Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play launched: Specs, Price

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Moto G6

Today, Motorola launched the Moto G6 and Moto E5 series of smartphones at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. You can watch the whole launch event video here. The new Moto G series sees the return of the Play version. All Moto G6 phones – Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play – now feature larger, ultra-tall screens with 18:9 aspect ratio as well as USB Type-C ports. All phones also have octa-core processors, front-facing fingerprint readers, and run Android 8.0 operating system.

The Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Plus feature Full HD+ screens, while the Moto G6 Play feature an HD+ screen. All phones have Moto X-like glass back design. The Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Plus have 12MP+5MP dual setups, while the cheaper priced Moto G6 Play has a 13MP rear-facing camera. The Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play come packed with 3000mAh, 3200mAh, and 4000mAh batteries.  Let’s have a look at their features, specifications, and pricing.

Moto G6, G6 Plus, G6 Play: Features, Specifications

The Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Plus have 5.7-inch and 5.9-inch IPS LCD screens, respectively, both with Full HD+ resolution (2160×1080 pixels). The Moto G6 Plus on the other hand uses a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen, but with a lower, HD+ resolution (1440×720 pixels). All the Moto G6 series phones have ‘Max Vision Displays’ with 18:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels, something that has been in the trend since last year. In fact, these are the company’s first phones with minimum-bezel form factor. All phones run Android 8.0 Oreo and have front-facing fingerprint readers and USB Type-C ports at the bottom.

The Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Plus feature 12MP+5MP dual rear-facing cameras. The 12MP sensor has ƒ/1.8 aperture, while the 5MP sensor has ƒ/2.2 aperture. The Moto G6 Play has a single 13MP rear-facing camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture. All Moto G6 series phones have 8MP front-facing cameras with ƒ/2.2 aperture and soft-LED flashes for brighter selfies in low-light conditions. The Moto G6 Play uses a Snapdragon 430 processor, while the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Plus have Snapdragon 450 and Snapdragon 630 processors. The Moto G6 Play and the Moto G6 have 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, while the Moto G6 Plus has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. All phones support up to 128GB microSD cards.

Connectivity-wise, all Moto G6 series phones have dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Google Cast, and Bluetooth. The Moto G6 Play and the Moto G6 have Bluetooth 4.2, while the Moto G6 Plus has Bluetooth 5.0. The Moto G6 Play lacks NFC, while the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Plus have NFC chips. The Moto G6 has a 3000mAh battery, Moto G6 Plus has a 3200mAh battery, and the Moto G6 Play has a 4000mAh battery. All phones are compatible with Motorola’s Turbo Charge technology for 15W battery charging.

Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play: Price, Availability

The Moto G6 Play costs BRL 1,099, while the Moto G6 is priced at BRL 1,299 in Brazil. The Moto G6 Plus will retail for BRL 1,599. However, these prices are with mobile data plans. All the Moto G6 series smartphones will be available in the country starting today. The Moto G6 will be sold in Indigo and Silver, while the Moto G6 Plus will be available in Indigo and Topaz colours. The Moto G6 Play will be sold in Indigo and Gold.

We expect Motorola to announce these smartphones for the Indian market very soon since India is one of the largest markets for the Lenovo-owned entity. Expect these phones to be launched in India with price tags ranging from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 17,000. Stay tuned to our website to know when these phones will be launched in India and at what price.



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