Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play, the next mid-range smartphones from Lenovo-owned Motorola might launch sometime next month. The smartphones were listed earlier in the day by American retailer Fry’s Electronics for pre-order ahead of its official launch, spilling the beans on some of the key features. The Moto G6 series has leaked multiple times in the past and the listing shows that the smartphone is indeed on track to arrive later next month.
Android Police, which first spotted the listing, says the listing reveals that Moto G6 will feature a 5.7-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone will be the first product from Motorola to adopt the modern design language. The listing also states that it will feature the 3D glass back design first seen on Moto X4 and will be backed by a 3,000mAh battery with TurboPower charging support. It will be available for pre-oder at $249 and has an estimated shipping date of May 10.
The listing is also said to have a page detailing the feature of Moto G6’s camera setup. It is mentioned to have an 8-megapixel selfie camera with an ultra-wide angle but there is no mention of the dual rear camera setup. The listing confirms selective focus, face filters, landmark recognition, object recognition and face unlock as key features. The Moto G6 will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.8GHz but does not mention the specific chipset.
It is expected to be the Snapdragon 450 SoC and feature a fingerprint sensor at the front. The smartphone will also support Moto functions like Moto Voice, which allows for voice actions even when the device is locked. It will support microSD card slot with support for up to 128GB of storage.
Moto G6 Play
Moto G6 Play is expected to be the cheapest offering from the company with an 18:9 display but lower HD+ resolution. It is said to arrive in 32GB storage model and Fry’s listing indicates Motorola will offer a black variant. The smartphone will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor at 1.4GHz and pack a larger 4,000mAh battery.
There is a mention of a 13-megapixel “rapid-focus” camera at the back along with a 5-megapixel camera at the front. The fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back and it will also include support for expandable storage up to 128GB of extra storage. The Moto G6 Play was available for pre-order at $199.99 with an estimated shipping date of May 17. Both the Moto G6 smartphones are likely to be accompanied another premium device in the form of Moto G6 Plus.
Moto Z3 Play
Motorola is expected to launch the Moto G6 series alongside the Moto E5 series and Moto Z3 series. Along side the Moto G6 leak, the renders of Moto Z3 Play have also leaked revealing the next iteration of Motorola’s modular smartphone. The 3D renders along with 360-degree video of the smartphone appeared online today courtesy OnLeaks who posted the video in partnership with KillerFeatures.
The renders show that Moto Z3 Play will retain the basic design principles of Moto Z series but offer some subtle differences like the fingerprint sensor being moved to the right side of the device. The smartphone is expected to sport a taller 6-inch display and is expected to be thicker at 6.65mm versus 5.9mm Moto Z2 Play. In terms of specifications, the Moto Z3 Play is expected to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC along with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and option for either 32GB or 64GB internal storage.
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It is said to feature a combination of 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel camera at the back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera at the front. It will use a 3,000mAh battery but it might ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.