Motorola’s 2018 smartphone lineup including the Moto G6 series and the Moto E5 series are not mystery devices. These devices have leaked multiple times in the past revealing key specifications and features and now we have more information about the upcoming Moto G6.
Motorola was expected to announce these devices at 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month. However, the company announced a worldwide restructuring that led to layoff of about 200 employees at its Chicago plant. This led to speculation that the company has stopped development of its modular Moto Z series, but Lenovo has now named 20-year Motorola veteran Sergio Buniac as President and Chairman and he has hinted at launch of new devices.
The first smartphone to launch from the Lenovo-owned Motorola could be the Moto G6. Nashville Chatter reports that the smartphone has received certification from TENAA suggesting the Moto G6 series is still on track. The TENAA listing shows Moto G6 has model number of XT1925-10 and confirms it will feature a 5.7-inch display and will be backed by a 3,000mAh battery.
Previous leaks have revealed that the Moto G6 will be one of the first devices from the company to feature a display with thinner bezels and support for 18:9 aspect ratio. The Moto G6 is expected to sport a metal and glass design seen on Moto X4 and could be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC. It is likely to launch in two storage options – 3GB RAM variant with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage.
On the camera front, Moto G6 is said to feature dual rear cameras with 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. It is also said to feature a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The leaks have suggested that Moto G6 will start at $240 (around Rs 15,500) depending on the variant.
Motorola, like many other smartphone makers, has lost out to Chinese smartphone makers in key markets like India. The company has struggled to stay competitive against the likes of Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi and the new series under new president could be the comeback of the brand.