Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanquing made a statement to media houses quite some time back about the possibility of the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus releasing in early June.
However, recent press invites by the manufacturer hint that Moto G lovers will not have to wait that long. The handsets are more likely than not to reach out to the masses by mid-May. The Moto G series has always appealed to people as midrange handsets with decent specifications.
There are no reports available about the overall dimensions and weight of the two devices. There are also expectations about the two handsets having differently styled corners and depths. Yet, both of them are said to have a premium look with metallic bands as their supporting frames and plastic rear panels. If this is true, this will be a welcome change from the full plastic body of the earlier Moto G3 model. With no fancy color options, the only two choices for the G4 and the G4 Plus are the standard black and white options. But, the good news is that the back panels will be removable, which in turn makes it possible for you to swap between the two colors.You can also buy unbranded panels to add a touch of personalization or customization.
Images that indicate the look of the upcoming gadgets specify the presence of the volume control and power buttons on their right sides. Nevertheless, there is absolutely no idea about the type of USB connection supported. In other words, we still do not know if the devices include a USB Type-C port or a standard microUSB port. The two pinholes shown on their front and rear are assumed to mostly be a microphone and a notification LED. It is also speculated that there will be no stereo speakers in the Moto G handsets. There will be just one single speaker that may be disappointing for audio lovers.
Going by a few gossips revolving their screens, the two handsets are expected to have the same 5.5-inch Full HD display screen. According to a few other talks doing the rounds, the Moto G4 will sport a 5-inch screen with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution whereas the Moto G4 Plus will depict a slightly larger 5.5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. If the latter statement is true, then the G4 Plus will undoubtedly be a bigger smartphone than the G4. The display screen of the two devices will be protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 scratch resistant glass but are not promised to be shatter proof. According to leaked images and a tweet by the reliable Evan Blass in the second half of April, the Plus handset will also consist of a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. In all likelihood, this square-shaped scanner will be built into the home button. This could be per Lenovo’s undertaking that all Moto gadgets released in 2016 will include fingerprint scanners. It is being said that there will be no such sensor in the standard handset.
The phone cameras of both the Moto G 2016 devices will feature 6H hardness glass and identical camera sensors. Nonetheless, there is a difference in the rear snappers. Going by a majority of talks, the Moto G4 will have a 13MP rear primary camera that is going to be substituted by a slightly higher 16MP shooter in the Moto G4 Plus.Details about the secondary front cameras are yet to be known. Even as specific features of the cameras are yet to be revealed, there are possibilities of a dual image signal processor being used, phase detection autofocus support and 2160p video recording @ 30 fps.
The G4 Plus is also slated to have superior hardware and inbuilt storageover G4, its little brother even as they both utilize octa-core processors.Looking at discussions on various online sources such as the one made by Android Authority, the Moto G4 will incorporate only 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage. This is more in the Moto G4 Plus as it is scheduled to come with 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in memory. However, there is a good possibility of expanding the existing memory by an additional limit of 128GB using memory cards. But, Android Authority does not mention which chipset will be integrated though there are good chances for the standard Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset to take its place. The handsets will roll out with the current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow installed.