Unlike the new Moto X, Motorola managed to get the Moto G Gen 2 up for sale in Australia quite soon after the announcement. But just like the original Moto G, the phone was 3G only, but the Moto G spawned a 4G counterpart and it appears that Motorola is gearing up to launch the 4G version of the Moto G Gen 2.
Toms Hardware have reported on the phone, which has popped up at Geekbench with a decent update to the existing Snapdragon 400 processor thats in the current Moto G Gen 2 handset, with the Geekbench report showing a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor on board with 1GB of RAM backing it up. The phone submitted for the benchmark shows that it was running Android 4.4.4 (Kitkat), which is understandable at the time, though with Motorola’s fast updates for the Moto series, it’s expected the phone would launch with Lollipop.
Launch dates for the phone are uncertain, with Motorola launching the original Moto G 4G around 7 months after the original, with the Moto G 4G launching in Australia in July. Motorola however seems to be speeding up the product life cycle of the Moto G series, with the Moto G Gen 2 launching only ten months after the original, so hopefully the 4G version of the Moto G Gen 2 may launch sooner rather than later.
The Moto G Gen 2 is quite a decent handset, impressing Jason during his review, so a slightly upgraded handset with 4G capability would make quite a good update in Australia where 4G networks are expanding rapidly.
Would you buy a 4G version of the Moto G Gen 2?