Motorola’s popular budget-friendly Moto G line may soon get another member. If to believe recent leaks the Moto G 3rd Gen is on its way to make its first public appearance rather sooner than later. Caught in live photos, the phone appears to debut packed with several improvements over its predecessor, including a 13MP camera, 64-bit processor and 5-inch display.
Moto G 3rd Generation spotted in leaked images
Starting from the external appearance, assuming that the leaked materials are at least partially true, the new Moto G phone will probably feature a design similar to the one allegedly carried by the Moto X 2015 along with a Dual LED flash, camera sensor and Motorola’s logo located on a silver panel set on the phone’s back cover case.
Moving on to the hardware side, the series of benchmark tests the Moto G went through on the rumored video unveils that although the handset indeed received a few upgrades, we shouldn’t expect any big surprises here. According to the surfaced video the phone will house a 5-inch 720p display and be powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor coupled with the same 1GB RAM and the same 8GB of built-in storage.
Perhaps replacing a 32-bit Snapdragon 400 with a 64-bit 401 version of the processor seems to be a big improvement over the older model of the phone, but considering that the rest of the specs remains almost the same the new more powerful processor may be not enough to enhance the Moto G’s performance noticeably.
Another upgrade may be observed in the field of optics, this time Moto G users will be provided with a 13MP main camera supported by a 5-inch front-facing shooter. Furthermore, the phone will reportedly run the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and deliver the ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity, which should draw attention of many budget-conscious buyers since 4G connectivity still isn’t a common feature among mid-rangers.
All these may sound a bit disappointing for all those of us waiting for big changes, however we shouldn’t forget that the new Moto G will be a budget-sector offering. So we surely can’t expect it to sport flagship features. The good thing here is that minor changes in the terms of hardware may also suggest that the phone’s biggest advantage – the price– will also stay at the same level of $200.
source: Neo Lee