New Delhi: After a long series of leaks, rumours and speculations, the new Moto G smartphones are here.
Motorola unveiled the 4th generation Moto G phones – the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus – to the world at an event in New Delhi. Both the phones have the same design language and the phones appear the same when seen from a distance.
The differences, apart from the price, between the two variants is that the Moto G4 Plus has a fingerprint sensor on the front and comes with a 16 megapixel rear camera. The Moto G4, on the other hand, doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor and the camera is 13 megapixels. Both the phones measure 7.8 mm in thickness and feature a micro-textured back.
The new G4s feature a 5.5-inch full HD display and come will Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Motorola has bumped up the battery by 15% from the predecessor to 3000 mAh. The phones are powered with Qualcommm Snapdragon 617 processors.
While the phones vary in the rear camera specs at the front is a 5 megapixel shooter on both phones. Motorola has included laser auto-focus and larger 1.3 um pixels in the camera along with an f2.0 lens. Other camera features include a new professional mode.
The Moto G4 will be available in 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM but the price for the phone will be announced later and the device will go on sale next month.
The Moto G4 Plus will be available in two variants – 2 GB RAM with 16 GB ROM at Rs 13,499; and 3 GB RAM with 32 GB ROM at Rs 14,499. The phone will be available in two colour variants – black and white. The G4 Plus goes on sale from May 18.
Explaining the delay in the G4 availability in the Indian market, in an interview with News18.com, Motorola India Head Amit Boni said, “the Moto G4 supplies will come a little later.”
The phones will be exclusively available via Amazon.in. This would be for the first time in India that a Moto smartphone would be an Amazon exclusive at launch. While Amazon has been selling some of the Moto devices including Moto G (3rd gen), Moto G Turbo Edition, and Moto 360 (2nd gen) for quite some months now, it, so far, has never been an exclusive partner for Motorola at launch.
“They (Amazon) are in sync with our strategy and expectations on how to reach consumers,” Boni said, reasoning the exclusive availability on Amazon.
The presence of a fingerprint sensor in the new Moto G was first revealed by the Motorola India head, in an interview to News18.com back in February.
Moto G has been one of Motorola’s biggest smartphones ever in number of sales and India is the second largest market for the Moto G phones, next to Brazil.