Moto G7 renders surface online, hint at waterdrop notch and bezel-less display

A graphic designer has mocked up renders and video of the yet-to-be-announced smartphone.

  • Published: September 9, 2018 2:37 PM IST

Image Credit: GSMArena & Weibo (via Waqar Khan)

Earlier this year, Motorola launched the Moto G6 line-up in Brazil. The series consists of three smartphones – Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, and Moto G6 Plus – of which the first two have been available in India since June, and the third is set to launch in the country tomorrow.

However, it seems that the Lenovo-owned company has already begun work on the G7 series. Last month, a batch of photos showcasing two new Moto smartphones had surfaced online. The accompanying report by XDA Developers had claimed that one of these smartphones, shown with a waterdrop-style notch (like the one on the Oppo F9 Pro) could be the upcoming Moto G7.

Now, a graphic designer named Waqar Khan has used those hands-on photos to mock up some renders, giving us an idea of what the Moto G7 could look like. The renders show the Moto G7 having minimal bezels on the sides, but also a sizeable chin. Up top is a waterdrop notch housing the selfie camera, with the earpiece just above it.

Coming to the back, the design language is largely identical to that of the G6 series. There’s a horizontally-curved rear panel (probably made of glass). You also get a circular protruding module for the dual-camera system and the two-tone LED flash. Just below that is Motorola’s signature ‘Batwing’ logo, which will most likely double up as a fingerprint sensor.

There’s also a render video by Waqar Khan that highlights some more aspects of what could turn out to be the Moto G7. It shows the hybrid SIM/microSD card tray on the top, as well as multiple colour options.

Watch: Moto G7 (and G7 Plus) fan-made render

For now, Motorola is all set to launch the Moto G6 Plus in India on September 10. Moto G6 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. There’s also an expansion slot that can take up microSD cards of up to 256GB. The smartphone has a 5.99-inch FullHD+ display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s splash-resistant and runs Android Oreo out-of-the-box, with an upgrade to Android Pie scheduled to arrive soon. The software experience is mostly stock, with Motorola’s usual helpful customizations sprinkled across the board.

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  • Published Date: September 9, 2018 2:37 PM IST