the Sprint version will support tri-band LTE.
After all the initial information about only 8GB, its great to see the 2GB and 16GB. Now, price this around $200, keep the very good almost stock OS and excellent ergonomics … and Moto G 2015 should do very well,
Hopefully it has a decent camera as well, I’m willing to pay upto 300$ if it has a good camera and screen
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