It appears that the called the bargain of the year Moto G will have its successor pretty soon. The Moto G2 (though the name is still unofficial, let’s use in reference to the long rumored device) was tracked down on the GFX benchmark website as a device with the model number XT1063. Everything suggests that this may be the G2, but the result are no revelations, the new Moto G2 is another decent budget-friendly handset in the G lineup with slightly improved optics and screen size.
Moto G2 leaks from GFX Benchmark – What to expect.
The recent leaks from GFX benchmark site put an end to the speculation about the Moto G2 supposedly being a blooding edge tech smartphone. According to the website, the G2’s specs are less than high-tech, and if we thought that the manufacturer would surprise us with something completely new, now we can feel a bit disappointed. Since the G’s successor looks like a revamped copy of its predecessor.
The running Android 4.4 phone is reportedly equipped with the G 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 chipset combined with Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB of built-in storage. All the features are well known for all those who are familiar with the original Moto G phone.
But, we won’t do the manufacturer the justice saying that the handset is the G’s clone. There are also some features that underwent changes; well, maybe not significant one, but still noticeable. First mentioned change may be observed in the G2 display, which has been enlarged to the size of 5-inch one. It’s a very modest improvement, especially when taking into consideration the fact that the screen resolution remains the same 1280×720 p. So, don’t expect high quality of the displayed image, since larger display combined with the unchanged screen resolution means lower DPI.
Moving on, aside the display size improvement, the new Moto G2 received also slightly more advanced optics. The original G’s 5-megapixel rear camera is now replaced by the 7-megapixel shooter. The same with the front-facing sensor which goes up from the less than acceptable 1.3-megapixel cam to the 2.1-megapixel one, which is still too little as for a decent selfie-friendly cam.
If the information found on the GFX benchmark site turn out to really concern the Moto G2, the phone seems to be a great letdown, especially in terms of unchanged quite out-of-date for today processor and RAM. But until Motorola official announcement on the G2’s debut, we shouldn’t forget that these are only speculations. Another rumor says that the Moto G2 will be released simultaneously with the Moto X+1. Unfortunately, it’s not a clue, since we also know nothing about the latter one unveiling. So, the only thing we can do is to wait for another portion of leaks and rumors or for the Motorola’s official announcement.
source: GFX Bench