As speculation around the upcoming Motorola Moto G7 grows, folks from tech publication MrGizmo have managed to get their hands on the first press render of the device. The image shows clearly that the handset comes with a waterdrop notch and a dual-camera setup at the rear.
The Moto G7 appears quite slim and is seen in black color here, with a curved glass back. We had reported about a recent certification for a Motorola phone spotted on the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) website. This one could be the Moto G7, but we would not be all too surprised if it turns out to be for another, more budget-friendly Motorola handset, as it was spotted with a single-band Wi-Fi. The Moto G7, on the other hand, is expected to offer the latest features since it is aimed at the mid-range smartphone market.
Moto G7 Leaked Image Showcases Its Design
The leaked image of the Moto G7, meant for press invites, shows the handset in both its back and front views. The display appears to be almost bezel-free, except for a narrow chin at the bottom. The chin is not spectacularly narrow, however, and we can see a Motorola badge plastered on it. One can tell that the device sports a curved glass back, and it looks attractive in black color. The display has a small waterdrop notch, and this would make it Motorola’s first handset to sport the drop notch. It would be interesting to see if Motorola will call it waterdrop notch or give it some other moniker for the sake of branding.
You can also see that the rear-facing dual-camera setup has a horizontal design, with two sensors placed side-by-side, and covered by a circular mount that also has a dual-LED flash fitted below the sensors. This is typical of Motorola, as we have seen several other Motorola devices with this circular design for the rear camera. There is also a fingerprint sensor placed below the camera, it flaunts the ‘M’ badge. This bit, again, is not new. As you may be able to recall, the recent Motorola handset called Motorola One Power (Review) has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor with the M badge engraved inside it. Needless to say, it looks brilliant, and we can root for Motorola to carry on with this trend.
Look at the image closely and you can spot the SIM tray on the top, with the power and volume buttons on the right side and the speaker at the bottom. It appears as though the left side of the body is free of any buttons. There are no accents in silver or anything distracting as such, so the handset has a very clean all-black look, and we must admit that it looks pleasing to the eye.
Rumored Specs Of Moto G7
There have been no official announcements confirming the specifications of the Moto G7, but there have been leaks and hence, we know what it could look like. The handset is expected to come with a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, a 12MP selfie shooter, a 6.4-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a waterdrop notch, and a decent 3500mAh battery. We also expect to see a 4GB RAM model with 64GB of storage, as is common in the mid-range phones these days.
Hopefully, Motorola will give the new Moto G7 an Android 9 Pie treatment instead of the stale Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. Some leaks have also suggested that the Moto G7 will be powered by the speedy and dependable Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset. This chipset was previously seen in more premium handsets but is now gaining more ground in the lower mid-range category as well, with the most popular examples being the Mi A2 and the Redmi 2 Pro. Several other smartphones in the mid-range segment still use the Snapdragon 625 or 636, so we expect the Moto G7 to do a better job and go for the 660 processor, which is clocked at 2.2GHz and has a built-in AI engine.
As we reported earlier, we may just see a wireless charging pad for the Moto G7, as a new charging pad made by Motorola was spotted, but it is also a lot to ask for at mid-range pricing.
Also, watch the review video of the Motorola One Power that surprises with its performance in terms of its price range.