The fourth generation of the Moto G (2016) is being released this year and speculation is already rife about the newest edition of Motorola's most bargainous smartphone. Here's what we know so far about the Moto G (2016) price, release date, specs and rumors.
This year's Moto G doesn't have an official release date, and as reliable rumors have yet to surface, we're left to just speculate. Motorola released the Moto G (2015) last July, so the new model could appear in summer too.
The original price of the 8 GB Moto G (2015) was US$179. With Motorola generally increasing prices gradually we could expect the new model to be around US$200-250.
Moto G (2016) specs
The Moto G is a mid-range smartphone and Qualcomm announced all mid-range phones will contain Snapdragon 430 processors in 2016, so we could make the guess that it's the chipset the 2016 Moto G will use. Motorola used the Snapdragon 410 chipset in the 3rd generation Moto G and this performed quite well.
The Moto G (2015) had a 5-inch display with 720p resolution (294 ppi). If the Moto G (2016) improves on the display we could expect a bigger size screen with a possible resolution of 1,080p and a pixel density above 500 ppi. Leaked photos have not yet shown display material but it could be made from Gorilla Glass like the 2015 edition was.
Moto G (2016) design
The leaked photos (see above and below) show a sleek design similar to that of the previous generation. The camera appears to be higher up the back of the phone than it is on the Moto G (2015).
The logo is difficult to make out but in the darker phones we can see it below the camera, as with previous editions, and appears to have no indentation, different from the last generation. The surface also looks a bit smoother and appears to have a slight sheen.
We can also see in the that there are bright colors alongside the darker versions. This could distinguish it from the Moto X (2016), which could possibly have a metallic look according to leaks from the same source.
Moto G (2016) features
Tech.sina reported that the Head of Mobile at Lenovo, Motorola's parent company, claimed all Moto phones in 2016 will come equipped with fingerprint scanners. That could mean that even the lower-end Moto G could contain a fingerprint scanner, previously thought only to be on the higher-end Moto X.
Are there any features you want to see in the new Moto G? Let us know in the comments.