What we’re supposedly looking at here is the back of the 2015 Moto G—a device that, in its first iteration, astonished with its then-unheard of bang for buck. In the two years since the original G’s début mid-range Android phones have come a long way; if the specs here are to believed, how does the new G compare?
Not so well, as it turns out. The front and back cameras each get more pixels and an LTE radio is added to the innards, but other aspects from the original G—particularly the 720p screen—remain.
Here are some additional blurry-cam shots, with crops by Android Police. And here’s a list of specs courtesy of Liliputing’s Brad Linder:
- 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of storage + microSD card slot
- 2,300 mAh battery
- 13MP rear camera
- 5MP front camera
How was all this figured out? Apparently a video of the new G has also been leaked:
If this all seems a bit underwhelming I’d have to agree—especially if you compare what we’re seeing here with the likes of the ZenFone 2. Consider also that if Motorola keeps to their traditional release schedule then the final version won’t ship until at least the third quarter of this year. By that time it might have to compete with the OnePlus 2, and if the $249 CAD/ $199 USD price tag remains then it won’t be much of a competition at all.