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Motorola Moto G sequel to offer larger screen, 8MP rear camera?

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Motorola Moto G sequel to offer larger screen, 8MP rear camera?
The sequel to the Motorola Moto G could be called the Motorola Moto G +1, or the Motorola Moto G2. Whatever the name, it is expected to carry the model number of XT1063. That device just paid a visit to the GFX benchmark site, which allows us to take away some information about the handset, including the larger screen size on the sequel.

According to the benchmarking site, the XT1063 features a 5 inch screen, with resolution of 720 x 1280. That compares with the 4.5 inch screen found on the current Moto G. The silicon under the hood remains the same, which means that we will see the same quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU, along with the Adreno 305 GPU, under the hood. 1GB of RAM remains on board along with 8GB of native storage.

The rear-camera will thankfully get a bump from 5MP to 8MP. The device will also feature a 2MP front-facing snapper, and will come with Android 4.4.4 pre-installed. Of course, this is all speculation for now, until Motorola makes it official. Outside of the improvement to the camera, the only difference with the sequel is the increase in screen size. But is that really an upgrade? Consider that thanks to the law of mathematics, the 329ppi pixel density on the Moto G will be lower, thanks to the 5 inch glass on the new model.

Alleged specs for the sequel to the Motorola Moto G are revealed

Alleged specs for the sequel to the Motorola Moto G are revealed


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source: Webtrek.it

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posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:25 5

1. Scarambay (Posts: 36; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


MicroSD slot or GTFO.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:44 6

4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 761; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Yes sd card slot is a must. Also they should price it right in markets like India where Xiaomi rising with their mi3(i mean snapdragon 800 @rupeers 14990INR). Also make it available on most major online stores.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:58 1

10. CyberFalcon (Posts: 156; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


and also make it available to local retailers...

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 12:10 1

14. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 761; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Ohhh YESSS.. Many in my country(INDIA) still don't trust online shopping.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 14:34 1

25. sgodsell (Posts: 1169; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


What I don't understand is there is already SD 400 CPUs that run at 1.7ghz with an adreno 306 GPU. So why not go with a faster clocked version of the SD CPU. They should try to put the SD 410 in the next version of the moto G. This way it will also be ready with a 64bit CPU.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 06:15

35. SauravDas90 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


with just 1 gb RAM? using 64 bit architecture requires higher Ram

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:46

22. power_x (Posts: 222; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Moto G LTE already have a MicroSD , it would be an epic fail if they remove it from the G2

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:47

6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6353; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


yes SD CARD MOTO G. no one can't do anything with only 8GB

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:49

30. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 398; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Said no normal user ever. My gf if more than fine with moto g 8gb, same goes for 4 other people I know who happen to be very simple users, like most of people are.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 18:44

32. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1337; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Most simple users also add apps, and if you haven't noticed, many apps are taking more space on phones then they were in years past, especially games. There are many games that are 1GB and higher. Take away the space for the OS and you have enough space left for 4 of those, maybe even less if the game is over 1GB. As phone tech progresses, OS and apps are going to get larger and larger. Why limit these devices? If you gf doesn't use the SD card slot she doesn't have to, but it may be a problem for others.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 12:23 1

16. UglyFrank (Posts: 370; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Also make it a 4.7 in screen and give it a SD410,

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:26

2. Clashy (unregistered)


Should I reconsider buying Moto G or not? I want to buy budget phone lower than $280. :(

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:34

3. Doakie (Posts: 1219; Member since: 06 May 2009)


They are excellent. Buy one anyway. If this leak is right the sequel won't really be an upgrade to the original it'll just be a little larger.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:49 3

7. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 761; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I was expecting a slight better CPU . May be snapdragon600 :). Did Qualcomm killed snap600 off???? There is not much devices runs it.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:59

23. nokia12 (Posts: 320; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


nope they have 410 and 610 ready now but manufacturers won't be giving 610 in this price range any time soon...

atleast they should have gone with 410

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 12:03

12. Clashy (unregistered)


Would it be worthy of using it for 2 years? I usually change phone after 2 years.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 12:12

15. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 761; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Don't know about 2 years. But it is promised to get android L update.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:34

20. fzacek (Posts: 1565; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Get the current Moto G LTE version. It's an amazing little device that works great...

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:45

5. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Come on Moto.... At least get a SD600 in there...

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 12:03

13. yowanvista (Posts: 302; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


S600 is no longer maintained, at least in the upcoming msm-3.10 kernel that is scheduled to roll out with 'L' on supported SoCs (S200, 400, 800 and 805). Qualcomm is intentionally deprecating old SoCs premateurly, reason for which no new devices are shipping with S600 or even the discontinued S4 series. It makes no sense for Motorola to use it.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 14:48

27. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


WTH, so they are screwing over all the people who bought a Galaxy S4 or any other Q1 2013 flagship? F*** Qualcomm and their stupid monopoly

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:10

29. yowanvista (Posts: 302; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Those SoCs were discontinued but devices using them will still receive Android updates as long as their respective manufacturer still supports them. The downside is that they won't receive kernel 3.10 or any sort of new low level improvements, they'll thus remain stuck on the kernel 3.4 branch which will itself be withdrawn from support in October, i.e no security vulnerabilities/exploits or fixes will be issues for this LTS release. This essentially means that any devices running kernel 3.4 will be vulnerable.

After all, it's not like Qualcomm ever cared about their older SoCs or even their slightly older Adreno 2xx lineup which was also discontinued. They're only targeting S805/Adreno 4xx onwards as far as API and feature-support is concerned. For instance, none of the Adreno 3xx series will even support OpenGL ES3.1 or Android Extension Pack (which is essentially an implementation of OpenGL 4.x), both of which will land in Android 'L'. This is due to architectural/shader limitations and the lack of hardware tessellation in current Adreno GPUs; according to Qualcomm hardware tessellation is only specific to Adreno 4xx series onwards.

tl;dr,devices such as the Nexus 5 or anything using the S800/801 won't be able to benefit from bull-blown OpenGL 4.x support or AEP nor will devices with older GPUs such as the Mali-4xx with ES2.0, this includes all those midrange MediaTek devices and even the newly launched Galaxy S5 Mini.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:57

8. Mube007 (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


yeah whr is snapdragon 600?

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:58

9. salaal (Posts: 90; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


At least bump up the CPU speed to 1.6GHz and add 1.5GB ram so that it can be worthy of carrying the Moto G2 name.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 12:00

11. Totse2k15 (Posts: 246; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


If true, I'll pass. Hardly a good specs upgrade. Yes, it needs microSD too.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:06

17. realjjj (Posts: 82; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


If it doesn't move to an A53 based SoC then it will just be too slow.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:13 1

18. salaal (Posts: 90; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


Snapdragon 410/1.5GB ram 5" display 8MP/2MP camera water resistant 200$ and I am in

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:18

19. SemiFinal (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


Agreed. It needs at least a processor bump and also be in the same price range in order for it to be a significant upgrade.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:35

21. fzacek (Posts: 1565; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


If these are the actual specs I'd probably buy the original Moto G, since it fits so nicely in the hand. A 5-inch screen would destroy that...

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 14:32

24. dorianb (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I personally feel for the G line it should stay under 5 inches for the display.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 14:36

26. mmayer54 (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


BATTERY LIFE! BATTERY LIFE! BATTERY LIFE! Needs a MUCH large capacity battery. Current one is only 2070.. Several friends of mine have the G and love everything , BUT the BATTERY LIFE. Bump it to at least 2800MaH.......3000+ would be IDEAL!

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 15:38 2

28. darkoman4 (Posts: 35; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Moto E should be 4.5", Moto G 4.7 and Moto X 5.0". And it should stay like that for any new iterations. I really see no reason for G to be 5".

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 17:55

31. PryvateiDz (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


It's kind of weird that they'd do this so soon. The G was only released a few months ago. And I do think the G line should be under 5." I don't see the obsession with these massive screen sizes. They're not needed, at least for everyone. I thought that was kind of the point of the G and E line by Motorola.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 18:45

33. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1337; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Six months ago actually.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 06:20

36. SauravDas90 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


its like selling almost same specs under different name ,the following features need to be added

1. Camera
2. Soc,Faster Proceessor,More Ram
3. SD Card support
4. Latest Version of Android L(Waiting for its release)

5.For Indian markets make it available to the Shops also,as people in a bit far off places can afford it.
6.price affordability

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 14:48

37. rinque85 (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Anyone have the LTE version?
How long does it last in real life not on paper?

What is the G+1/G2 going to have as far as the battery?
Bigger screen so I would only think it makes sense to also install a larger capacity battery.

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