Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Second-gen Moto G could be growing to a five-incher

Motorola rumors as of late seem to have focused on two devices: the Moto 360, formally launched but not yet available for sale, and the Moto X+1, expected to arrive shortly as the manufacturer’s follow-up to last year’s Moto X. But what of the other spaces in the company’s lineup? Will we see successors to some of its other 2013 models? Well, there’s been some talk of new Droids for Verizon, but today we’re looking at what might be the next Moto G, upon the discovery of a benchmark listing for Motorola’s model XT1063.

Unlike the Moto G with its 4.5-inch 720p display, the XT1063 bumps that up to a 5-inch 720p panel. The SoC looks like it’s remaining as a Snapdragon 400, and the presence of 1GB of RAM and just 8GB of storage further reinforce those lower-mid-range specs. That said, there are a few other improvements here, like the apparent move to an 8MP camera form the G’s 5MP (as well as a smaller bump up to 2MP for the front-facer).

But is this the new Moto G, or something else? That’s hard to say – the Moto G was represented by models like the XT1032, XT1033, and XT1035, while this XT1063 is joined by its own variants like the XT1068 and XT1069. And when this new model showed its head in a Brazilian regulatory filing last month, it was using the Moto G’s original battery.

Whether the phone takes the Moto G name or introduces some other letter to Motorola’s alphabet of devices, it still very much looks like this model is happening.

Source: GFXBench
Via: phoneArena

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