Here’s what we expect of the Moto G


The Motorola Moto G is expected to be officially announced any time now. Earlier on, word about the device was fueled by numerous leaks including some that pointed to its possible spec sheet. As you take your usual pinch of salt that accompanies any device rumours, have a look at the specs that we expect the Motorola Moto G to pack.

Motorola Moto G

  • Measurement: 129.9 x 65.9 x 6-11.6 mm
  • Weight: 143 g
  • Display: a 4.5 inch 720p (1280 x 720 … 329ppi) edge-to-edge display covered by Gorilla Glass (most likely Gorilla Glass 2)
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Cortex A7 Snapdragon S4 (MSM8226) processor
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM. 8 GB of internal storage. Since this is a Google device don’t expect expandable storage as was the case with the Moto X. Some eralier appearance of the Moto G on Amazon suggested that there was 16 GB of flash storage onboard. This could mean that we may also see a 16 GB version of the device. Since it is a low cost device, 8 GB internal storage is more than guaranteed. We’ll have to wait to see if the 16 GB rumour is true.
  • Camera: a 5 megapixel main camera that is capable of recording 720p video backed by a 1.3 megapixel front-facing shooter
  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. No Android 4.4 KitKat goodness here but that is expected since even the Moto X came out with Android 4.2.2 at a time when Android 4.3 was already out.
  • Battery: 2070 mAh. Various rumours point to various capacity batteries. Whichever the case we hope for the bigger one though a battery with a capacity larger than 2100 mAh is not likely for a budget device.
  • Network standards: Quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as UMTS/HSDPA (no word on LTE capability)
  • Others: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, an interchangeable back panel

The Moto G is expected to sell at a price lower than $200 off-contract (around $150 is highly likely) and should be available internationally unlike the Moto X which was a US-only product.

The device’s model numbers may be DVX/XT1032 as suggested in various leaks.

The Moto G will be launched in Sao Paulo, Brazil later today.


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