The Moto G is one of the best low-cost phones on the market, offering excellent specs and decent build quality for a dirt cheap price. (I should know, I own one.) The latest model is expected to be announced next week, The Verge reports, but there won’t be any surprises: The company has accidentally leaked almost all its details online.
A customisation page apparently added to Motorola’s website in error spells out exactly what we should expect in the third-generation Moto G, from a choice of metallic accenting to two choices for internal storage. We’ve reached out to Motorola for comment and will update when it responds.
The Verge adds that a second leak, this one from a Portuguese retailer releasing an advert early, appears to have revealed yet more details of the unannounced smartphone.
Here’s what the leaks claim:
- It will come with 2GB of RAM — twice that of the iPhone 6.
- Internal storage will be either 8 or 16GB, depending on model.
- The processor will be a quad-core snapdragon, but there’s no word on exact clock speed.
- There’s a choice of two colours for the front housing — black and white — and ten choices for the rear housing: Cherry, Cabernet, Blue, Raspberry, Turquoise, Black, Gold Yellow, White, Lime, and Navy. Like previous Moto G models, these backs will be removable and interchangeable.
- There’s also a choice of 10 metallic “accents”: Light chrome, blue, red, lemon lime, dark chrome, champagne, black, orange, violet, and pink.
- It boasts an “HD” Gorilla Glass display.
- The rear camera will be 13 megapixels, with a 5 megapixel camera on the front for selfies. (The iPhone 6’s cameras are 8 and 1.2 megapixels, but when it comes to image quality, megapixels aren’t everything.)
- It will be water-resistant.
Yet another retailer leak claims to show how the device will look. Here’s a photo, via Tech Advisor:
And here’s a shot of how the devices will look with various back and metal accents, via respected leaker Evan Blass:
All in all, not bad at all for a budget smartphone. There’s no word on the exact price, but there’s also no reason to expect it will retail for significantly more than the current model, which goes for £126 in the UK and $US180 in the US.