Alleged Moto G4 photos leak out, fingerprint scanner apparently included

Alleged Moto G4 photos leak out, fingerprint scanner apparently included
Last week, we told you about an upcoming (and yet to be announced) Motorola/Lenovo smartphone that could be called Moto G4 Plus and may feature a fingerprint sensor on the front, just below the screen. Now, thanks to a leakster from China, we can take a look at two photos that reportedly show a Moto G4 (this time, the "Plus" part of the name is missing).

As expected, this alleged Moto G4 does indeed have a squircle-shaped button on the front (most likely including a fingerprint scanner). On the back, we can see the famous M (Moto) logo, plus a camera with LED flash and two other mysterious sensors. This device looks a lot like the one pictured earlier this month and presented as a possible next-gen Moto X flagship.

Motorola will probably release both a regular Moto G4, and a Moto G4 Plus, though for now we don't know what's going to differentiate the two handsets (we can, of course, assume that the Plus model will be larger).

The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus could be announced in the near future alongside new Moto X and Moto E phones. As you may know, Motorola didn't launch any handsets this year, so it's about time for the company to show us something new, isn't it?

source: Weibo (in Chinese) via HelloMotoHK, Nowhereelse



1. abhishekvashishth

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Ugly af. Thanks to Lenovo

8. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

waite till we see the whole thing to be revealed. looks fine to me.

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

DAT front facing fingerprint...will be accurate. But the overall design is pretty boring as seems like it got inspiration from the Lenovo Vibe Series

17. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Why didn't they put the fingerprint scanner in the Moto dimple on the back? That would have been one of the most obvious design choices. What the heck lenovo?

21. Rifqiandi

Posts: 23; Member since: May 28, 2015

Go learn some fact. IT IS MOTOROLA WHO DESIGN LENOVO PHONE, AND THEIR MOTO. The company said in a statement, “MBG will continue to drive Lenovo’s overall mobile business, but will now rely on Motorola to design, develop and manufacture smartphone products.” "Motorola to DESIGN"​-design-and-build-lenovo-phones/#gref Oh wow. NOW WHO'S BAD AT DESIGNING? Motorola? Lenovo USE MOTOROLA'S DESIGN. Yes... ITS MOTOROLA.. Not Lenovo, people. *Facepalm

2. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

RIP Moto series.

4. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Looks boring. The new metal bodied Galaxy J series will sell better than these.

6. NoAllegiance unregistered

Should not cost more than $150, why pay more when the name Motorola is not worth $179 anymore. Number 1 - uses mediatek Number 2 - front speaker is gone Number 3 - possible updates may be reduced under lenovo's supervision. Number 4 - Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus is around $150.

26. NoAllegiance unregistered

Edit, Mediatek may be the E only

7. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Been done with Moto since the DROID Maxx. Note 3, Note 4 & soon to be in the Note 6 when it drops.

10. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Love how much hate some ppl can have :)

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they just hate lenovo... if moto didnt aquired by lenovo and release MotoG with exact same design with above, people will love it, lol

22. Rifqiandi

Posts: 23; Member since: May 28, 2015​-design-and-build-lenovo-phones/#gref

11. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Galaxy Nexus

14. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

Looks like GALAXY Nexus & GALAXY S2 & OnePlus 2 had a baby together ☺

12. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Way to go ,crapnova.

13. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

This is not the Moto flagship, it could just be the Moto G shipped with a fingerprint sensor. Many other companies have shipped their lower end phones with fingerprint sensors before. Also look at the material. It is plastic with out any metal on the side. It is just their middle or lower end product.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yes, every motoG is budget phone afterall

18. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

im okay with design well .. it's a budget smartphone after all the square with curve edge fingerprint scanner looks unique thou

19. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Only thing I care about with this phone is price. It needs to be $299 or less to even matter in this insanely competitive market.

20. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

Best choice would be making their batman logo for fingerprints scaner

23. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

if Lenovo wants to interfere in the Motorola phones then why are they keeping the Motorola brand anyway. As if they will improve the quality of the phone !

24. boys.noize

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 03, 2016

please base the design on last year's pretty moto G

25. aleant36

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Never understood why all phones have to have a cutout for fingerprint scanner. Couldn't they just make it flush with the chin of the phone since most use glass? And maybe a print logo indicating where to put your finger.

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