As we wrote earlier today Motorola has announced the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus during an event in India. Unfortunately, the live stream was either accidentally or intentionally region restricted and we weren’t able to watch along, even using all of our VPN powers. We were able to follow along thanks to Twitter though, with a few other sources.
From what we have been able to confirm the specs for the two models look like this:
|Moto G4 Plus||Moto G4||Release date||May 2016||May 2016||Screen size||5.5-inch||5.5-inch||Screen technology||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||Resolution||1,920 x 1,080||1,920 x 1,080||PPI||401||401||Rear camera||16MP||13MP||Rear aperture||f/2.0||f/2.0||Front camera||5MP||5MP||Front aperture||f/2.2||f/2.2||Chipset||Snapdragon 617||Snapdragon 617||Core config||1.5 GHz||1.5 GHz||Ram||2GB/ 3GB||2GB||Storage||16GB/ 32GB||16GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB||Yes, up to 128GB||Battery||3,000 mAh||3,000 mAh||Battery removable||—||—||Connector||MicroUSB||MicroUSB||Headphone Port||Yes||Yes||Headphone Location||—||—||Speaker Configuration||—||—||WIFI standards||802.11 a/b/g/n dual band||802.11 a/b/g/n dual band||Bluetooth standards||NFC||—||—||Location||A-GPS||A-GPS||Android OS||Android 6.0.1||Android 6.0.1||Vendor skin||Moto Stock||Moto Stock||Dimensions||153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm||153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm||Weight||155g||155g||Colours|
The Moto G4 Plus stole the show, so details on the standard Moto G4 are limited and could change as more information comes to light. That being said, it doesn’t seem like there’s a lot between the two new phones save the fingerprint scanner and higher resolution camera on the Plus model.
At the time of posting both the India and Brazil Motorola websites were “down”, this is where we are expecting the details to break first. As the two largest Moto G markets it looks like they are going all out for those releases.
International pricing and availability weren’t discussed. In India the Moto G4 Plus will go on sale midnight tonight local time (about 4:30 am AEST), and as expected it’s an Amazon exclusive – at least for now. Release details for the Moto G4 will follow in the coming weeks.
Amazon’s Moto G4 Plus page is now online, and with it comes a price – starting at ₹13,499. Presumably, this is for the lower-spec version of the Moto 4G Plus, but it also notably converts to about AU$275. That’s a pretty decent price for a phone with these specs.
An interesting point – Amazon’s product page promises that the Moto G4 will get an upgrade to Android N and O.
The Moto G has usually fared well in Australia, so we’re expecting to see one or both of the phones launch here. We’ll be chasing up with Motorola’s local PR in the coming days. We’ll update the specs as more information becomes available.
How did the Moto G4 look to you so far? Let us know in the comments.