A New Moto G6 Plus Variant with Snapdragon 660 and 6GB RAM Appears in Live Images

The Moto G6 was earlier announced with a Snapdragon 630 processor. Could this be the Moto G6s plus?


Motorola has already announced the Moto G6 family of smartphones a while back, although they are yet to be launched in India. The most premium of these, the Motorola Moto G6 plus sure looks like a solid phone on paper. And in some new leaked pictures, we have now what seems to be an updated variant of the Moto G6 Plus. We take a closer look:

Moto G6 Plus: Improved Processor, More RAM?

The new leaked images show a Moto G6 plus having 6GB of RAM and the processor as “sdm660”, which sparked off the rumors that Motorola might be bringing an updated variant of the G6 plus. It’s noteworthy that the original G6 Plus launched with 4GB of RAM and a lower-placed Snapdragon 630 processor.

However, we can confirm that AIDA 64, the program which was snapped in this image, and some others too, recognise the Snapdragon 630 as “sdm660”, so this image might just be of a 6GB RAM variant of the Moto G6 plus, thus running the same Snapdragon 630 processor, as revealed earlier. This image also shows the internal storage of 64GB, which is in-line with what Motorola announced last month. However, another leaked photo (below) also shows off, what could be the 6GB+128GB model of the Moto G6 plus, indicating that Motorola is all set to take on the likes of the Oneplus 6 and other 2018 flagships.

Moto G6 Plus: Specifications and Features

There are not too many phones that offer premium construction in the budget segment. The G6 plus, however, doesn’t disappoint. It opts for a glass meets metal design and feels premium in its own right, albeit the glass body adds the risk of accidental damage. Moto G6 plus comes with a 5.9-inch IPS LCD panel with FHD+ resolution (2160×1080).

The Moto G6 plus was announced to be the running on Snapdragon 630 SoC with 4GB of RAM on board, and 64GB of internal storage, with an option to expand it via a microSD card. Moto G5 family had one of the best cameras in the budget segment and the Moto G6 should be a great performer too. It features a Dual 12 MP (f/1.7) + 5 MP (f/2.2) camera setup at the back. At the front, the Moto G6 plus features an 8MP, f/2.2 camera with LED flash.

The Moto G6 plus is also a Dual-SIM phone and comes with Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box. To power all of this, a 3200mAh battery is packed inside the phone.

Moto G6 Plus: Pricing and Availability

The Moto G6 plus offers a stock Android look and feel and an overall good package of a phone. It’s expected to launch at a price of ~Rs25,000. Although we don’t know about the availability of Moto G6 plus yet, Motorola had earlier announced that the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Play will be debuting in India on 4th June as an Amazon and Flipkart exclusive, respectively.

Motorola is also supposed to be having a launch event in Brazil on June 6, and we are somewhat hopeful that along with debuting the Moto Z3 Play, the company will also share some info about the higher RAM and storage model of the Moto G6 plus.

Moto G6 Play: Specifications and Features

The Moto G6 Play is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 427 chipset which is coupled with 2GB of RAM clocked at 1.4 GHz with an Adreno 505 GPU. It sports a 5.7-inch HD+ IPS display and runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Fueled by a massive 4000mAh battery, the Moto G6 Play is good enough to last even the heaviest days of usage with ease.

On the imaging front, the smartphone boasts a 13-megapixel primary rear camera with phase detection autofocus, and a f/2.0 aperture lens. The 13-megapixel camera on the back is accompanied by an LED flash. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.

Globally, the smartphone is available in two memory configurations – 2GB RAM + 16GB internal memory and 3GB RAM + 32GB internal memory. There’s also an option to expand this using a microSD card.

Motorola’s G family smartphone has carved out a quite a niche for themselves having consistently delivered near-stock Android experience, in a practically designed phone which is bound to meet almost all your smartphone needs. With the Moto G6 plus, the company is finally taking the battle to the big guns of the smartphone market and it’ll be interesting to see the aftermath of this decision. Stay tuned as we bring you all the latest news about the Moto G6 series.