Fresh from the success of the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, Motorola parent company Lenovo is reportedly at work on the two smartphones’ respective successors: The Moto G6 and G6 Plus. Rumor has it that this time around there might be a surprise in store: A cheaper, lower-end model called the G6 Play.
While we still have a few more weeks before we expect the phones to be formally announced, we’re already learning a lot about them. Here’s everything we know about the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play so far.
Price and release date
It looks like the phones could very well be released in the near future. Motorola has released a teaser that we assume to be for the phone on its YouTube channel, with the the phrase, “Better doesn’t always cost more.”
Originally, it was thought that the Moto G6 would launch at MWC, but with the show currently in full swing, there’s no sign of the phones. It’s possible Motorola will hold its own event in the near future to show the G6, and its other new phones, off.
While we don’t have pricing on the Moto G6 Play just yet, Android Life says the Moto 6 will sell for $240, and the Moto G6 Plus will go for $330.
While we might have initially assumed that the new phones would feature a similar design as the Moto G5, it looks like the Moto G6 series will adopt some newer features that make it a little more reminiscent of the Moto X. According to a leak from Droid-Life, the Moto G6 and G6 Plus will feature an 18:9 aspect ratio, while the Moto G6 Play has a 16:9 aspect ration. The standard Moto G6 and G6 Play will both sport 5.7-inch displays, with the standard G6 featuring an FHD+ resolution and the G6 Play coming in with an HD resolution. Last but not least is the Moto G6 Plus, which will come in at 5.93 inches with an FHD+ resolution.
Both the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus will have a fingerprint sensor on the bottom of the device, which will double as a navigation button. The Moto G6 Play, however, will have the fingerprint sensor on the back of the screen embedded into the Motorola logo.
The phones will reportedly ship in a range of colors. According to Droid Life, the Moto G6 will come in black, silver, and rose gold, while the Moto G6 Plus will come in Deep Indigo, Nimbus, and Dark Lake. The G6 Play will come in dark charcoal, gold, and deep blue — though the names will likely be a bit fancier than that.
Along with the image leaks from Droid Life, we were also treated to some of the specs to expect under the hood. For starters, it looks like the phone will boast an upgraded processor in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 for the standard Moto G6, and the Snapdragon 630 for the Moto G6 Plus. The Moto G6 Play will feature a Snapdragon 430 chip. For battery life, the Moto G6 will reportedly sport a 3,000mAh battery, while the Moto G6 Plus will feature a 3,200mAh battery. The Moto G6 Play comes in with a hefty 4,000mAh battery.
Apart from the processor and battery, the standard G6 will come with options of either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, with either 32GB or 64GB of storage. The Moto G6 Plus will step things up a bit with options for 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB of RAM, with either 32GB or 64GB of storage.
The rumors note that the Moto G6 and G6 Plus will feature a dual-camera array around the back with 12 megapixel and 5 megapixel lenses, along with a 16 megapixel front-facing camera. The Moto G6 Play will have a single-camera setup according to a report from Phone Arena.
Updated on February 25: Added teaser video from Motorola.
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