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.
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:
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.
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.
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.