The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus finally have an official release date for the U.S. market. Apparently, the company will start selling both handsets to the public as from July 12. But anyone can proceed with placing pre-orders for the two phones now.
The Moto G4 comes in to pick up from where the Moto G3 left. As usual, the phone has an amazing price tag that matches the spec sheet on offer. Still, the phone will find it hard to compete in a smartphone industry that is filled with top-notch smartphones from the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and OnePlus, just to name but a few.
While the price and spec combination might just be the main attractive feature of the set, there is more. Apparently, the new Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus handsets will sell as unlocked versions in the U.S. As a result, the two will happen to be among the few handsets that are available with no restrictions on carriers. Regardless of whether you are a Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular or AT&T user, using the Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus won’t be a problem at all. This might just be the biggest win for Motorola as at times, carrier limitations can mean certain potential buyers never get to buy a phone they would really relish having, for instance, the AT&T-exclusive Samsung Galaxy S7 Active.
The fact that the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus will come unlocked means that any current user of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or any other U.S. carrier can take out their SIM card from the phone they are using and insert it into a new Moto G (2016) without experiencing any problems. This is something that also happened with last year’s Moto X Pure Edition, as well as the likes of Google’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
According to Motorola, the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus will support 4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 25, 26, 41), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) and CDMA (850, 1900 MHz).
Pre-orders for both phones are available from the official Motorola website.