After we found out that Lenovo would be taking over Motorola’s smartphone lineup in 2016, we were all a bit curious to see what they would do, whether that be good or bad. Now we’re finally getting what seems to be a first look at what they’ll be doing, at least in the budget space. The image seen above shows what appears to be the next Moto G, the Moto G4. The design is a bit different from last year’s Moto G with a redesigned camera housing, matte finish, and a smaller, more subtle dimple on the back (which is inexplicably not a fingerprint sensor).
On the front the device also has a slight cleaner design, trading the front facing speaker for a fingerprint sensor. We can’t see far enough down on the device to see if the speaker falls to the back, but I’d be willing to bet the earpiece at the top of the device is the speaker as well.
Corroborating leaks from Evan Blass and Roland Quandt help to confirm aspects such as the fingerprint sensor, but also tells us what to expect in terms of specifications. As Roland Quandt notes, the standard Moto G4 will have a 5.5″ display with a 13MP rear camera, 16GB of storage, and will cost around 240 euros ($271~).
These other leaks also tell us that there will be a “Moto G Plus” coming this year as well with the same 5.5″ display and 16GB of storage, but with an upgrade 16MP rear camera and a higher price tag of 280 euros ($316~). Both devices should be coming this May in black and white. Are you excited to see them?
Moto G4 Plus pic.twitter.com/zPvlEkE2X5
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 15, 2016
Moto G Plus: 5.5in, 16 MP cam, 16 GB. 280 Euro. Moto G 4th Gen: 5.5in, 13 MP cam, 16 GB. 240 Euro. both black or white. available May. boom.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) April 16, 2016