There are rumors Motorola is working on a new version of the popular Moto G smartphone, and it may be released in the near future. If so, Motorola won’t be sticking with an annual refresh cycle, having announced the second generation Moto G after summer 2014. Here’s what we think we know about the Moto G 2015 so far.
A report published by the Day Herald states the Moto G 2015 will be a step up, technically, from the most recent version. A 1.7GHz Snapdragon 610 processor is listed as the phone’s power source. The octa-core chip has been around for a while, and comes with 4G LTE connectivity. It’s also suggested it’ll be joined by 2GB of RAM. Finally, the report states the phone may be released in July.
Following this, the phone made a brief appearance on the Indian online retailer FlipKart’s website, where it was listed with 8GB of internal memory and a white body shell. The ad — which called the phone the Moto G 3rd Gen — didn’t show a picture of the device, and was quickly removed.
Other possible specifications include a large 5-inch or 5.2-inch screen — making it considerably bigger than the first Moto G, but equal to the 2014 version — and a higher 1080p resolution. An equally impressive 16-megapixel camera is also rumored. None of these features should be considered official at this point, but we’d expect an almost stock version of Android Lollipop to be installed.
The news comes after Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing stated Motorola has many new devices in development, and promised some “very exciting products” would be released over the summer. While the Moto G 2015 wasn’t mentioned, his comments were linked to the 2015 version of the Moto X, and the Moto 360 smartwatch sequel.
Now we can add the Moto G to the list, and it’s looking like Motorola has a busy few months ahead of it, after staying relatively quiet following Lenovo’s acquisition of the company last year. We’ll keep you updated on more Moto G 2015 developments as they happen.