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New Moto G model pops up sporting LTE and larger battery

It looks like Motorola may have more in store for its lower end offering — in Brazil at least. According to the company's Brazilian page, a newer model of the 2nd generation Moto G could be on the horizon. This model packs LTE connectivity along with a slightly bigger battery.

There's no telling when this particular model will make its appearance, but it looks as if the LTE model will be packing a 2390mAh battery — slightly larger than the original's 2070mAh offering.

We were already pretty darn impressed with Motorola's budget alternative to the Moto X, but this bump in specs is sure to make an already great device even better. However, it is important to note that there is no confirmation of this particular model coming to other markets; this could simply be a Brazilian exclusive. In addition, this move shouldn't seem too surprising as the company released an LTE capable version of the first generation Moto G as well.

Source: Motorola (opens in new tab); via Android Police

61 Comments
  • Man, setting the bar higher "Nothing I shoot ever gets back up again."
  • It's like Nintendo and Motorola are playing a game to see who releases the most confusingly named products.
  • NEW Nintendo 3DS XL
  • You mistyped Motorola in the last paragraph btw
  • Can't be beat in the budget market. It's a very good phone. I don't personally own one, but a coworker does and if my Note 2 breaks it could be a great backup. I'm the kind of guy that stops a microwave at 1 second to feel like a bomb defuser.
  • Is it only supports for single band LTE (band 7 only)? Perhaps, it only meants for Brazillian market & networks only. But seeing Moto G2 with dual SIM (+LTE support on 1 sim slot) & TV tuner, is okay for me. Posted via Android Central App
  • Meanwhile, no Lollipop on my 2013 X. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This comment is super relevant. Sent from my Nexus 5, behind six proxies
  • + many ones Posted via the finally lag-free LG G3 on CM12
  • .... and that's relevant to this story because? This is revised hardware to be released at some point in the future. That has nothing to do with tailoring software updates for already sold phones. Besides, Motorola CAN work on more than one thing at a time. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Zip it babykins Posted via the Android Central App
  • Meanwhile my LS970 Optimus G is still on 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Thanks LG and Sprint. Sprint has the largest Airave coverage nationwide. Exept at my house because my Airave has been broke since the first week in December. Thanks again Sprint. Your expedited shipping is really expedited. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sad. What a good phone that is too. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Surprised they did not though the 410 in there with lte
  • Hey, where are the idiots that say Samsung releases too many exclusive versions of a phone? Or is it okay for Motorola to do it because they're not Samsung? Posted via the Android Central App
  • A running count of exclusives, Samsung vs Motorola (+ vs ____) would bolster your comment. Posted via Android Central App on my HP TouchPad (Schizoid PAC-ROM 4.2.2)
  • You're joking, right? Samsung has released, at least, four times as many phones as Motorola, this year. There's no comparison to be had. Now, once upon a time, Motorola was Samsung, releasing phone after phone with reckless abandon. I'm afraid, your comment is three years too late. That Motorola was dead and gone when Google bought them.
  • "Lower end" isn't really accurate. The Moto G would be Motorola's mid-range offering; the Moto E is their low-end phone.
  • The author was pretty clear, actually. He refers to the Moto G as a lower-end alternative to the Moto X, as in, a step down. Compared to the Moto X, the G is in fact a lower end device. The author was not calling the Moto G the low end device in Moto's catalog.
  • The Moto X is not a midrange phone, and it is fair to say that the Moto G is definitely a mid-range phone despite its low price . The question of what people mean by lower end is always the issue. The Moto G is of course lower than the X, but entry-level phone is the E. But of course these are first world problems. Posted via Android Central App
  • You're confused. No one said that the Moto X was a mid-range device. You're fabricating an argument where none needs to exist. Let me use an example with numbers. The author essentially said, "Here's the number 10! And here's the number 9, which is a lower number." Sicembaylor then came in and said, "But 9 isn't the lowest number!" I then came in and said, "He never said it was, he's just saying that 9 is lower than 10" And finally, you show up saying, "But 10 isn't 5." So, are we clear, or are you still confused? No one said the Moto X was mid-range, and no one said that the G was low-end. The author and I simply said that the Moto X is superior to the Moto G.
  • This is, quite possibly, the best comment I've seen all day. Bravo, to you, jaykresge! I absolutely love analogies.
  • Keep reading then. When it comes to Anonne, "the stupid is strong in this one," and I'm about to have a field day.
  • One step down from a flagship is not a "low end device," it is a mid-range device. The only way the G is a low end device is if the X is a mid-range device. You say it's clear but it's not clear what the author meant, exactly. The author called it a lower-end offering in the first sentence and doesn't go to great lengths to explain that it's more of a mid-range phone.
  • Anonne - No one ever said that the Moto G is a low end device. No one ever said that the X was a mid-range device. The author said, "Look, here's a Moto X!" and "Behold! The Moto G! But alas, tis not quite as robust as thy Moto X!" Nothing you are saying contradicts this. You're arguing for the sake of arguing. That, or you're an idiot, but that's your call to make, not mine. Or, back to math. (Moto) X > (Moto) G It's a statement, not an equation. You're trying to solve for E when there's no need to. He said that the G is weaker than the X (which is true), or alternatively, the X is greater than the G (which is true). So again, what are you trying to argue? It's been said many ways, and you're still not grasping it?
  • What sicem was responding to was not some unnecessary equation but this, from the first sentence: "It looks like Motorola may have more in store for its lower end offering" - which from first glance could suggest that it is a low end device, not a midrange device that the author is talking about and the words mid-range never appear in the actual text of the article. You said it's clear, but it's not clear. I think sicem's comment is still very valid and the author's language is not particularly precise, and neither was yours, and I didn't need a lecture on basic math.
  • Ahh, I see, you read the first few words and then responded. Happens to the dumbest of us :) Read the entire article. Heck, I'll even point it out for you. "It looks like Motorola may have more in store for its lower end offering...We were already pretty darn impressed with Motorola's budget alternative to the Moto X" He's comparing it to the Moto X. It's pretty clear unless you neglected to read, or are incapable of reading. Because you've been able to read and respond to my posts, I'll chalk it up to neglect instead of blatant stupidity :) And trust me, you need more than just a lecture on math. Feel free to respond and I'll elaborate. People like you are a lot of fun :)
  • No, wiseguy. You keep missing the part saying that at no point does the author clarify that he's talking about a mid-range device. Obviously it's lower than the X, but the article doesn't clarify how low. Every compliment he wrote about the G can be said about the E, which is an actual low end device. I don't know why that simple point seems to elude you. Oh no, I do: because you want to show off like you know something. Posted via Android Central App
  • Dude, you just changed your argument. You went from making up a part where someone called the Moto X mid-range, to now wanting clarification on just how much "lower end" the Moto G is. Yes...yes you really DO need another math lecture. All he said is that the Moto G < Moto X. That's a true statement. Did you want the author to write a book on the differences between the devices? You are so desperately trying to be right, and it's hilarious. PLEASE post again. I love pointing out how dumb you sound. Oh, and here's an exercise for you. Go to your last post. Pretend that it was written by someone else (like me, if it makes you feel better). Read it out loud to yourself. Now, tell me how dumb that post sounds. I'll wait.
  • No, I didn't change any argument. It took you three posts to understand " The question of what people mean by lower end is always the issue." I will admit to not being as precise as I could be in my first post, but I kept focusing on sicem's comment, which was that the potential insinuation that the G was a low-end phone was wrong. I explained to you in my second post where the ambiguity was but you still didn't understand because you wanted to show off. The only reason why I made the analogy of the X being a midrange phone was because you failed to see the ambiguity and understand the logic that followed. One step down from a flagship class phone is not a lower end phone. It is a midrange phone, and the author never made that clear. It is not an attempt to deny that the G is lower end **relative to the X**, but to clarify that the G is not in the class of a "low end phone." I pointed it out to you and you accused me of not reading the article and only reading the first sentence but it's you who needed to reread it to see the ambiguity. The article can be read like it's talking about an entry level phone, which maybe in the US the G might still be considered that because of its price point, but it's a midrange phone.
  • Dude, seriously!? Once again, math lesson. 1 billion is less than 10 billion. Is 1 billion a low number? No! But it's lower than 10 billion. The author was CLEAR that the Moto G was lower end than the Moto X. Again, you're arguing for the sake of arguing, and you keep changing your argument to reflect this. You're doing this because, and I give you props for this, you realized that your first argument was wrong. I'll give you real props when you're man/woman enough to admit that instead of coming up with different arguments that you think bolster your case. The author was clear. Moto G is inferior to Moto X. Anyone reading this post can see this except for two people. I'm done. I've made my point and I can only repeat it so many times. If you wish to continue arguing that the Moto G is superior to the Moto X (which is the ONLY point that would disagree with the author, otherwise you're arguing for the sake of arguing), be my guest. Get the last word in, as it won't make you correct :) it was fun arguing with you when I thought that there was intelligence behind the poster. But now I realize just how dumb that you really are, and that's sucked the fun out of it.
  • NO ONE was arguing that the G was better than the X, nimrod. I'm sorry that you are too stupid to see the ambiguity of the article.
  • No shit sherlock! I stated that the author said that the Moto G was inferior to the X, and therefore, the only argument to this is that the G is superior to the X. So, unless THAT is what you want to argue, there is nothing to argue. You literally have the IQ of potato salad...
  • Read what people write, not what you think you see.
  • Please elaborate.
  • So would this version work with Verizon?
  • Only if you can use LTE band 7 and/or GSM; no CDMA. Posted via Android Central App on my HP TouchPad (Schizoid PAC-ROM 4.2.2)
  • The Samsung A5 is reported to have a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916 CPU. So why would they put a 32 bit Kit Kat OS instead of a 64-bit Lollipop?
  • Cause it doesn't have Touchwiz Posted via the Android Central App
  • You mean features? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nope, touchwiz Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not that that's a surprise Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just want the 2014 G and X to be available on sprint.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Give it 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It will sell in the millions!
  • +1 I'm the kind of guy that stops a microwave at 1 second to feel like a bomb defuser.
  • Motorola is trying to hit a price point with this phone. Considering they have stated several times that the Moto G is their best selling smartphone of all time, I'm guessing it's already sold millions. Posted via a beautiful Ebony backed Moto X on Verizon or the amazing Nexus 10 using the Android Central App
  • I'd be all over it like flies round s#@t Posted via the amazing Moto G
  • Moto G 2015? (fingers crossed)
  • Snapdragon 410 and 1.5 gigs of Ram would be my guess on next year's g. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just bought a Moto G, today. For under 200 dollars, it is definitely a great piece of kit. I didn't realize that it takes a micro SIM card, though, lol. So, I have to head to the AT&T store tomorrow morning to get one. I'm more of a "phablet" person, but, the Moto G deserves the exception. So glad to be back with Android, at last!
  • I've had my Moto G since March this year. Cracking phone. Still waiting on Android L update... Posted via the amazing Moto G
  • It's a-comin'! Lol!
  • I purchased a new motoG on Saturday from best buy
    This device is blazing fast even without LTE. I really don't even notice the difference. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah, from when I used the Nexus 4, I can honestly say that HSPA+ is plenty fast for what I would normally use my phone for: Pandora, YouTube, Chrome, Maps, etc.
  • Would also make sense to introduce it in India. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know a lot of people comment that, "it's mid range", well for the price it seems like it could he your primary phone if you don't need a fantastic camera or gimmicky features Posted via Android Central App on 1+1
  • The AT&T website shows their Moto G as having 4G LTE. Obviously a typo? https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kqzyfj.com%2Fcli... ETA, nevermind, that is the 2013 version with LTE.
  • On the horizon? Im from Brazil and the 2nd gen MOTO G was released quite a few months ago :) Yep it supports 4G
  • Get hype. I'm being this will be universal just like moto g 4G LTE. Hoping at least. Nice to include the micro SD card. As long as the price is right. Posted via Android Central App
  • If this is sold stateside I'll definitely pick one up. Posted via the amazing Moto G
  • Best real-world device out there, bar none. All the 2015 model needs is a tiny nudge in RAM and SoC performance and it'll be perfect. I would honestly probably take a 2nd gen G LTE over a Moto X if I was paying full retail.