Next-gen Moto G specs and images leak as launch approaches

Motorola is expected to launch the next generation Moto G smartphone in India tomorrow, but the hardware specifications of the device have already been revealed by leaked images of its box.

The new Moto G, which was earlier rumored as the Moto G2, is expected to be announced at a press event in New Delhi, India, tomorrow. The device will allegedly go on sale as early as September 10 at an approximate price of $250.

Now, a Brazillian retailer has posted images of the new Moto G's packaging which have revealed all of its internal specifications. These include, a 5-inch screen with 720p resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass on top, a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front facing camera and 8GB of internal storage.

The smartphone will run on Android KitKat 4.4.2 out of the box, and can be expected to get the Android L update, later.

Source: GSMArena | Image via GSMArena

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you know the idea of having moto G and moto X its to have affordable phones decent specs but NORMAL size phone why everything need to be 5" or more....

instead of improving last year moto G they just put a bigger screen, without any spec improvement... i mean what its the point.

Seriously, how hard is it to make slightly smaller phones? Not everything needs to be 5" or more. With a 720p display it doesn't even look that good.

My Galaxy S4 is just on the barely under the barrier of being annoyingly large to hold. We don't need midrange 5 inchers, we need more smaller phones.

LaXu said,
Seriously, how hard is it to make slightly smaller phones? Not everything needs to be 5" or more. With a 720p display it doesn't even look that good.

My Galaxy S4 is just on the barely under the barrier of being annoyingly large to hold. We don't need midrange 5 inchers, we need more smaller phones.

I agree!

when the market leader (android) is cheaper than you (windows phone) you need to find other ways to compete. Lumia 730 and 830 are DOA. Sucks, as I LOVE windows phone, but they'll sell more moto g's than lumia 730 and 830's combined.

How is lumia 730 more expensive than Moto G2?

It's said to be 200 euros in europe, meaning it'd be about 200-220$ in US. Surely no more than 250$.

eddman said,
How is lumia 730 more expensive than Moto G2?

It's said to be 200 euros in europe, meaning it'd be about 200-220$ in US. Surely no more than 250$.

That's what I was going to say, the 730 is priced under this MotoG2 and even beats it in a few areas like the better front facing camera. Even with the lower MP rear camera though I bet the picture quality will be on par if not better.

eddman said,
How is lumia 730 more expensive than Moto G2?

It's said to be 200 euros in europe, meaning it'd be about 200-220$ in US. Surely no more than 250$.


200 euros is more than 250$ (currently at 260ish). Since it's not coming to North America the chances are slim that it'll be over here for 250$. it'll have to be imported and then it'll be even pricier. They can't compete being more expensive (which the 730 IS in fact), and they likely can't compete when significantly cheaper.

sweatshopking said,

200 euros is more than 250$ (currently at 260ish). Since it's not coming to North America the chances are slim that it'll be over here for 250$. it'll have to be imported and then it'll be even pricier. They can't compete being more expensive (which the 730 IS in fact), and they likely can't compete when significantly cheaper.

You're just full of assumptions here, who said it won't release in the US? They talked about the 730 and 830 both release globally, and the 720 and 820 before them were both sold in the US. Just because it's a EU event doesn't mean the phones shown are going to be limited to the EU and not come to the US.

Also, in most technology cases, the Euro price and the USD price, number wise, match up. When a piece of tech is on sale in the US for $299 I find it on sale in stores here for 299euros. They NEVER use currency conversions when it comes to these things. The odds of the price in the US being the same, number wise, as it's EU price are very high, so 199euros for the 730 should be $199, plus you have to factor in that US carriers cut the prices and toss in their contracts, so that brings it down upfront.

sweatshopking said,

200 euros is more than 250$ (currently at 260ish). Since it's not coming to North America the chances are slim that it'll be over here for 250$. it'll have to be imported and then it'll be even pricier. They can't compete being more expensive (which the 730 IS in fact), and they likely can't compete when significantly cheaper.

Of course if you import it individually, it'd be expensive. Import a moto G from europe and it'd also be more expensive that what it sells for in US. That's not the point.

As soon as 730 gets picked up by US carriers, you can expect prices below 250$.

An HTC M8 sells for 600€ in europe; germany to be exact.

http://shop.emea.htc.com/de/p_htc_store_product.aspx?i=259879

Does it sell for 770$ in US?

You can still get an 8GB Moto G on Amazon for Verizon prepay for $79. Still a HELL of a deal!

http://www.amazon.com/Moto-Verizon-Prepaid-Phone-Only/dp/B00HPP3QD6/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409844748&sr=1-4&keywords=moto+g

So it's the same SoC, the same amount of RAM, and the same resolution (only larger with worse ppi.) The only changes seem to be the cameras which went from 5 to 8MP and 1.3 to 2.0. Doesn't even seem to be enough of a change to merit releasing a new phone.

I had the original Moto G, which of course had no SD slot. They do not mention an SD card in this description, unless I missed it in the editorial. I do believe that companies take stupid cost saving measures at the expense of the user (even though one can buy another phone, some are just perfect).

According to the Motorola website, the new Moto G will also include an SD card slot :).

http://www.motorola.com/us/Moto-G-%282nd-Gen.%29/moto-g-2nd-gen-pdp.html#specs-moto-g-titan

Not much of a bump in specs...2GB of RAM would have been nice. Still a bargain for that price I suppose.