Monday , May 14 2018

See the Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 shown off ahead of MWC 2018

Further details have leaked about Lenovo’s upcoming Moto G6 series, with full specifications and imagery of the phones appearing online tonight. What’s unusual is that Moto hasn’t even confirmed that it’s doing anything at Mobile World Congress this year, and yet, details of their to-be-announced products are appearing left right and centre.

The design – as we’ve discussed before — is reminiscent of 2017’s Moto X4, with the dual rear camera / metallic rear design making a reappearance, and it looks seriously good. Unlike the past renders, though, we’ve now got some real product shots and they look fantastic.

Tonight, we’ve not only got these pictures, but the key specifications, and suggested pricing. About the only thing not leaked is a copy of Moto’s Powerpoint presentation for the yet-to-be-announced launch event. My guess is that won’t be far away.

Moto G6 Plus

Leading the charge is the Moto G6 Plus, which features an upper midrange Snapdragon 630 chipset, Full HD+ display, and a decent 3,250 mAh battery. Expect it to retail for $399 here. Key specs include:

  • 5.93-inch Full HD screen, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chip
  • 12MP+5MP rear camera, 16MP front camera
  • Models with up to 6GB RAM + 64GB storage

Moto G6 Play

If you’re after pocket longevity, the Moto G6 Play looks like it will meet most requirements. I fully expect that this will be Duncan’s go-to recommendation for 2018 from reading this. Though it’s not got quite the powerful processor of the G6 Plus, it does feature a giant 4,000 mAh battery pack, Snapdragon 430 processor, HD+ display, and an estimated three-day battery life in the real world.

Expect Australian pricing around the $249 – $299 mark.

  • 5.7-inch HD screen, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Fingerprint embedded in Moto logo on the back
  • 3 color versions: Dark Charcoal, Deep Blue and Gold
  • Single rear camera, front camera with LED flash

Moto G6

Sitting squarely in the middle is the Moto G6 (aka Moto G6 Standard). It’s a step up from the Moto G6 Play in terms of processing power, with a Snapdragon 450 processor and FullHD+ display, but with a smaller 3,000 mAh battery. Priced slightly lower than the G6 Plus, expect it to retail for around $349.

  • 5.7-inch Full HD screen, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chip
  • 12MP+5MP rear camera, 16MP front camera
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB + 64GB storage models
  • 3,000 mAh battery

For my mind, the G6 Plus is the pick of the bunch; dual rear-camera, large almost 6-inch display, and a reasonably large battery. Running Moto’s signature unmodified Android, these phones really won’t be hard to recommend. Probably the only thing I’d be looking for is a more powerful chipset across the range, but we’ll see that more capable range in the Moto X line, and probably an updated Moto Z, too.

We’re expecting Moto to do something at MWC 2018… well, perhaps we’re quietly hoping. We’re looking forward to those details being confirmed soon.

Source: PhoneArena.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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9 Comments on "See the Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 shown off ahead of MWC 2018"

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Ausdroid Reader

I wonder if they’ll have an IP rating like the moto x4

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Alex Harrison

Nowhere mentioned is the Launcher for this Moto. Does this new model have embedded Unread Badges for email, phone, messages, etc? I think not unless it comes with Android O, which makes this and all current android 7 phones from Lenovo useless in seeing unread notifications once you are past the shade screen. Does anybody know if 6Plus supports unread badges.

Ausdroid Reader

They better still be a full dual Sim and memory card capable. 3slots, then we have a winner imo

Ausdroid Reader

Wow, these look and sound amazing. I can’t wait to see the Z range this year!

Ausdroid Reader

They look a little too thin.

I’ve never liked the industry trend of making phones thinner just because, especially when it makes the battery capacity lower.

Obviously you don’t want a really thick phone but phone’s reached a good level of thiness a few years ago.

Ausdroid Reader

Looking forward you doing an in-depth review with these Chris. One of them is going to be my upgraded phone from the G4. Most likely the play as I can get the Qi.

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