What you need to know
- A few key tech specs of the upcoming Moto G 5G have leaked online.
- The phone will apparently come with a 90Hz display and Qualcomm's 7nm Snapdragon 765 chipset.
- Motorola is also said to be working on a "Moto G 5G Plus."
We got our first look at the Moto G 5G yesterday, courtesy of Evan Blass. The notable leaker has now shed light on some of the key specs of the upcoming mid-ranger and revealed that it is the same device that had leaked online as the Motorola Edge Lite 5G recently.
According to Blass, the Moto G 5G will have a FHD+ display with dual hole-punch cutouts and a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. As confirmed by the leaked render of the phone, the Moto G 5G will feature a quad-camera setup at the rear. The setup will include a 48MP main sensor, a 5MP macro lens, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.
As per a report published last month, the Moto G 5G will be available through Verizon in the U.S. and come with a large 4,800mAh battery with 20W fast charging support. The international variants of the phone are expected to include a dedicated Google Assistant button as well. On the software side of things, it will run Android 10 with some customizations from Motorola added on top.
The Moto G 5G is apparently not the only new 5G-enabled mid-range phone that Motorola is currently working on. Blass has revealed that Motorola will also launch a Moto G 5G Plus, which will likely have slightly more impressive tech specs than the standard Moto G 5G.
... and no NFC.
Moto trying to outdo samsung with the sheer number of phones they launch. It seems every other week they are launching a new phone, which they won't support after a few months.
In fairness, the Moto G line already existed before Lenovo bought Motorola from Google's mismanagement in the first place. Google was horrible at A) supply chain and B) marketing/advertising. Because of this Motorola lost BILLIONS while Google was running it. Motorola was also in the red at least 3 years after Lenovo bought them. Lenovo releasing so many Motorola phones makes me thing two things.
1) Remember: Lenovo did have their own phone brand. So I wonder how many of these "Motorola" phones are actually rebranded Lenovo phones that are likely still sold as Lenovo phones in China. 2) Releasing a lot of phones is a GOOD sign. The alternative: LG, Sony and HTC releasing almost no phones in the west. All 3 tried to compete head to head with Samsung as recently as 6 years ago. Now LG is the only one with US carrier contracts, and all they have released this year is the V60 and a couple of budget phones.
Huh? What happened to the Snapdragon 690? Isn't anyone going to use that? For goodness sakes, doesn't anyone "get" Android since 6.0/7.0 really embraced 64 bit processing/multitasking and started to use a ton more resources? At the midrange level, more RAM + worse CPU is better than less RAM + better CPU. So it would be much better to have the Snapdragon 690 with 6-8 GB of RAM than the Snapdragon 765 with 4 GB. It might actually be cheaper because RAM costs about $1 for a 2GB stick (if that) to OEMs. Then again, Google refuses to do this - starving their devices of RAM because they insist on proving that they are as good as Apple at "software optimizations" to please the iPhone loving crowd - which includes most of the writers on this blog - so I guess they are having a bad example set for them.
Another model? Dear Motorola, you have too many different models.
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