Motorola’s sequel to the well-received Moto G may come out soon. According to a rumor published by GSMArena, the phone could go on sale near the beginning of September. Motorola launched the Moto G last November, so this would make it less than a year old should its replacement arrive as predicted. The original has also recently been updated to include 4G support.
The sequel is referred to as the Moto G2, and it could only get a small spec bump over the first phone. Apparently, the screen size could be increased to 5 inches, but the resolution will remain at 720p, which will have the knock-on effect of lowering the pixel density compared to the Moto G. The processor is expected to be another Snapdragon 400 running at 1.2GHz, along with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal memory.
Rumors indicate the camera will be improved, going up from 5 megapixels to 8 megapixels, and the front camera also increasing to 2 megapixels. Android 4.4.4 KitKat could be installed, which does suggest it’ll arrive before the introduction of Android L, but this may change at the last minute.
Although we’d have liked to see Motorola push the phone the limits on processing power, the specs are still great for a mid-range phone, but if the report’s sources are correct, the price may increase substantially. An estimate of 250 euros is given, which is 80 euros more than the Moto G. In the U.S. the Moto G was released with a price tag of $180. Convert over the rumored Moto G2 price and you get $335. The reason the Moto G was such as success was down to its highly competitive price tag. It’ll be a shame if Motorola can’t repeat that with the G2.
The report pegs the Moto G2’s launch date as September 10, so an announcement could come shortly before this, perhaps during the IFA 2014 tech show at the start of September.