The key specs and renders of Motorola’s upcoming G6 series smartphones have been leaked on the web, courtesy of listings on a Hungarian website and US retailer Frys. While the Hungarian website has listed all three upcoming Moto G6 series smartphones, only the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play were listed on the Frys website. All three smartphones are set to go official sometime later this month.
Moto G6 Plus, G6 Play, G6: Launch Date
According to the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play listings on the Frys website, both the smartphones will begin shipping in the US starting May 10. It should be noted that Motorola releases its G series smartphones in the US a few weeks after their global debut, so we are positive that the upcoming G6 series smartphones will go on sale in select South East Asian markets much sooner. Motorola has already confirmed that the Moto G6 series is going to be officially unveiled later this month. The first markets where the Moto G6 series could go on sale include Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. The trio is expected to be launched in India soon after their South East Asian debut.
Moto G6 Plus, G6 Play, G6: Expected Price in India
The Moto G6 Plus, as the name clearly suggests, will be the most expensive G6 series smartphone. We expect the Moto G6 Plus to be launched at around the Rs.17,000 mark in India, which would mean it will take the Redmi Note 5 Pro 6GB RAM variant head-on. Moto G6 Play, on the other hand, is likely to be priced below the Rs.10,000 mark in India. The Moto G6 will probably be priced around Rs.14,000, making it a direct rival to the Redmi Note 5 Pro base variant and other popular budget handsets such as the Honor 7X.
Moto G6 Plus, G6 Play, G6: Leaked Specifications, Features
The Moto G6 Plus, going by the listing on the Hungarian website, is going to sport a 5.93-inch Max Vision IPS display with 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the smartphone is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. A more affordable variant with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage is expected to be on offer as well. In the camera department, Moto G6 is listed to feature a dual-camera setup on the back and a 16MP selfie camera on the front. Keeping the lights on will be a 3200mAh capacity battery with Turbo Charging support.
The Moto G6 Play will have a similar 5.7-inch Max Vision IPS display as the standard Moto G6 but with lower 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the handset will run on a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. In terms of memory, the Moto G6 Play will include 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage, which will be further expandable up to 256GB thanks to a microSD card slot. Moving on to imaging, the budget Android smartphone is listed to feature a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera with an LED flash. Just as rumored, the biggest selling point of the Moto G6 Play will be a huge 4000mAh capacity battery with 10W fast charging support. Some of the other highlights of the Moto G6 Play include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, water-repellent coating, and Dolby Audio support.
The Moto G6 listings confirm the upcoming budget smartphone will ship with a 5.7-inch Max Vision IPS display featuring 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the Moto G6 will be an octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, paired with an Adreno 506 GPU. The handset will be available in two memory configurations – 3GB RAM + 32GB onboard storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage. At the back will be a dual-camera setup, although the exact resolution of the two sensors hasn’t been confirmed yet. The front-facing camera will be an 8MP unit with an LED flash and Face unlock. As previous leaks had suggested, the Moto G6 will be fueled by a 3000mAh capacity battery with TurboPower fast charging support. It will also include a multi-function fingerprint reader, a water-repellent coating, and smart voice control with Moto Voice. All the three smartphones are expected to ship with the Android Oreo OS out of the box.